Family business West End was founded in 1947. Since the beginning of ESA-ESTEC in the Netherlands, West End has been a supplier to the aerospace industry.
We do this with a team of around 50 FTE, in a factory of 6000 m², including our own engineering. We perform all operations and tests in-house.
Our activities focus on:
1. MGSE to enable testing (thermal/vacuum, vibration, EMC). Examples of well-known missions we have supported are ATV, BepiColombo, Galileo and recently Plato.
2. Scale models, of which a Colombus module is in the AvioDrome in Lelystad.
a. pressure and vacuum chambers, or vacuum tanks, flanges and piping
c. Zero G-droptowers
4. Flight cases: We design and manufacture small and large transport packaging for international road and air transport. In addition, we also manufacture internal transport equipment for cleanrooms.
5. Ground Based Astronomy: we have been involved in opto-mechanical tooling at home and abroad for decades.