Established in Singapore since 1973 to support the expansion of aerospace-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region, Thales has grown from strength to strength and is today involved in the primary businesses of Aerospace (including Air Traffic Management), Defence & Security, Ground Transportation and Digital Identity & Security.
With the acquisition of Gemalto in 2019, Thales expanded its market locally and in the Southeast Asia region serving global banks, telecommunication providers, governments and enterprise customers with an unrivalled portfolio of digital identity and security solutions based on technologies such as biometry, data protection and cyber security. Locally, Thales also houses the Group’s largest and only multi-product manufacturing facility that operates round the clock to produce micro-modules, banking cards, inlay antennas as well as passport datapages for over 100 countries.
Today, Thales employs 2,100 people in Singapore across all its business areas, with 4 sites across the country (21 and 28 Changi North Rise; 12 Ayer Rajah Crescent and Digital Factory @ WeWork in 5 Temasek Boulevard).
Largest avionics repair facility for the Group with an estimated 40,000 pieces repaired per year.
Equips Changi Airport, the busiest hub in South East Asia, with our Thales LORADS III Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions.
Thales' inflight entertainment system and connectivity flies onboard Singapore Airlines' A350 XWBs fleet.
Co-innovate with the Civil Authority of Singapore through a joint Aviation Innovation Research (AIR) Lab to develop an open ATM architecture and accelerate ATM digitisation.
Equips 50% of the Singapore MRT lines with our ticketing solution.
Completely resignalled SMRT's oldest MRT lines (North-South and East-West Lines) which are now running on our Communications-Based-Train-Control (CBTC) signalling, and are the most reliable lines in the country.
Delivered signalling solutions for Canberra MRT station, Singapore's newest MRT station on the North-South Line.
Defence & Security
Provides the Singapore Armed Forces with equipment in air defence, communications and naval sensors.
Equips Singapore Navy's RSS Formidable frigates with Thales' Herakles radars.
Provides Homeland Security solutions to the Ministry of Home Affairs, working with the Singapore Police Force, Singapore Civil Defence Force and the Police Coast Guard.
Provides apron surveillance over Changi Airport, and worked with the Smart Nation programme on an integrated video analytics platform.
Operates a cybersecurity consulting practice in Singapore with CREST-certified consultants engaged in cybersecurity risk assessments and penetration testing.
Digital Identity & Security
Provides biometric passports and systems to Singapore's Immigration and Checkpoints Authority.
Largest multi-product manufacturing facility for the Group that exports micro-modules, banking cards, inlay antennas and passport datapages to over 100 countries.
Houses over 350 engineers locally at the Engineering Competence Centre to develop products across all of the Digital Identity & Security businesses.
Research, Technology & Innovation
Runs a Research & Technology (R&T) centre with the aim of complementing and leveraging Singapore's strong eco-system as a research and development hub.
Houses an Innovation Hub on-site to engage local and regional customers and partners in user-centered innovation, enabling cross-functional collaborations in co-designing, prototyping and testing of new concepts.
Developed strategic academic partnerships, via joint labs housed at Nanyang Technological University, to foster research in nanotechnologies as well as contribute new concepts and technologies for systems used on micro and nano-satellites.
Established a Digital Factory in Singapore to accelerate innovation and digital transformation for the Group and its customers in the region.
Over 2100 employees in Singapore
Present in Singapore for over 40 years
Thales’ 1st multidisciplinary innovation centre outside of Europe
Thales plays a significant role in every aspect of aerospace and avionics. From providing maintenance and repair to producing avionics and in-flight entertainment equipment, from ensuring aircrafts take off and land safely to keeping passengers connected with loved ones in the skies, Thales ensures a smart, safe and secure passenger journey for all.
With six main lines and an average daily ridership of around 3.3 million, Thales has been instrumental in shaping Singapore’s rail transportation infrastructure. Thales provides ticketing, communication and signalling solutions to keep everyone’s journey safe and seamless.
To keep Singapore safe and secure, Thales is providing the Singapore Armed Forces with equipment in air defence, communications and naval sensors. On the Homeland Protection front, Thales has also been working with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) since 1995.
Expanding further into the Digital Identity & Security field (DIS), Thales now provides identity and biometric solutions as well as banking and payment services, ensuring your transactions are cybersecured and your critical data and identity are well protected.