Ecosystem / heritage

Demcon is a contract engineering & manufacturing company, founded in 1993 by Dennis Schipper and Peter Rutgers. Demcon currently has 9 locations, over 1000 employees and a turnover of over 120 Million Euro working in six different areas: High-tech systems & materials, Aerospace, Smart industry, life sciences & health, water & maritime and finally Agri & food. Demcon has a strong heritage in design and engineering of high precision opto-mechatronic systems. In Demcon there is a strong entrepreneurial pioneering spirit and partnership is valued over short term profit.

VDL Enabling Technologies Group (VDL ETG) is a tier-one design & contract manufacturing partner with global operations. Our customers are ‘Original Equipment Manufacturing’ companies that have a leading role in high-tech manufacturing equipment and users of advanced production lines. VDL ETG’s core technology markets are: semiconductor capital equipment, analytical equipment, medical equipment and science and technology (astronomy and space). The VDL ETG group consists of 9 companies spread over 3 continents, counting >4400 employees and has a revenue >€1.2 billion. The high tech production facilities amount to a total surface area of 300,000m2, consisting of hardware production facilities (high precision machining, sheet metal, welding/vacuum brazing, additive manufacturing) as well a clean room assembly lines and test facilities (for example vacuum chambers).   

TNO Heritage 

A great deal of the FSO Instruments technology offering has been inspired by development of initiatives of TNO.  The TNO Space & Systems Engineering expertise group develops and supplies opto-mechatronic instruments and systems for space, aerospace, ground-based astronomy, and scientific research. TNO experts in optics, mechatronics, production, and testing work together with FSO Instruments to achieve the desired result for customers with products with series production in mind.