With a 50-year history in the region, Thales employs close to 650 people across Latin America. The team addresses the needs of the Defence, Security, Aerospace, Space and Transportation markets. Thales has operations in all Latin America and has offices in 9 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Venezuela). In Brazil, Thales has a radar manufacturing facility, a Sonar Excellence Center and a Space Technology Centre. Thales also runs two Integration Centers for Transportation (Brazil and Mexico), a Security hub in Mexico and an In-Flight Entertainment Service Center in Chile.
Thales has been expanding its operations permanently and has strengthened its presence in the region through a number of significant local partnerships. The Group’s strategy is to establish local partnerships, develop operational partnerships in R&D with regional players and transfer technologies to the countries.