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Where freedom in work delivers results

At ATG Europe we believe that in order to achieve the best results, you need a measure of freedom in your work. When we let our talented multi-disciplinary engineers develop their own ideas, great things come to life. This is the way the technologies we develop are born and industrialised.

2016

ATG Europe

Since 2016, when additional investors entered the company ownership and took over the executive management, ATG Europe has consolidated its place as an international consultancy in the fields of space, big science, defence and high-tech, as well as improving its in-house engineering capabilities in the fields of thermal and mechanical engineering, with a strong emphasis on its patented grid stiffened composite technology.

2012

In 2012, the ownership of the company changed and it was renamed AOES Technology Group or ATG Europe. A new process of diversification started with the acquisition of new commercial customers in the space and non-space domains.

2003

In 2003, the company underwent a management buyout and became Advanced Operation Engineering Services BV. In this timeframe, the company consolidated its position as leading supplier of thermal and mechanical engineering services to the European Space Agency.

2000

In 2000, ATOS BV and Origin BV merged and created Atos Origin Engineering Services BV or AOES BV. The focus of the new formed company was on the expansion engineering services provision to the European Space Agency.

1997

In 1997, following the merger of French companies Axime and Sligos, ATOS Netherlands BV was set up and in 1998 took over the operation of Sligos Industrie IKOSS BV.

1995

In December 1995, IKOSS GmbH created a subsidiary in the Netherlands with headquarters in Leiden, under the name Sligos Industrie IKOSS BV. It took over the operation of IKOSS GmbH in the Netherlands.

1992

Sligos GmbH, one of the largest software houses in Europe, became a major shareholder of IKOSS.

1988

Thyssen AG and Eucom GmbH took control of IKOSS but it retained its name.

1979

IKOSS acquired its first contract at the European Space Agency’s European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) marking the company’s first step into space.

1973

IKOSS GmbH was acquired by Konsberg Norway in 1973 but continued to operate under its own name.

1969

The story of ATG Europe began in Germany in 1969 with a company called IKO Software Solutions, or IKOSS, the company was founded by three Norwegians. In cooperation with the University of Stuttgart, IKOSS started the development and commercialisation of a software solution for finite elements systems, while also supplying engineering and software consultancy services.

Engineering of the future,
made possible by ATG Europe.