HENSOLDT in France

Establishing a major footprint in France

We established our first footprint in France with our site in Plaisir, the headquarters of HENSOLDT France SAS. The activties of HENSOLDT France SAS were divested from the Airbus Group in 2018 following the sale of various electronics activties, which formed the basis of HENSOLDT.

HENSOLDT France SAS generates revenues of approximately € 20 million per year with 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 aqusition process of a major part of the activities of Nexeya, Chatenay/France, a provider of services and electronics solutions for defence and commercial customers. The closing is expected after obtaining all necessary approvals in the third quarter of 2019.

Part of the HENSOLDT Group

About HENSOLDT France

As the acquisition by KKR of the former Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security activities in France followed a different regulatory and site separation process than our German-based activities, the closing for HENSOLDT France took place in April 2018. Following the separation from Airbus, we moved our activities from the Airbus site in Élancourt to a new site in Plaisir.

Our activities in Plaisir have a long-standing competence in Identification, Friend or Foe (IFF), data link and Cryptographics. The main products are the MSR Identification Systems Interrogator, the BTI, an identification systems on-board aircraft tester, LYGARION data link and crypto computers of the QRTK family. The products are designed, developed, integrated and tested on site.

HENSOLDT France SAS generates revenues of approximately € 20 million per year with a workforce of about 80 people. It is lead by Philippe Guibourg, Président of HENSOLDT France SAS.

Our Site in France

Plaisir

Our site in Plaisir is located perfectly for HENSOLDT in France as it is at the heart of the defence and aeronautic activities in Paris with companies like Thales, Zodiac and Airbus close by. Formerly the headquarters of a retail company, our site in Plaisir was built in 2001 with an entrepreneurial and spacious layout on 2350 m2.

It can host up to 120 people, has open office and storage spaces as well as communal areas.

Widening our footprint in France

Acquiring Nexeya

We agreed to acquire the major part of the activities of Nexeya, Chatenay/France, a provider of services and electronics solutions for defence and commercial customers. The closing is expected after obtaining all necessary approvals in the third quarter of 2019.

We will acquire Nexeya’s test and integration and services business as well as major parts of its mission management and power conversion businesses. The acquired activities represent a turnover of around €95 million and a workforce of approximately 620 employees.

Nexeya strengthens our industrial base particularly in France, improving customer access and enhancing our product portfolio. Furthermore, the acquisition boosts our strategy of developing commercial markets and creating new opportunities in the area of services. The complementary product portfolios provide opportunities for innovative product combinations and new developments.

Learn more:

Nexeya Website