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100 years celebrations in full swing

It's July 2022, which means our Dutch Thales roots are now officially 100 years old! Naturally, we made sure to celebrate this with our entire team, family and friends!

Our anniversary month started with an Open House day a few weeks ago, where all (current and retired) colleagues could invite their family and friends to visit our Hengelo and Eindhoven sites (Huizen will follow at a later date). An incredible number of guests signed up for this 'Thales Experience': 5000 people!

All visitors could join a special tour past several highlights in our facilities, such as our production floors where we build our radars, our printed circuit boards center, our environmental competence center and life size model of a fregate's command room. Everywhere along the route, Thales-employees were present to give demo's, give information and answer questions.

But that's not all! We transformed the area in front of our main entrance into a true festival site. Several food and drink trucks and even a merry go round for the kids, combined with wonderfully sunny weather, provided the cherry on top of an already great event.

About a week after the Open House, it was to celebrate our anniversary with Team Thales itself. We hosted a employee party at the location of our company founding back in 1922: the Hazemeijer factory in Hengelo. Good food, live bands, a silent disco, you name it: everyone had a great time. Let the next 100 years begin!

Of course, 2022 is certainly not over: we'll keep celebrating our 100 year anniversary until the end of this year, sharing inspiring stories from our archives ánd cool innovations to come with all of you. To be continued.