Thales has been present for more than 55 years in Mexico and currently employs more than 1,400 people. Thales has successfully deployed urban security solutions, radio communication systems, toll collection solutions and air traffic control systems.
In 1965, Thales supplied the first radar for air traffic control in Mexico, our very first business in the region. One year before, in March 1964, French President Charles de Gaulle was welcomed in Mexico by President Adolfo López Mateos and, in a historic speech made in Spanish, he said "Marchemos la mano en la mano y viva México" (Let's walk hand in hand and long live Mexico). The visit sealed the friendship between both countries.