Arkanian Royal Engineers
|Arkanan Royal Engineers|
|Founded||Year 11 Day 293|
|Dissolved||Year 13 Day 166 (reformed as The Jedi Coalition)|
|Affiliation|| New Republic, Galactic Alliance
Ghtroc Industries (subsidiary)
|Holosite||Arkanian Royal Engineers|
The Arkanian Royal Engineers was a ship production corporation which is the offspring of Arkanian Enterpises and Arkanian Trade Syndicate and a former private sector affiliate of the New Republic. Although it ceased to formally exist with the official establishment of the Jedi Coalition with the Jedi Order, much of its operations continues within the Coalition's Ministry of Engineering.
Late in Year 7, Gavin Kaos, an Arconan working for SoroSuub Corporation, conceived the idea of a conglomerate of corporations working together to provide the galaxy with quality services and products at competitive prices. Seeing an opportunity to fulfill his dream, Gavin joined forces with Magnus Plaga, and founded a bank named Arkanian Enterprises midway through Year 8. ARK developed its reputation and became one of the most reputable banking companies in the galaxy. After becoming the first corporation to become a New Republic private sector affiliate, ARK provided savings accounts, loans and investment services to the NR citizens and the galaxy at large.
During Year 9, Gavin and his Board of Directors planned a second corporation to add to their growing empire. They founded Arkanian Trade Syndicate, which opened the New Republic Citizen's Commerce Centre, and offered the galaxy middleman and trade-related services. Hand in hand with ARK and under the leadership of Franco Nejo, ATS grew and developed. While expanding, ATS set up important operations in the Bpfassh, Antipose and Garos systems.
Eventually, the Board of Directors decided to close ARK and combine both of their companies into the ATS shell. ATS then joined forces with SarShen Spaceworks, Offworld Mining Corporation, and Phoenix Recycling Corporation and the Arkanian Conglomerate grew to new heights. After a year of serving the galaxy as a conglomerate, the High Command decided to merge their efforts, and once again everything was consolidated to ATS.
Late in Year 11, ATS decided to recreate themselves as a ship production corporation. ATS renamed to Arkanian Royal Engineers and continues to serve the galaxy by producing high quality ships, droids, items and vehicles. In addition to its shipbuildling, the Arkanian Royal Engineers continue to operate an active construction division in the Arbran System of the Outer Rim as well as a logistics division that carries ships and other items all over the galaxy. A recent reorganization added a resources and extraction division to handle mining and raw material shipment duties.