Our customers rarely go shopping for a solution. Rather, they start with an objective and talk to us about how to achieve it. In many cases, we develop not just new technology but a whole new way of doing things.
7% of our revenue is reinvested in R & D. Each year, we file hundreds of patents. And every day our global network of 20,000 scientists is sharing ideas on how to conquer the latest challenges of a breathtaking range of civilian, military and aerospace markets.
Our Research and Technology facility in Reading, Berkshire exemplifies this approach. Working in close collaboration with various government agencies, universities and private research organisations, Thales Research and Technology (UK) Ltd has an enviable track record of innovation that has led directly to four Queen's Awards for Technology being gained by Thales companies.