Thales Bordeaux Campus opens for business
Thales has been planning the move since 2013. This week, the first of 2,600 staff went to work at the new 60,000 sq.m campus, where the Group is investing 200 million euros to relocate its Bordeaux operations into purpose-built premises at the high-tech park near the airport.
The Thales Bordeaux Campus will primarily serve the avionics and defence mission systems markets, developing future generations of cockpit displays and flight controls, airborne radars for combat and surveillance missions, and systems and equipment for combat aircraft, UAVs, helicopters, mission aircraft and ships. Customer support and services will also be one of the new facility's core activities.
When he met the first Thales employees to move into the new campus, Thales CEO Patrice Caine commented on the vibrant local economy and said the Group was looking forward to being part of it for another 45 years!
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