Aerospace Propulsion Products B.V. (APP) develops and produces gas generators for many applications.

Our gas generators produce hot or cool gases and can be used for rocket motor ignition, starting a rocket engine turbo pump, expelling a powder for dust explosion suppression or fire extinguishing, providing pure nitrogen for inflation or fire extinguishing etc. etc.

Our company was founded in 1989 by TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research. APP’s first activities were dedicated to producing rocket propellant for the igniters and starter of the Ariane 5 Vulcain rocket engine. In 1995 Stork joined TNO as a shareholder of APP and our activities expanded to the complete production of the Vulcain igniters and starters. Since then our activities have increased with the development and production of many new gas generators for space and industrial applications. Currently the ownership of APP is shared between ArianeGroup SAS (70%) and First Dutch Innovations BV (30%).

Today APP employs about 53 people, but the company is steadily growing. We have all capabilities and facilities in-house available for technology development, engineering and production. Our activities can be performed compliant with the highest quality standards as required for example for our space products.

Platform NPVS | NGP