Ivanova Industries is a human-owned corporation best known for building warships for the Systems Alliance and manufacturing modular orbital infrastructure. Pre-war Ivanova Industries operated an industrial complex on Arcturus Station and manufactured several successful lines of commercial and leisure ships along with completing military contracts. The corporation owed its success to the military industrial boom during and after the First Contact War and cultivated a lucrative relationship with the Alliance which continued into the 80’s. Ivanova Industries' main facilities and head office are located at Terra Nova. The founder and current CEO is Nadezhda Ivanova.
Ivanova Industries was founded in 2152 by Nadezhda Ivanova, a Russian entrepreneur, as part of the private sector’s race to the stars. Prudently, Ivanova developed relationships within the fledging Alliance when it was still considered little more than a glorified space agency. Between 2152 and 2157, the company grew consistently with the expansion of humanity into the reaches of space, manufacturing some of the first explorer ships and orbital platforms to be built above Earth and the Inner Colonies.
With the advent of the First Contact War, the company flourished, securing several defence contracts and constructing an extra facility on Arcturus Station. It was around this time that the company began designing what would become the popular Monaco leisure corvette.
Despite a scandal involving a senior Alliance minister and Nadezhda’s eldest daughter and claims by journalists of the Ivanova ‘dynasty’ unduly influencing politics, Ivanova Industries continued to enjoy popularity with the Systems Alliance Navy and colonial groups.
During the Reaper War, the company was gutted by the loss of their Earth and Arcturus industrial complexes and the majority of their employees. Post-war, it was expected that these losses would cause the company to fold but a bail-out package from the Alliance military government and a steady market for industrial vessels has revitalised the company. With the construction of its shipyards and factories above Terra Nova, Ivanova Industries appears set to regain its position as an industry leader in Alliance space.