Moog Acquires Satellite Subsystem and Component Manufacturer Bradford Engineering B.V.
"On paper we're acquiring Bradford, but the fact is we'll be relying on another equally-proven partner. This will allow us to take our technology to the next level and develop new motion control systems for the worldwide space industry," said Jay Hennig, president of Moog's Space and Defense Group. "Bradford's engineering know-how and track record with European prime customers, and the European Space Agency (ESA), also gives us access to develop and sell legay space technology in Europe while offering a broader range of products."
Bradford Engineering makes pressure transducers, flow meters, cold gas systems and reaction wheels for major European satellite prime manufacturers.
From Bradford Engineering's plant in Heerle in the Netherlands, Moog will offer legacy satellite technology such as propulsion and actuation for on-orbit satellite motion and fluid control.
The acquisition also enables Bradford Engineering to supply the U.S. space market with technology Moog does not currently provide, such as pressure transducers, reaction wheels and sun sensors for positioning and control of satellites in orbit.
Moog will retain all of Bradford Engineering's employees and continue to benefit from Bradford Engineering's management team to run the Netherlands-based design and manufacturing facility. All existing Bradford Engineering contracts will be continued as expected. The development and maintenance of non-ITAR product portfolio will be strategically important for future operations.
"An exciting part of the Moog-Bradford combination for the marketplace will be wide breadth of engineering acumen and heritage that we now bring to industry." added Raoul Voeten, chief executive officer of Bradford Engineering. "We believe that this will translate into new technologies for customers for our combined companies."
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Moog Inc. is a worlwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog's high performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, security equipment, automated industrial machinery, wind turbines and medical equipment. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com