You should know your own roots. You should know where you come from and understand what drives you. In complex, fast-paced times, looking back at your own development - whether as a person or a company - always helps you to come to an important realization:
With the necessary determination, intrepidity and an idea of what we want to be and change, we accomplish things we can be proud of. With everything we accomplish as individuals, we contribute to often far-reaching, sometimes groundbreaking changes. In all areas of our life.
The history of our company Thales here in Germany is such a story of extraordinary people and groundbreaking technologies. It is also an extremely exciting journey through time.
In this development is everything that we today call Purpose. "Building a future we can all trust" is our globally valid corporate goal today. It is at the same time a promise we make to our customers and a central element of our corporate DNA.
For us as employees, this is no empty phrase. Over almost a century and a half, Thales and its constituent companies have succeeded in decisively shaping the future, building on a strong foundation of enormous inventive talent, top engineering expertise, great customer trust and close partnerships.
In close cooperation with industrial historians, we have rewritten the chronology of this success story in our corporate communications department. Accompany us on this journey.
I wish you an exciting read!