June 19, 2017 - Thales and Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to apply Thales's extensive capabilities in digital trust and cyber security with Williams' experience and expertise in the field of automotive intelligent mobility solutions.
- Thales and Williams Advanced Engineering to collaborate in developing enhanced cyber security and intelligent mobility solutions and services.
- The partnership strengthens both the existing positive working relationship and enhances both parties’ value propositions.
- This enhanced working relationship is already delivering actionable benefits to the UK Critical National Infrastructure and automotive sectors.
This agreement, which builds on the strong existing relationship and the combined skills and expertise of the two companies, enhances both organisations’ existing products and services.
As a European leader in cybersecurity and the world leader in data security, Thales provides organisations with the advice, technologies and solutions to help them realise their digitalisation goals and fulfil security requirements to meet the most stringent mission and safety-critical challenges. Building on a strong international footprint and trusted network of partnerships deployed in more than 50 countries, Thales serves a large portfolio of customers worldwide, including 19 of the 20 largest banks, 4 of the 5 largest oil companies and 27 NATO country members.
Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing and manufacturing services to deliver energy efficient performance to the Automotive, Motorsport, Civil Aerospace, Defence, Sports Science and Energy Sectors.
This fusion of experience, combined with a mutual interest in delivering the highest quality services and solutions in highly complex engineering environments, improve the capability of both partners to deliver enhanced performance.
"The automotive industry is going through significant change, driven by demand for increased connectivity and digitisation of highways, cities and urban transportation, coupled with further autonomy. Thales has globally recognised and respected cyber security and digital trust expertise, delivering safety and security critical systems to the most demanding customers. The Thales- Williams relationship provides world class capability to address all of these market demands. This MOU strengthens our already positive working relationship: it benefits Thales, WAE and, most importantly, our customers”.
- Gareth Williams, VP of Secure Information and Communications Systems, Thales in the UK.
Craig Wilson, Managing Director, Williams Advanced Engineering said “We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Thales in the connected vehicle space. Intelligent and connected mobility is rapidly developing and I look forward to combining our engineering and technological expertise at Williams Advanced Engineering with the excellent work that Thales is doing in cyber security to benefit the industry."