Anyone who chooses LITEF can depend upon absolute cutting-edge technology – for almost six decades, we have been producing safety. Safety means that our products and solutions have a proven track record of reliable service. If you were to ask me what our objective is, then I would give you a relatively simple answer: LITEF wishes to be the market and technology leader in the inertial systems sector, renowned for robust and reliable FOG, MEMS and Sensorfusion solutions. We are already well on the way to achieving that objective.
LITEF is a globally leading provider of ultra-precise inertial sensors and navigation systems in three sectors: defence, commercial aviation and industrial applications. Since we were founded back in 1961, we develop, produce and supply ultra-modern products, services and solutions to customers right around the globe. Our expertise is based on German technology for mechanical, fibre-optic and micro-mechanical inertial sensors which facilitates ITAR-free sales all over the world. With 60 years of experience in aviation, LITEF has a comprehensive range of expertise in the approval process and can provide seamless support with integration and certification tasks.
At LITEF, the word WE is centre-stage because we wish through our decisions and our actions to contribute towards the creation of long-term benefits for customers, employees, suppliers and the region in which we operate.
We earn trust, act with ethics, integrity and transparency, treat everyone with respect, value diversity and foster safe and inclusive environments.
We own the delivery of results, focused on quality outcomes.
We work together to focus on the mission and take accountability for the sustainable success for our people, customers, shareholders, suppliers and communities.
We pioneer with fierce curiosity, dedication and innovation, we seek to solve the world’s most challenging problems
For us, sustainability means striving for an interlocking set of social, environmentally sound and economic objectives, each of equal importance. We place sustainable growth above making a quick profit. We wish to create enduring values and we work continuously to be careful and sparing with resources and our environment. Also as an employer, sustainability matters to us. Indeed, our top priority is to foster, protect and motivate a workforce that enjoys equality of opportunity.
For us, compliance means more than responsible management of a company. It also entails compliance with statutory directives, government regulations, internal company guidelines and the upholding of ethical principles. For the men and women who work for us, rule-compliant conduct is second nature. To uphold this, we provide training for all of our payroll staff at regular intervals. Our Code of Conduct serves as a guide for all we do and for how we do it.
We have always been concerned to have equality of opportunity for men and women. In March 2015, the Bundestag, German Federal Parliament, signed off on the 'Law for the equality of opportunity for women and men in management positions'. We comply with this law, and we promote women into management positions by having at least one woman at our top level of management and at least one in the next tier of management. We achieved this objective in June 2017. Named criteria remain in place until 30 June 2022.
At our location in Freiburg, we combine high intelligence and practical knowledge to satisfy the specific inertial solution requirements of our customers in the areas of Defence, Commercial Aviation and Industrial Solutions. In a unique technological environment our large team of highly skilled people create innovative sensors and systems that are dependable even under extreme conditions.
Freiburg-based Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH is part of the globally successful Northrop Grumman Corporation.