Critical electronic Test Systems
made in Ulm
A 60-year history in the service of the most ambitious aviation programs have enabled SPHEREA to develop unequaled expertise in critical electronic system testing. This knowledge transfers SPHEREA successfully to other sectors like railways, security, energy industry, and space.
Two years have passed since the carve-out from Airbus Group and the creation of SPHEREA Group. Two successful years during which we had to face new challenges and opportunities and to adapt our behavior to a flexible medium-sized company. Our relatively small size, with about 40 employees in Ulm, allows us to enjoy the agility of a small business.
In 2016 SPHEREA Germany moved into a new company building. The Plaza Center is located in Ulm-Söflingen and is one of the essential office locations in Ulm, used by companies working on innovative software solutions and high-end customer services. A new, modern environment means new possibilities for our partners and customers. The benefits gained from independence are faster action and reaction. We are able to extend our product portfolio and to create future-oriented solutions.
Critical, complex, electronic system solutions
~ 40 high qualified Employees
~ 15 M€ Turnover
Project specific developments > 5% R&D budget
Spherea in transition
This year’s motto is “Spherea in transition”. The order situation was already very good at the beginning of the year, but Spherea, like most companies in southern Germany, was struggling with the labor shortage. With the help of a new recruiting method via our social media channels, Spherea was able to increase its workforce by a full 27%.
Spherea also completed the in-house developments Protection Jammer Tester and TwinTrain-MultiBrake and delivered them to customers.
Introduction of the TwinTrain-Family
SPHEREA’s TwinTrain-Family was launched. The TwinTrain-Family included various products for the railway sector that test electrical and electronic components at an early stage and in an automated manner. The TwinTrain-Cloud bundles data across locations and shows trends. The complete product series was presented on a train model at InnoTrans in Berlin.
The highlight of the year was a large TwinTrain MultiBrake order. The brake tester simultaneously checks a large number of individual brakes of a train and records all relevant parameters.
2021 Awards in the second Corona year
No one wished for it, but 2021 will go down in history as the second Corona year. In addition to economic success, SPHEREA was also able to enjoy several awards in these difficult times: familyNET BW awarded us the title of “family-conscious company”. Kununu rated us as a Top Company and “Die Welt” attested to our high attractiveness. At the end of the year, we received 5 stars for our top performance from the Ludwig Erhard Prize initiative.
Successful fiscal year even in the Corona crisis
SPHEREA responded quickly and responsibly to the Corona crisis and protected its employees by consistently implementing hygiene measures. At the same time, this contributed to the global containment of the Corona virus. Part of the hygiene measures was the purchase of high-quality air purifiers. As a result, SPHEREA continues to be a stable factor for customers and partners and was able to continue long-term contracts as well as conclude new ones.
SPHEREA starts in new market
SPHEREA has successfully sold its first test system, the coupling tester, to the railway market. For SPHEREA is it the breakthrough into an additional market.
German Excellence Price in Bronze for SPHEREA
We were awarded by the initiative Ludwig-Erhard-Preis e.V. (ILEP) with the German Ludwig Erhard Excellence award in bronze for entrepreneurial excellence.
SPHEREA GmbH will be ready for the future
We are able to extend our product portfolio and range of customers and to create future-oriented solutions. The strong German economy allows us to address customers in civil aviation, transportation, security market, space, industry, …
Move to a new building
In Germany, the next step is done: The move into a new company building. A new, modern environment means new possibilities for our partners and customers. The benefits gained from independence are faster action and reaction.
Foundation of SPHEREA GmbH with transfer of shares to SPHEREA Group
Today SPHEREA in Germany is a self-feeding, fully operational company well recognized in Germany and European defense market.
Set-up of a project and engineering team
The real start of a full operational unit was linked with the contract award for the NH90 GPATE in 2007. Later on the German profit center took over the responsibility of other tester activities in Germany.
Foundation of a profit center with a sales office for Test&Services in Germany
In order to facilitate common business a Test&Services profit center with own sales activities has been established in 2004.
Start of collaboration with Test&Services in France
End of 1990ties, beginning 2000, we worked together with the Test&Services – at this stage a pure French entity – on the first studies for a Avionic Test Bench for the new NATO Helicopter NH90.
First test solution for the electronic warfare
Beginning of the 1990ties we supported the German Air Forces during their first out-of-area missions with test solutions for the electronic warfare – the roots for our VeriDAS product today.
Restart of Telefunken activities on a new site in Ulm
After the Second World War Germany decided to build a new factory and research center for the famous and traditional TELEFUNKEN. In addition to the already available RF tube factory, the new facility became famous for RF technology, radios, receiver, radio direction finder and last but not least radars.
We are supporting
the entire life cycle of a system
is the key to our growth;
we will accompany the next generation of systems
Significant investment in R&D
Acquisition of companies with a technologically high potential
Colloborative innovation with key partners
(laboratories, universities, startups, …)
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