Thales Italia is, therefore, a single legal entity, bringing together experience and histories from companies coming from afar, such as Telettra, Alcatel, Face and Thomson Csf.

There are two fundamental chronological stages in the company’s history. 

On 1 January 2004, with the merger of the following pre-existing companies, Thales Atm, Thales Avionics, Thales Communications, Thales Componenti and Thales Optronique into Thales Italia.

On 1 January 2009, with the incorporation of Thales E-Transactions and Thales Security Solutions & Services (businesses that merged with Thales after the transfer of the “Security solutions for the vertical sectors” branch of Alcatel-Lucent at the beginning of 2007) into the company structure. These two new arrivals reinforced the Group’s position in Italy in the security and transportation sectors. Thales Italia thereby unified all the Group’s activities in Italy into a single legal entity.

Under a single, homogeneous structure, the histories and skills of the various units with plenty of experience and a strong link with the areas in which they are located were therefore exploited to the full. There are at least five historic sites: Chieti, Milan (Gorgonzola), Florence (Sesto Fiorentino) and Varese (Vergiate). The “new” Thales Italia has a clear identity, a dynamic profile that is the result of various experiences which also have roots at a territorial level, a wide and varied heritage of industrial experience.