GEW Technologies receives first Hensoldt Award


A team at GEW Technologies has for the first time received an award for outstanding contribution to the success of parent company Hensoldt, for their role in a customer acceptance test.

On 28 May Hensoldt said the team, with members Arthur Wood, Morné van Tonder, Stephen Scott, Mishack Sigasa and Ruben Janse van Rensburg, were presented with the 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.

They established test schedules and processes to be performed on 87 individual systems and modules within one week. This rigorous schedule required a huge amount of cross-functional and cross-organizational preparation and alignment within GEW, Hensoldt said. The award winning team had to involve many departments within GEW, for example configuration management, quality assurance, system engineering, testing etc. There was also a severe time constraint: usually a minimum of two weeks is required to perform the test.

Hensoldt said the customer accepted the milestone without any restrictions.

“I am extremely proud to accept the award for the first place on behalf of our Team Shaheen,” said Hennie Venter, Chief Executive of GEW Technologies.

The Hensoldt Award is presented annually; contenders from Hensoldt staff can be nominated by their colleagues and 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 a 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 colleague,” said Celia Pelaz, Head of Hensoldt’s Spectrum Dominance & Airborne Solutions Division and GEW Board Member.

GEW Technologies, with 300 employees, provides solutions for electronic warfare, spectrum monitoring and security. Founded in 1968, GEW uses the Hensoldt brand to help market its products.