Philippe Osch, Senior Partner & COO at HITEC Luxembourg explains how his company is enabling its customers’ business by solving their most challenging measurement and monitoring needs – in space, manufacturing, mobility and humanitarian relief.
Can you present your company in a few words?
HITEC Luxembourg is a privately owned Luxembourg company founded in 1986 offering high technology solutions for different markets: satellite ground segment; equipment for testing of carbon black; traffic management and mission critical solutions. HITEC serves over 100 private and public sector clients in more than 30 countries worldwide. Know-how, creativity, quality and perseverance are an integral part of HITECs’ undertaking. Enthusiasm for technology, innovation and life-long-learning are core elements of our company culture, reflected by our highly qualified and motivated staff. HITEC is ISO certified for its quality, environment and health & safety management system and has several labels in the field of waste management and corporate social responsibility. The company is signatory of the national diversity and human rights charters, reflecting its commitment to adhering to the highest business standards and enabling the SME to directly work with large and renowned corporations worldwide. HITECs’ motto is: market-oriented, client-centric and technology driven.
How are your customers' needs evolving?
As a company active in the field of high precision specialized measurement, our customers are asking increasing performance, reliability, security and sustainability from our solutions.
Concretely, the satellite ground segment market is characterized by a need to transmit more and more data in a highly secure way between a ground station and the satellite. Our carbon black testing equipment customers want to measure more recycled and sustainable raw materials while increasing digitalization to enable smart mobility is strongly influencing our traffic management solutions. Finally, the mission critical solutions for humanitarian relief organizations to reestablish communications after a crisis need to be more and more robust and multi mission capable as crises worldwide become more complex.
How do you see your company evolving in the next 5 years?
Continuing to innovate in all our business areas to closely follow our customers’ evolving needs will remain a clear priority for HITEC. The benefits from being located in Luxembourg and the favorable environment the government has established for innovating companies will also stay a clear differentiator for us. We invest a substantial part of our revenues into developing new solutions, through national and international research and development consortia. This will help us staying at the forefront of technological development integrating the latest advances in satellite and terrestrial communication, artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and data encryption into our solutions. To integrate these technologies, HITEC will increasingly become a system integrator of its own and third party products and services providing solutions tailored to fit evolving customer needs.