Hensoldt launches new South African unit

09 September 2019

Hensoldt, a Germany-based firm that makes sensors for defence and security forces, has combined its two South African entities into a new single unit, Hensoldt South Africa, to increase collaboration among the sites and better promote its business.

The rebranding unites Hensoldt's largest manufacturing sites outside Europe: GEW Technology, which is located in Pretoria, and Hensoldt Optronics Pty, which is in Gauteng province between Pretoria and Johannesburg. Each site has about 300 employees.

"Consolidating GEW and Optronics under the Hensoldt brand is an important strategic step towards future growth of our South African business," the company said. "It gives us the opportunity to leverage the power of the Hensoldt brand and our global footprint to open new market opportunities for our South African business."

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