We established our first footprint in France with our site in Plaisir, the headquarters of HENSOLDT France SAS. The activities of HENSOLDT France SAS were divested from the Airbus Group in 2018 following the sale of various electronics activities, which formed the basis of HENSOLDT.
HENSOLDT France SAS has a workforce of about 80 people, including subcontractors and support services. Eighty per cent of the employees are seasoned engineers.
In 2019, we started the acquisition process NEXEYA, a provider of services and electronics solutions for defence and commercial customers. After obtaining all necessary approvals, the deal was closed in the third quarter of 2019.