National Instruments has named Abaco Systems’ site in Towcester, England as a National Instruments Center of Excellence — the first in the UK, and an honor given to only 15 or so other sites around the world.
Huntsville-based Abaco Systems is an electronic systems architect and a major defense contractor that recently moved its headquarters across town to Redstone Gateway, a new office complex adjacent to the Army’s Redstone Arsenal.
Abaco’s primary products are “ruggedized” computer equipment designed to endure the stress of combat. Customers include major defense contractors and advanced weapons developers, including Boeing, DRS, Georgia Tech Research Institute, L-3, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon.
“We are in business to help servicemen and servicewomen to succeed — and to stay safe,” said Peter Thompson, vice president of product management at Abaco Systems. “As such, our customers absolutely depend on the quality and reliability of our products — which is why we invest significantly in ensuring that our products are fully tested in the harsh environments in which they will be deployed.”
National Instruments, based in Austin, is a leader in automated test and measurement systems.
Abaco employs 700 workers worldwide. It was formed from assets that were bought by Veritas Capital in 2015 from GE Intelligent Platforms.