Bradford Engineering BV is a high-tech European developer and manufacturer of satellite control sub-systems and components. The activities are organized in product lines; each of which ranks top positions (first or second) within the European supplier field.

A clear focus within the space business was the key to achieve a strategic supplier role in Europe. Nowadays, the products mainly find their way into attitude and orbit control subsystems (AOCS), propulsion and thermal systems for many institutional and commercial satellites. As a result of this strategy, the company celebrated its 100th launch with a Bradford-supplied product in October 2017.

The operational base is located in Heerle (Roosendaal) in the southwestern part of the Netherlands, about in the center of the triangle Rotterdam, Breda and Antwerp.

Key Characteristics

  • Founded in 1984
  • 50 employees
  • Certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100C standards
  • In-house design, engineering, production and test capabilities (electrical and mechanical)
  • 350 m² clean room (class ISO8 and ISO7)
  • In-house development for mechanics, software and electronics
  • Full space program focus