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To be constantly ready for the most challenging missions at a moment’s notice, ships, submarines and other vessels in the Royal Navy need to be perfectly maintained. KAEFER is at their service.

Collaboration and partnership are key to maintaining a good business relationship. That also goes a long way when it comes to maintaining and supporting Royal Navy ships and submarines. KAEFER in the UK have strengthened their strategic relationship with Babcock, securing a framework agreement to deliver industrial services at the Devonport and Clyde shipyards.

Assuring the competitiveness of UK shipbuilding

KAEFER’s team in the UK has been working together with Babcock for over 20 years and have strategic supplier status. Both companies collaborate to achieve the same goal: to assure the global competitiveness of UK shipbuilding for the long term. In the process, KAEFER focusses on applying LEAN principles to all operations, embracing innovation, delivering value plan savings across the board, bringing resilience to the business as well as ensuring certainty of delivery. In addition to that, the industrial services contract will sustain over 700 KAEFER jobs in the UK.


Operations Excellence is part of our DNA at KAEFER and continuous improvement is critical in demonstrating value for work.

Chris Foulkes, CEO for KAEFER in the UK & Ireland said “we have only been able to secure this framework and long term employment for our UK workforce, due to their ongoing and long term exceptional performance. Operations Excellence is part of our DNA at KAEFER and continuous improvement is critical in demonstrating value for work in support of Babcock’s maintenance business for the Ministry of Defence.”

From surface protection, scaffolding and access to first attack firefighting, rigging, cleaning, security and general site services for new build projects, the KAEFER team at Babcock is responsible for the performance and upkeep of the pride of the UK’s naval forces. They don’t take the privilege lightly and look forward to several more years of collaboration and partnership.

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