First HENSOLDT Award presented to South African team

HENSOLDT, the independent sensor solutions house, has presented its first award for an outstanding contribution to the company’s success to a team at GEW Technologies, Pretoria.

The team with members Arthur Wood, Morné van Tonder, Stephen Scott,Mishack Sigasa and Ruben Janse van Rensburg were presented with the prestigious award during the annual HENSOLDT Leadership Team meeting held in Munich for their outstanding work in delivering an important customer acceptance test and going far beyond what was expected.

“I am extremely proud to accept the award for the first place on behalf of our Team Shaheen, who was part of the event via video streaming,” said Hennie Venter, Chief Executive of GEW Technologies. “I would also like to thank the wider groups of people who played a role in successfully delivering this project milestone. The Shaheen team had to rely heavily on the support of other GEW teams and departments, who jumped in to help without hesitation. This cross-departmental collaboration not only showed a notable understanding of, but also lived out, GEW’s mission and values to the fullest.”

The HENSOLDT Award is presented annually, contenders from HENSOLDT staff can be nominated by their colleagues, a jury selects five finalists and the winner is determined by a vote of all HENSOLDT employees. In addition to a representative glass trophy, the winning GEW team was also awarded with an exciting trip to Germany, including a visit to the Munich Oktoberfest.

“It is a really proud moment for me, to see the commitment and perseverance that GEW has become known for to our HENSOLDT colleagues,” said Celia Pelaz, Head of HENSOLDT’s Spectrum Dominance & Airborne Solutions Division and GEW Board Member. ”GEW makes HENSOLDT stronger and this award is certainly good proof of it!”

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