Thales Angenieux SAS
Boulevard Ravel de Malval
42570 Saint-Héand

Thales Angenieux SAS


Thales Angénieux is a world-recognized manufacturer of precision lenses, offering the best lenses for cinema and television production, as well as specific products for surveillance and security applications.


Thales Angénieux has nearly 400 employees and earns more than 70% of its revenues abroad. 


Recognized in 1964/1989 and 2008 in Hollywood by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in 2005 by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and in 2012 by the Society of Camera Operators, Angénieux zoom lenses are appreciated everywhere in the world by the most demanding image professionals, whether for shooting feature-length films, commercials, television series or documentaries.


Thales Angénieux is involved in ambitious Research and Development programmes at the European, national and local levels, creating networks of French and European research laboratories: The Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs (ENISE) and the Laboratoire des Usages et Pratiques Industrielles (LUPI) in Saint-Etienne, LE2I (Dijon), Armines and Les Arts in Paris, the INRIA sites (Sophia Antipolis and Grenoble), the GREYC (Caen), Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris), the LUTIN (University of Paris), the University of Rennes (Glass and Vitroceramic Laboratory), the IOGS (Institut d’Optique Graduate School), the University of Catania (Sicily), the University of Leeds (UK), the University of Delft (Netherlands), and IMS Fraunhofer, (Germany) along with small and medium-sized industrial partners.


The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1990, ISO 14001 since January 2010 and OHSAS 18001 since April 2012. In December 2012, Thales Angénieux was awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company – EPV) label, a true expression of recognition for French companies who possess excellence in knowledge and expertise. 

Manufacturer of Armaments
Parent/ Major Shareholders

Thales Group

Business Units/ Subsidiaries

The company has offices in the United States and Singapore and is backed up by a network of 50 distributors.