ANCONAV (The Romanian Shipbuilders Association) was founded in 1995, as a result of an initiative of shipyards and companies from horizontal industry, casting himself as a platform for communication between Romanian companies active in the shipping industry. It was going through a period of adjustment to new market conditions and was increasingly greater need for cooperation for maintaining competitiveness. Over the years, the association has kept the role of partner in the relationship with the Romanian authorities to promote shipbuilding industry and promoter of cooperation between companies.