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FT Technologies launches new R&D office in Madrid

FT Technologies Spain Madrid Office

L-R: Mario Fernández Pérez, Olivier Schlenkhoff-Hus, Antonio Jimenez-Garcia open the new FT Technologies R&D Spain S.L. office in Madrid.

FT Technologies is proud to announce the launch of a new subsidiary in Spain dedicated to the research and development of FT’s range of ultrasonic wind sensors.

FT R&D Technologies Spain S.L. began operations in September. The new office in Madrid will be the European hub for FT’s research and development team.  The strategic rationale for establishing the new office is to enable FT to recruit global engineering talent beyond UK borders.  Recruitment is already underway for roles in Electronics Design and Embedded Software.

The new R&D team in Madrid will work closely with the existing R&D team who are based in FT’s headquarters in Sunbury, UK. Consisting of international specialists in Electronics Design, Embedded Software, Mechanical Design, Acoustics, Aerodynamics, Materials, and Automation, the Sunbury team will work closely with the Madrid team to research next generation wind sensors and design new products.

Olivier Schlenkhoff-Hus, Director of R&D at FT Technologies for the UK and Spain, opened the new office together with Mario Fernández-Pérez, Principal Engineer for Spain who will lead the programme of research and development in Madrid, and Dr Antonio Jimenez-Garcia, Lead Research Engineer for the UK who leads the research programme in multiphysics in Sunbury.

The new office is conveniently located in the modern urban development and technology hub of Las Tablas in the north of Madrid, 15 minutes from Barajas airport and 30 minutes from the centre of Madrid by metro.

Speaking at the inauguration of FT R&D Technologies Spain S.L., Olivier Schlenkhoff-Hus said:

“The opening of our new office in Madrid is a fantastic opportunity for FT to expand our research and development team with engineering talent from across Spain and the EU. We aim to strengthen the collaboration and creativity across engineering disciplines that have been essential to the success of FT’s proprietary Acu-Res® Technology. This will drive further developments of FT’s core technology and innovations in our product portfolio for years to come. We are excited to recruit our new colleagues in Madrid!”

Dr Savvas Kapartis, Executive Chairman of FT Technologies, added:

“Our design office in Madrid is ideally located to draw much needed engineering and scientific talent to FT, from Spain but also from other EU countries. Many of our best engineers and scientists have come from the EU, and Spain in particular, and it will now be even easier to fill our vacancies with high calibre individuals.”