Joins the thriving aerospace community in Toulouse
E-Space SAS opened its new European headquarters in Toulouse, France, signaling the Company’s increasing emphasis on providing its space-powered Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services in Europe.
Toulouse has a well-deserved reputation as the Aerospace Capital of Europe. The city is home to the headquarters of the “Aerospace Valley” in the Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine regions of France — a cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research centers with over 500 companies and research centers employing over 120,000 people.
The Toulouse headquarters will provide E-Space SAS access to a highly skilled workforce, potential partners for collaboration, specialized infrastructure and networking opportunities. These factors are expected to contribute to future E-Space growth, innovation and success. In fact, the Company expects to double its team size by the close of 2024.
“The opening of the E-Space European headquarters in Toulouse marks a significant milestone in our company's growth,” said Greg Wyler, founder, chairman and CEO of E-Space. “It serves as the epicenter of our European operations, embodying our commitment to be at the forefront of the space and IoT industries.”
In addition to the new headquarters, and as part of its ongoing industrialization, E-Space is actively seeking a satellite production site spanning an approximate 20,000 square meter area, with plans to inaugurate it in 2024. The Company envisions a significant expansion in its manufacturing operations, aiming to employ over 260 individuals by the year 2025.
David Liermann, general manager, E-Space SAS, called out the advantage of locating the new headquarters in Toulouse.
“The city has a long history of fostering innovation in aeronautics and aerospace and also has two major technical universities that provide a rich academic backdrop to all of the industry,” Liermann said, referring to Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO) and INP-ENSEEIHT. “It’s a rich technology environment that helps facilitate access to a great pool of talent as well as many other resources, making it an ideal place for E-Space.”
In addition to E-Space, other corporations with a presence in Toulouse include:
Airbus — the largest aerospace company in the world, with its headquarters located in Toulouse. Airbus designs, manufactures and sells civil aircraft, military aircraft and spacecraft.
Safran — a French multinational company that manufactures aircraft engines, aircraft components and defense systems. Safran has its headquarters in Paris, but it has a large presence in Toulouse.
Dassault Aviation — a French aerospace company that designs, manufactures, and sells military and business aircraft. Headquartered in Paris, Dassault also has a large presence in Toulouse.
Other tech companies with significant presence in Toulouse include Intel and Thales Alenia Space. The CNES Space Center — the largest space center in Europe — is also in Toulouse.
Toulouse is also home to several smaller aerospace companies that provide specialized products and services.
Toulouse's aerospace industry is a major driver of economic growth for the city and the region. The industry generates billions of euros in revenue each year, and supports tens of thousands of jobs.
While its origins as a trading center go back to the Iron Age, Toulouse entered the historical period in the 2nd century B.C. as a Roman military outpost. Its origins as an aeronautical center date back to World War I when the city became a hub of aircraft construction and later the headquarters of the famous Aéropostale — a pioneering airmail company.
Toulouse is popularly known as La Ville Rose, or “Pink City,” due to the distinctive reddish brick used in the construction of many of its buildings.
The new E-Space office is located southwest of the city’s center, not far from the Golf de Toulouse La Ramée golf course and the Base de Loisirs de La Ramée park.
Toulouse is also home to the Cité de l'Espace — a science museum dedicated to space exploration. The museum has exhibits on a variety of space-related topics, including the history of space exploration, the human body in space and the planets of the solar system.
E-Space is a global space company focused on bridging Earth and space with the most sustainable low earth orbit (LEO) network that is expected to reach over one hundred thousand multi-application communication satellites to help businesses and governments securely and affordably access the power of space to solve problems on Earth.