The original name of our company was DESIGN SYSTEMS EUROPE. Founded in 1986, DSE mainly provided services in the naval architecture and marine engineering fields. Through the years, the computer becoming more and more part of everyday’s life, DSE developed and acquired a number of engineering software systems running on mini- and micro-computers. As the demand on electronic tools grew, a considerable effort was devoted to creating and sourcing newer and more powerful software and hardware.
After some multi-disciplinary activity in the early 90s, the decision was made to focus completely on the naval architecture and marine engineering industries. DSE then grew and expanded from a pure engineering design concern to include the on-going development and integration of specialized software, which increasingly became a considerable part of our activity. Through cooperative efforts with other companies sharing the same vocation, our software library went from a single program in 1989 to a suite of about 20 today. Our software customer base now includes over 400 sites in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia, with hundreds of licenses installed. On the design and consulting front, we still carry out several ground-breaking projects in structural analysis, hydrodynamics, etc. every year.
A multi-year metamorphosis thus completed, a new name was in order, better describing our offerings. The name evolved fittingly to DESIGN SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGIES. DS&T directly offered software products and considerable expertise, as well as that of over 10 partner companies in 3 continents, covering the full naval architecture & marine engineering spectrum of design, construction, operation and management.
In 2004 NDAR became the new name and brand, paying tribute to another decade of innovation, research and development. More than ever, NDAR fooers Software Solutions for Naval Architecture and ShipBuilding.