Thales in Singapore
Thales has been present in Singapore since 1973 originally supporting aerospace-related activities in the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, the company has expanded and is today involved in the primary businesses of Aerospace (including Air Traffic Management), Defence & Security and Digital Identity & Security. Thales employs close to 2,000 employees across 3 sites in Singapore providing solutions that help customers make critical decisions. As a people-centred company, Thales was honoured to be ranked 50th out of 200 on Straits Times Singapore’s Best Employers 2021 list, a recognition of our investment in nurturing talent.
Thales forms close collaborations and partnerships with customers and other key stakeholders in Singapore. These include establishing laboratories at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) working in the fields of nano satellites, as well as joint labs with customers like the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), co-located with the Thales Digital Factory which work on co-development of key technologies in air traffic management.
In addition, Thales has signed multiple Memorandums-of-Understanding and cooperation agreements with academic institutions and other key partners in Singapore including the National University of Singapore, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Republic Polytechnic, HTX and A*STAR.
A global, one-stop approach to customer success in Aerospace
Thales’ avionics business in Singapore started in the early 1980s to support the expansion of the Airbus Group in the Asia-Pacific region. Today, Thales provides a wide range of support and services for the aviation industry, being recognised as a key partner for aerospace solutions through its provision of avionics and in-flight entertainment systems on-board world-renowned airlines in the region. With operational excellence and customer experience in mind, Thales’ Aviation Global Services team provides a one-stop service for all airline customers including worldwide maintenance, technical support, training, parts trading and line maintenance.
Thales has also long provided air traffic management services to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, ensuring the safety and security of our skies.
Safeguarding peace and security
Thales has been providing the Singapore Armed Forces with equipment in air defence, communications and naval sensors to keep Singapore safe and secure. For instance, the Singapore Navy’s RSS Formidable frigates are equipped with Thales’ Herakles radars which can perform simultaneous long-range air and surface surveillance. Thales is also working closely with the Navy in the area of unmanned systems.
Working with Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs since 1995, Thales has also been developing incident management capabilities for the Operational Command & Control Centres of the Singapore Police Force and Singapore Civil Defence Force.
A commitment to digital identity and security innovation
Thales Digital Identity and Security (DIS) serves a broad portfolio of government and institutional customers. The Thales Manufacturing Competence Centre (MCC) in Singapore houses the Group’s largest and only multi-product manufacturing facility, producing banking cards, micro-modules, radio frequency antennas and passport data pages. Alongside the MCC, the Engineering Competence Centre (ECC) in Singapore is the largest multi-product R&D centre for DIS, developing cutting-edge technologies locally.
Thales provides biometric passports and systems for secure immigration clearance as well as authentication solutions used in securing access to government e-services. Local banks like UOB are using Thales’ payment solutions, including Singapore’s first bio-sourced credit card, made from sustainable materials that significantly cuts down on plastic use.
These attest to Thales' strong commitment to innovation, research and technology in the sector.
With six main lines and an average daily ridership of around 3.4 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. Through key projects, Thales extends its transportation footprint in the region with cutting-edge urban transportation technology and integration expertise developed and initiated in Singapore.
Thales currently operates a CBTC Simulation Facility, together with LTA & SMRT, which is designed to simulate the reliability and robustness of Thales’ signalling system, using different test scenarios. Additionally, Thales also delivered signalling solutions to Canberra MRT station, Singapore’s newest MRT station serving 17,000 households, built on the existing North-South Line.
News and events
Thales Deepens its Research & Technology Commitment in Singapore with Extension of Joint NTU / CNRS LaboratoryRead more
Thales’ Local Defence Hub to reinforce Defence Services Capabilities for Singapore Armed ForcesRead more
Thales and SMRT Trains collaborate to enhance local repair and digital rail capabilities in SingaporeRead more
Thales and SMRT Trains partner on next-generation rail signalling technologies for greener rides in SingaporeRead more
Events in Singapore
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Contact us in Singapore
12 Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139941
Phone: +65 6317 3333
28 Changi North Rise, Singapore 498755
Phone: +65 6424 7100
Thales Digital Factory
WeWork @ 5 Temasek Boulevard
21 Changi North Rise, Singapore 498788
Phone: +65 6424 7100