K Line Acquires French Kite Manufacturer to Enhance Position

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The primary customer of a ship kite system, originally crafted by Airbus, is so enthusiastic about the product that they've decided to purchase the entire company.

Through its newly formed French subsidiary, Oceanicwing, Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has successfully acquired Airseas, the manufacturer behind the innovative Seawing automated kite system.

K Line stated today that Seawings has the capability to cut down CO2 emissions by about 20%, and it can be implemented on any commercial ship.

Airseas is in the process of constructing a factory in Nantes, set to be operational by 2026, as the company aims to expand and fulfill the growing demand for its kite system.

K Line, the foremost customer, has enlisted for a total of 51 installations.