Arthur Wood, Morné van Tonder, Stephen Scott, Mishack Sigasa, Ruben Janse van Rensburg

First HENSOLDT Award presented to South African team

GEW Technologies victorious in coveted employee excellence award

Munich, Pretoria 28 May 2019 – HENSOLDT, the leading independent sensor solutions house has presented its first award for an outstanding contribution to the company’s success to a team at GEW Technologies, Pretoria. The team with members Arthur Wood, Morné van Tonder, Stephen Scott, Mishack Sigasa and Ruben Janse van Rensburg were presented with the prestigious award during the annual HENSOLDT Leadership Team meeting held in Munich for their outstanding work in delivering an important customer acceptance test and going far beyond what was expected.

 “I am extremely proud to accept the award for the first place on behalf of our Team Shaheen, who was part of the event via video streaming.” said Hennie Venter, Chief Executive of GEW Technologies. “I would also like to thank the wider groups of people who played a role in successfully delivering this project milestone. The Shaheen team had to rely heavily on the support of other GEW teams and departments, who jumped in to help without hesitation. This cross-departmental collaboration not only showed a notable understanding of, but also lived out, GEW’s mission and values to the fullest.”

The HENSOLDT Award is presented annually, contenders from HENSOLDT staff can be nominated by their colleagues, a jury selects five finalists and the winner is determined by a vote of all HENSOLDT employees. In addition to a representative glass trophy, the winning GEW team was also awarded with an exciting trip to Germany, including a visit to the Munich Oktoberfest.

 “It is a really proud moment for me, to see the commitment and perseverance that GEW has become known for to our HENSOLDT colleagues.” said Celia Pelaz, Head of HENSOLDT’s Spectrum Dominance & Airborne Solutions Division and GEW Board Member. ”GEW makes HENSOLDT stronger and this award is certainly good proof of it!”


HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. Headquartered in Munich, the company is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions, developing new products to counter evolving threats in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,500 employees, HENSOLDT generates revenues of more than 1 billion euros per year.


About GEW

As part of HENSOLDT’s Spectrum Dominance and Airborne Solutions division, GEW provides clients with premium technologies to detect and protect in contemporary defence and civil environments. On land, at sea or in the air, GEW’s electronic warfare, spectrum monitoring and security solutions offer tactical and strategic superiority. Since its establishment more than 50 years ago, GEW has continued to grow steadily and today employs more than 350 people, mainly at its headquarters in Pretoria. With a strong heritage and equipment operational in more than 30 countries, GEW has earned the trust and respect of the intelligence community worldwide.



Joachim Schranzhofer                                                 


joachim.schranzhofer @hensoldt .net                            


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