March 29th, 2021

Celestia welcomes Waterland as its new partner to accelerate growth

Celestia, a group of high-tech space technology companies across Europe, has joined forces with Waterland, a European buy & build investor, with the aim to accelerate its growth and become a leading player in its market.

Celestia operates in the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Germany and the US. Celestia has achieved significant growth, both organic as well as through acquisitions. Starting in 1996 as a one-man company, Celestia has evolved to become a group with 240 employees and more than €35 million in sales.

The investment by Waterland and its strategic support will help Celestia to accelerate its highly ambitious strategic roadmap. Celestia will maintain its current management team, with Jose Alonso as Director.

Waterland is an independent private equity investment group active throughout Europe, with offices in 9 countries and €8 billion of assets under management. Waterland is active in growing markets and supports entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. Since its founding in 1999, Waterland has consistently achieved top tier investment performance. To date, Waterland has made investments in over 700 companies.

Celestia owner, Jose Alonso, commented: “When celebrating our 25th anniversary, I faced the decision to keep the growth at the same pace, as usual, or alternatively try to become a much larger and stronger player. In companies with key strategic R&D developments, ambitious M&A agenda and robust organic growth, capital is always in short supply to run faster. The possibility to join forces with Waterland, with its buy & build track record, give us the chance to achieve our audacious goal of €500 million turnover before the end of this decade.”

Waterland partner, Wouter Roduner, commented “Jose and his team have built Celestia into an innovative space technology company, both in ground station equipment and satellite components. As more and more satellites are being launched, this leads to a proliferation of market opportunities (e.g., telecoms, navigation, remotes sensing, space debris, space exploration, etc.). We are excited to support Celestia in accelerating its roadmap to better support its customers in their growth trajectories.”

 



December 1st, 2020


Celestia Antwerp moves from Hoboken to Berchem, Antwerp

To better serve our Customers and to provide our employees with a more central location, we are happy to announce you that WE MOVED to a brand new office with integration room in Antwerp.

Celestia Antwerp took over the Ground Segment activities from Antwerp Space in November 2019.

As last milestone in this transition, we successfully moved our activities to ‘De Veldekens’, close to the Berchem train station. Our new address:                           

CELESTIA ANTWERP B.V.
Building De Veldekens

Roderveldlaan 1, bus 3

2600 Berchem (Antwerp),
BELGIUM

Please address all your correspondence and packages to our new address

About Celestia Antwerp:

Celestia Antwerp is a leading company in Belgium, active in the field of satellite ground communication technology. It is part of the Celestia Technologies Group.

Celestia Antwerp’s core business delivers satellite communication solutions for the ground segment. Celestia Antwerp operates in both the commercial and institutional markets, supporting space agency programmes, as well as commercial projects worldwide. The company activities have been located in Antwerp since 1962, when it was founded as part of Bell Telephone.
For more information, please visit our website or contact us.

Contact details:
https://www.celestia-antwerp.be/en/contact
mailto:info@celestia-antwerp.be

tel.:+32 (0) 3 303 94 50