With its 50-year history in the country, Thales employs 220 people in Brazil and subcontracts products and services from more than 300 Brazilian companies. Thales Latin America headquarters is based in Sao Paulo.
In order to be closer to the customers and play an important partner with the local industry system, Thales has implemented a strong local industrial capacity with (i) a radar manufacturing facility in Sao Paulo (ii) a Sonar Excellence Centre in Sao Paulo, (iii) a Space Technology Centre in Sao Jose dos Campos, (iv) an In-flight Entertainment integration centre in Sao Paulo, (v) an Integration Centre for Transportation in Sao Paulo, and (vi) a global Aerospace Service Centre addressing Brazil and also South America.
As a consequence of these local investments and nationalization efforts, Thales, through its subsidiary Omnisys, has already implemented various projects certified as "Strategic Defence Products”.
Thales works closely to the Brazilian authorities to bring the best answers to their needs in all aspects: providing operational proven solutions, implementing local industrial capability, performing transfer of technology, developing local services close to the customers, establishing partnership with Brazilian industrial players and universities, training high level Brazilian engineers, fostering innovation in high technology, developing international networking to Brazilian engineers and partners, exporting from Brazil high end products and systems produced in the country.