Our company is named after Moritz Carl Hensoldt (1821-1903). He was a German pioneer in optics and precision mechanics and developed breakthrough technologies revolutionising surveillance and reconnaissance. In his time, he was a real inventor!
As a newly founded company we attach great importance to pioneering spirit and entrepreneurship as key to fulfilling our mission for our customers and employees. We have four key values to develop this mindset and give us orientation and coherence for all our decisions and interactions.
Collaboration is the foundation of our culture and our most important value, cultivating the spirit of ‘we are one team’, because only together can we be innovative and successful. Motivated and autonomous employees working together, and respecting and trusting each other for the sake of the company across departments and according to their individual strengths are at the heart of what we call collaboration.
Innovation, excellence and ownership are the three pillars of entrepreneurship.
Innovation is crucial to engineer cutting-edge technology. At Hensoldt, innovation emerges from the right people and the right mix of diverse individuals working collaboratively and inclusively according to their strengths, unleashing creativity and passion through their work. We encourage all our employees to share their ideas and be curious, to experiment by taking calculated risks and to learn from their success or failure.
Excellence: we conduct every project with one priority: excellence. It means being efficient, simple and agile to deliver the highest quality in all we do to best satisfy our customers. Creating value for our customers and our employees is at the heart of our excellence.
Ownership: we take responsibility for what we do and what we say. Our solutions are vital; they make a decisive contribution to protecting citizens, soldiers and nations all over the world. Armed forces trust us and our successful key projects reflect our reliability and integrity. We say what we do and we do what we say.