What is NAMSA ?
The NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) is the executive arm of the NATO Maintenance and Supply
Organisation (NAMSO), established in 1958. Direction and control
are provided by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives
from each of the NAMSO Member States. NAMSA is a customer-funded
Agency and operates on a “no profit - no loss” basis.
As NATO’s Logistics Agency of Excellence, NAMSA provides a wide
range of logistics support services to NATO armed forces and NATO
commands, individually or collectively. Those services include:
- Supply chain management
- Equipment maintenance
- Warehousing and transportation
- Engineering and technical support services
- In-theatre contract management
- Real life support
- Infrastructure works
- Airport of debarkation (APOD) services.
The value of services provided in 2008 was EUR 1.5 billion.
Most of NAMSA’s services are provided in a multinational
framework enabling the Agency to consolidate and centralize
logistics management functions across NAMSO Member States.
The Agency has legal agreements with many of the NATO
Partnership for Peace (PfP) Nations, providing them access to
Most of the services are outsourced to industry through
international competitive bidding, and in 2008 the number of
contracts exceeded 45,000. NAMSA also has an in-house engineering
and technical support capability in a number of specific
NAMSA is based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and employs
over 1,100 staff. The Agency has a Southern Operational Centre
(SOC) located in Taranto, Italy. A number of its staff are
deployed to theatres and NATO commands to provide front-line
support to operations.