Finmeccanica is Italy’s leading manufacturer in the high technology sector and ranks among the top ten global players in aerospace, defence and security. The Finmeccanica Group focuses heavily on three strategic pillars: helicopters, defense and security electronics and aeronautics, which generate 73% of revenues, 67% of orders and account for 74% of the workforce. Finmeccanica is also Europe’s leading defense systems company, and enjoys a strong presence in the space sector where it controls satellite services. Furthermore, the group has substantial expertise and a well-established position on the global transport and power generation markets.
The company is headquartered in Italy, and has permanent bases with significant production assets in three domestic markets: Italy (with a staff of more than 42,500), the UK (with a staff of around 9,700) and the US (with a staff of around 11,900). In Europe, it also has a significant presence in France (with 3,700 employees), in Germany (over 1,000) and in Poland (around 3,400), and has established a growing network of partnerships in emerging countries worldwide. In total, it has about 75,200 employees, of which approximately 43% work outside Italy. In 2010, it generated revenues of approximately EUR 18.7 billion and orders of EUR 22.5 billion. Finmeccanica has a backlog worth EUR 48.7 billion and invests about 11% of its revenues in research and development.
Finmeccanica SpA’s ordinary shares are listed on the Italian stock market (FNC IM; SIFI.MI). The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance retains 30.2% of the share capital, while Italian and foreign institutional and private investors own the remainder.