NalTech (short for "Nalju Technologies") is an intergalactic conglomerate run by the heirs to House Nalju on Serenno. The company operates primarily in starship manufacturing, as the Naljus are known as famous shipwrights, but has also branched out into military-grade weaponry, armor, and cloning technology.
Currently, NalTech is smaller than competitors such as Kuat Drive Yards (KDY) and Blackwell Technologies (BT). This is owed to a lack of access to larger shipyards, such as those found on Kuat and Fondor, and a recent corporate scandal that saw hopeful competitors stage a corporate takeover of the company, executing its previous chair and most of his family. However, the company has recently set its sights on expanding its ventures and horizons.
Nalju Technologies was initially formed during the High Republic Era as Nalju Steel by Meraxes Nalju, then the head of a small merchant family on Serenno. Through a series of questionable deals with the Serenno government, Meraxes was able to corner the planet's durasteel industry and drive his competitors out of business. As the company grew, Meraxes put his training as a shipwright to use, evolving the company into a ship manufacturer that used newly acquired durasteel to produce protective fighters for the Serenno Defense Forces.
During the Great Hyperspace Disaster, Serenno contracted Meraxes' corporation to further fortify the planet's defenses against potential attacks by the Nihil marauders. These contracts grossly enriched the Nalju merchant clan, who rebranded themselves as House Nalju and were officially recognized by the Count of Serenno as the planet's newest noble family for their contributions to its defense. Likewise, Nalju Steel rebranded itself into
NalTech and began expanding into a variety of military technologies.
Centuries later, Nalju Technologies sided with the Confederacy of Independent Systems when Serenno fell under the leadership of Count Dooku, secretly Darth Tyrannus. The company created a subsidiary to assist the Trade Federation and Commerce Guilds in the production of battle droids for the Separatist war effort. When Dooku lost the Clone Wars, NalTech narrowly avoided destruction under the new Galactic Empire by agreeing to manufacture arms and ships for the newly crowned Emperor Palpatine.
NalTech was one of many arms corporations who sold to both sides of the First Order-Resistance conflict. And when Palpatine was defeated again, they sought to fill a gap left in the galactic economy by the Kaminoans by investigating cloning technology, though this subsidiary never quite took off and officially was closed down before the emergence of a new Sith Empire from the Unknown Regions.
Nalju Technologies produces arms and equipment for smaller planetary militias under its own name. Its products are mostly designed for planetary defense forces rather than average citizens. It also possesses a number of subsidiaries with their own unique structures for more specialized projects, though the Chair of NalTech's board can pool resources and join them for projects if necessary.
NalTomation (short for "Nalju Automation") was formed during the Clone Wars and deals mainly in droid technology, including battle droids for small planetary militias and legal droid upgrades that can assist in customizing its droid projects. It also has a limited line of protocol droids and astromechs.
NalShips (short for "Nalju Shipwrights") was the first subsidiary of the original Nalju Steel and mainly produces customized starships. Though it originally was formed to create starfighters and other small ordinance ships for planetary navies, these days, it mainly takes custom orders for wealthy and private individuals looking to travel the galaxy in style.
NR&D (short for "Nalju Research & Development) is the science division of Nalju Technologies, responsible for researching all of its major technological products. The mega-corporation's failed cloning subsidiary was folded into this division sometime after the Battle of Exegol, though research into cloning continues under wraps at NR&D.
Nalju Technologies also has a small subsidiary that handles the shipping of its products through freighters and the occasional smuggler when necessary.
To create another corporation under which to post tech submissions, tied to my new character, Nahri Nalju. It will also be an objective of her story to reclaim this company that belonged to her father.
People other than me are welcome to make technology under this company's brand. Just tag me @Mockingjay so I can update the product list!