LONDON --- The sensor solutions provider Hensoldt will expand its industrial footprint in the UK by strengthening its subsidiary Kelvin Hughes Ltd., Enfield, and renaming it Hensoldt UK. Hensoldt has acquired Kelvin Hughes in 2017 and created a security solutions product line at Kelvin Hughes’ Enfield site.
“We are expanding our activities in the UK and will bring together our existing portfolio with Kelvin Hughes’ offerings,” said Thomas Müller, CEO of Hensoldt. “In this way we are creating comprehensive system solutions which will boost our UK business significantly”.
“Kelvin Hughes and Hensoldt have shaped the radar market for seven decades,” said Russell Gould, Managing Director of Kelvin Hughes. “Bringing together our products under one brand name will increase our visibility in the market and will open up additional business opportunities.”
Kelvin Hughes, with approximately 200 employees, designs, produces and markets radar sensors mainly for maritime and security applications. Among their products is the SharpEye solid-state high-performance pulse Doppler radar family as well as the CxEye Command and Control software that allows the integration of multiple radar and camera sensors into a comprehensive sensor package.
The company generates revenues of more than € 30m. Their products are used by more than 30 navies and coastguards worldwide.
Hensoldt is a pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics. The company, headquartered in Taufkirchen near Munich, is a market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions. It develops new products to counter a wide variety of threats based on innovative concepts in such fields as big data, robotics and cyber security. With a workforce of some 4,500 employees, Hensoldt generates revenues of more than €1 billion per year.