Hensoldt, a leading global provider of defence and security electronics, has announced the opening of its new offices in Stellenbosch, South Africa, which will serve as the hub of its spectrum management operations.
The new offices, which were inaugurated on 16 November, are located in the vibrant Stellenbosch area, close to Stellenbosch University, one of the country’s top academic institutions. The offices feature modern facilities and equipment, as well as a dynamic training space for Hensoldt South Africa’s clients, says a DefenceWeb’s article.
Hensoldt South Africa’s Managing Director, Rynier van der Watt, said that the new location was a strategic move to expand the company’s presence in the region and to attract top-tier talent. “We are excited to establish our presence in the dynamic Stellenbosch area, offering an engaging environment for current and potential employees, while serving as an ideal setting for client training,” he said.
He added that the company plans to offer bursaries for both pre- and post-graduate students pursuing technical fields at local universities, as part of its commitment to cultivating a strong professional network and enhancing technological advancements.
Hensoldt South Africa is the Group’s largest industrial base outside of Europe and one of the largest defence and security electronics companies in South Africa. It exports its solutions to more than 45 countries across the world, and these range from electronic warfare and optronics, spectrum monitoring and security solutions, to radar, IFF and datalinks. The company also offers the Astus unmanned aerial vehicle and recently launched its Quadome radar series, for land and sea applications.
The new offices in Stellenbosch complement the existing offices in the Cape Town area, in Tokai, which focuses on radar solutions. In Irene, Gauteng, South Africa’s corporate office is housed, as well as its Optronics business unit and a portion of its Radar business unit, while Pretoria is home to its GEW business unit, which focuses on spectrum dominance solutions.
The new site in Stellenbosch will focus on spectrum management operations, which are essential for ensuring the efficient and secure use of the electromagnetic spectrum, especially in the context of increasing demand and complexity. Hensoldt’s spectrum management solutions include spectrum monitoring, direction finding, geolocation, jamming, and countermeasures.
By opening its new offices in Stellenbosch, Hensoldt aims to showcase its expertise and remain at the forefront of cutting-edge developments in defence and security electronics. The choice of location underscores the company’s commitment to maintaining a significant presence in key global markets and to serving its clients with excellence.