ANT opens new office in Portsmouth, UK for the benefit of cruise ship & superyacht customers

ANT logo FUNA logoPortsmouth, UK -- ANT ( Advanced New Technologies Ltd), a leading UK-based superyacht integration company that is part of the FUNA International Group, has opened a new office in Portsmouth UK. The new location allows ANT to be strategically based on the south coast of the UK in order to serve Superyacht and Cruise Liner owners, designers, operators and consultants. ANT's new office also provides an auxiliary base for parent company FUNA to service cruise ship clientele.

In spring 2010, ANT was acquired by FUNA, a global design, engineering, integration and consulting firm for maritime and land-based projects. The combination has provided both companies a greater capacity to deliver specialized consulting, design, engineering, fabrication, installation, programming, training, commissioning and after sales support to clients in the superyacht, high-end residential and cruise ship markets across the globe. The combined resources of FUNA and ANT now include over 200 highly trained staff members operating out of 11 offices located in 8 countries throughout Europe and North America.

Both companies have recently been awarded a number of significant contracts across their range of services including some significant new-build and refit projects which will now directly benefit from this joining of forces. Many of these contracts are for repeat customers and involve the largest and most complex vessels in both the cruise ship and superyacht arenas.

About FUNA

FUNA International Group (www.funa.com ) is a global design, engineering, integration and consulting firm founded in 1972 and based in Emden, Germany. FUNA has over 37 years of experience integrating a variety of complex systems encompassing projects from airports to wind turbines. The company is well established in maritime projects – vessels of all types including cruise ships and superyachts – but also serves a variety of land-based developments. During FUNA's long history they have successfully completed over 150 cruise ship projects including 8 of the 10 largest cruise ships as well as four of the largest superyachts in the world. Their client list includes Royal Caribbean International, Princess Cruises and Disney Cruises Lines among others. FUNA is certified ISO 9001 compliant in Germany and Finland and is in the process of receiving certification in the United States.

The FUNA Group encompasses:

FUNA International – The premier cruise ship integrator in the world / in business for 37 years / completed over 150 new-build and refit projects / responsible for 8 of the 10 largest cruise ships in the world, including Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean).

FUNA Nachrichtentechnik – A systems integrator based in Germany that specializes in land-based projects for corporate, government and commercial clients.

FUNA Global Safety Systems – A global company specializing in the integration of safety technology for wind turbines, ocean platforms and other specialized marine projects.

ShowSys – A highly specialized technical management, consulting and design company serving the entertainment, gaming, leisure and theme parks & attractions markets.

For more information, visit the FUNA website at www.funa.com or please contact:

Marion Duif, Press Relations Europe m.duif@funa.com

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Judith Rubin Press Relations North America rubin.judith@gmail.com

P: +1 (314) 853-5210 (Central Time)

About ANT:

Advanced New Technologies Ltd (ANT) has over 22 years expertise helping design, specify, install, and support technology-based entertainment, automation, IT, security, navigation and communications systems to shipyards, yacht owners, and property developers. Each system is tailored to meet custom specifications, providing clients with unparalleled service and support throughout the entire design, build and maintenance phases. The company offers a worldwide service from its UK offices, as well as through its centres in Holland, France and Germany.

For more information visit Advanced New Technologies website at www.a-n-t.net or call on +44 (0) 870 873 9700.

For more press information please contact Paul Cook at Advanced New Technologies Ltd, Tel Mob: +44 7785 246 468 or email: paul.cook@a-n-t.net ; or Peter Ramsay/James Tuck at ADPR Ltd, Tel 01460 241641, or peter@adpr.co.uk / james@adpr.co.uk

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