HENSOLDT in Germany

German roots, a European presence and a global footprint

Today, HENSOLDT is the third largest pure defence company in Germany. Our headquarters are in Taufkirchen, near Munich, which is one of the most important centres for innovation in the defence sector in Germany.

Other industrial sites in Germany include Ulm and Oberkochen, as well as Wetzlar, Immenstaad, Pforzheim and Kiel. The HENSOLDT representative offices in Berlin and Bonn/Koblenz facilitate and coordinate the dialogue with relevant governmental institutions to ensure the needs and requirements of customers are met in the best possible way. Of our more than 4,400 employees, about 3,400 are employed in Germany.

Germany is a core market for HENSOLDT, and the Bundeswehr is an important customer for HENSOLDT products.

The Federal Republic of Germany holds a minority stake under company law in HENSOLDT Holding GmbH, which means that key national technologies are protected, and the Bundeswehr’s security of supply is guaranteed.

Our Sites in Germany

Taufkirchen

Taufkirchen in the south of Munich is the registered headquarters of HENSOLDT. Here, 350 HENSOLDTIANS work on highly developed electronic systems to equip ground systems, aeroplanes and helicopters. The site is associated with a rich tradition of aerospace related to names such as Messerschmitt, Bölkow and DASA.

In 2020 HENSOLDT is opening a new annex to the building 88 on the Ludwig-Bölok Campus. This will be home to members of our top management, central functions such as HR, Finance, Legal and Communications as well as the laboratories for our Electronic Warfare, MIDS and IFF equipment.

Our Sites in Germany

Ulm

​Approximately 2000 employees are developing and producing complex security electronics in the internationally renowned radar stronghold at HENSOLDT's Ulm site.

The site focuses on high frequency technology and has its roots in renowned predecessors such as Telefunken, AEG and EADS. A large number of the employees are engineers, above all in the areas of communications engineering and electrical engineering.

Our Sites in Germany

Oberkochen

In Oberkochen about 500 employees develope, design and produce state-of-the-art optical and optronic devices for military, civilian and security applications since 70 years. Optronic systems from Oberkochen enable fast and detailed reconnaissance for combat support, border protection and the protection of critical infrastructure.

The site in Oberkochen is the largest development and production facility of HENSOLDT Optronics. In the production facility for sensor components, the periscope tower as well as the land and space production facilities, the highly complex sensors for the different platforms for land, air, sea and space missions are manufactured.

Our Sites in Germany

Immenstaad

At the site in Immenstaad near Friedrichshafen we develop and manufacture products in the area of Situational Awareness Solutions. In addition, teams from the Customer Support and Spaceborne & Airborne Radars units are also based here.

Our most southerly site within Germany with a workforce of approximately 400 employees has been a centre for the development and construction of satellites and instruments for scientific research of the universe as well as for earth observation and meteorology for more than five decades.

Our Sites in Germany

Wetzlar

Moritz Carl Hensoldt, who gave our company its name, is the founder of the Wetzlar site. Today, the Wetzlar site still develops and manufactures telescopic sights, targeting optics and optronic equipment such as residual light and thermal imaging clip-on systems as well as fire control systems as well as unstabilised periscopes for armoured vehicles and calibration technology for artillery.

The products – above all the telescopic sights and the night vision attachments – enjoy an excellent reputation with authorities and military units throughout the world. At present, approximately 80 HENSOLDTIANS are working the site in Wetzlar which is situated on the Carl Zeiss AG premises.

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Kiel

At HENSOLDT's Kiel site, approximately 50 employees work in the area of customer support, providing the service required for both their own and third-party products in the areas of radar, reconnaissance and communication on behalf of the German Armed Forces and international customers. Their tasks include installing and integrating electronic equipment, systems and devices as well as assembling antenna systems.

Our employees from Kiel, a location originally, chosen because of its proximity to the German Navy, now set off on their service missions to places in Germany and Europe but also to the USA, Malaysia, Thailand or India.

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Pforzheim

Pforzheim is the headquarter of EuroAvionics Group, which was aquired by HENSOLDT in August 2017. The EuroAvionics Group is a leading manufacturer of Situational Awareness and Mission Management Systems.

The company designs, produces and markets certified avionic systems that interface with a wide range of third-party avionics and sensors. The high-end products are in use world-wide, characterized by their flexibility and their modular concept. The existing product range was also extended on industrial multicopters and autopilots/flight computers for UAVs and OPVs.