Editorial

The cluster which opens the door to Europe:

This year is a pivotal one for Intespace. Firstly, with the creation of our cluster with Airbus Defence and Space, which has now been operational in 8 test centres in Europe since the beginning of the year. It must be said that the two companies were already close and for many years have worked together on a number of projects. Intespace regularly performs satellite test campaigns on behalf of Airbus Defence and Space. The staff from the two companies know how to work together. They are both part of Airbus Group and that makes things easier. They each however have their own characters, their own culture and their own identity.

Intespace is a company of 171 staff, specialising in testing and test engineering, with a highly proactive approach to development and to the diversification of business opportunities in other industrial sectors. Our associate in this cluster, Airbus Defence and Space, has the competence and experience of a lead contractor capable of covering all segments of the space sector: launchers, orbital infrastructures, satellite systems and services. Within this context, they have complete expertise in testing know-how and high-tech sites where they carry out some of their test activities. Our cluster, our association, now combines all the technical and human resources devoted to testing within the two companies, each one benefiting from the contribution of the other. This will create a common dynamic specific to the testing market and propose a more complete and more pertinent range of products for our customers that more closely meets their needs. This is a real guarantee for future development.

On a day to day basis, 2014 is also a year of total change for our Toulouse site. We have undertaken major works on it, which will adapt our site to the needs and expectations of our customers, so that we can host them in more pleasant conditions. We will also be gaining an improved working environment and better organised space, with interconnection between all the clean rooms. With improved heat and sound insulation, our new offices will be brighter and more modern. We have also made provision for new areas where people can get together and relax. This major construction project means that sometimes we have to be inventive to get from one building to another! I wish to thank you each and every one for being so adaptable. I’m convinced that the result will be beneficial to all.

Frank Airoldi
CEO Intespace

2, rond point Guillaumat CS 64356 31029 Toulouse Cedex