Innovation Forum 2019 in Athens

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OHB Hellas organized its first Space Industry Day

On September 30, 2019, OHB Hellas organized its first Space Industry Day. The event, held under the auspices of the Greek-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Griechenland), gave the Greek industry as well as several universities and research organizations an opportunity to showcase their space-related products, services and technologies to OHB. Over 55 entities, belonging to the public or private sector, came to the Ecali Club in the northern suburbs of Athens to get in contact with the OHB SE group and learn about the objectives of OHB Hellas. Dr. Kolja auf der Heide, Director Group Supply Chain Management, presented an overview over the OHB SE group and described the latest developments and future priorities. The event also marked the one-year anniversary of OHB Hellas establishing new business relationships.

Satellites Symposium 2019 in Athens

OHB Hellas had the pleasure to give an overall insight of the company’s targets as well as to participate to the Round Table Conversation at the Satellites Symposium organized by EUROAVIA in the National Technical University of Athens. During the event, the OHB Hellas representatives had the chance to meet, consult and inspire participants from national and international Universities.

ESA Optional Programmes for Space 19

OHB Hellas had the honor to attend and to present its vision and plans at the Information Event on ESA Optional Programmes for Space 19+ organized by the Hellenic Ministry of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media.  The event gave to OHB Hellas the chance to make further contacts with the greek space companies, to extend business relationships on a more personal level and to exchange business collaboration ideas.    

OHB Hellas presentation at the University of Piraeus

Our managing director Katerina Panopoulou presented OHB Hellas at the University of Piraeus, School of Information and Communication Technologies, Department of Digital Systems on 18.02.2019.

Interview in Epixeiro

Our directors gave an interview for Epixeiro about the development of space technology in Greece. More details here


OHB Hellas presents at SG[Greece] 2018

OHB Hellas presents at the ‘SG[Greece] 2018 – Space Opportunities in Greece and ESA’ in the framework of the ESA/European Space Talks initiative at the National Technical University of Athens

The OHB SE established its subsidiary in Greece

OHB Hellas, which is a subsidiary company of the German multinational technology group based in Germany, starts its operation in Greece.

The strategic decision of the company is the capstone of the Memorandum of Understanding signed in December 2017 by the Greek State, the General Secretariat of Telecommunications & Post, Mr. Vasilis Maglaras and the member of the Board of Directors of the OHB SE German company, Mr. Fritz Merkle.

OHB Hellas starts its operation from its offices in Marousi and has already its first employees.

Regarding OHB Hellas’ operations in the Greek market, the Managing Director of the company, Dr. Katerina Panopoulou, said: “The creation of OHB Hellas will generate an opportunity for the young motivated Greek engineers to work in the space industry in Greece. It intends to contribute to the return in our country of highly educated Greek scientists and engineers, who are working abroad. The challenge for us all is exciting. It is our responsibility that OHB Hellas becomes one of the centers of expertise in Europe concerning space technology. Our target is to make OHB Hellas the next OHB success story in establishing a sustainable and growing company.”

Dr. Lutz Bertling, board member of OHB SE, declared: “With the establishment of OHB Hellas, we are taking a logical step in further developing our Group activities and strengthening our position as one of the leading independent forces in the European space, aeronautics and telematics industry. OHB Hellas’ mission is not only to support important future Greek programs as system integrator but as well to act as a competence center for OHB Group."

The OHB SE based in Bremen, Germany, operates in the manufacture of space technology and industrial products, employing more than 2,500 employees.

Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Greek state

Secretary General Vassilis Maglaras and Fritz Merkle
Secretary General Vassilis Maglaras and Fritz Merkle

A memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Telecommunications and Post Secretary General Vassilis Maglaras and Fritz Merkle, a member of the executive board of the German company OHB.
The agreement concerns the launch of OHB's activity in Greece via the foundation of a company with the participation of the Greek state. The aim is the participation of the Greek company in the construction of satellites and other space systems that will also involve other Greek companies, in the context of national, European and international programmes.
OHB is one of the top three European companies in the space sector and its main activity is the construction of low-orbit satellites and geostatic satellites.