A tec, Inc. is dedicated to producing exceptional quality products and services for our Aerospace and Energy clients. Together with our subsidiaries – Celtech, Vital Link, and Hager Machine and Tool – we offer full service capabilities in design, manufacturing, construction, procurement, maintenance, and field service for our customers. Headquartered in Stafford, Tx and supported by 10 other locations across the United States and abroad, our 450 member team utilizes our 375,000 ft2 of work space and 60 acres of combined property to deliver unparalleled value to our growing customer base.

Each of the Atec companies brings critical expertise to our corporate mission. Atec provides harsh environment solutions for medium volume requirements involving turbine engine test, aero support equipment, space flight components, and energy service products. Vital Link, Inc. is the preeminent global leader in the fabrication, installation, and sustainment of hush houses and noise suppressors. Vital Link Europe has operations in London and Dubai with specialization in smaller test cells, especially for turboshaft engines and control systems. Celtech, the world’s leading test stand provider, has bolstered our intermediate test stand production, heavy fabrication facilities, and field service capabilities. Hager Machine & Tool offers CNC lathe and waterjet expertise as well as additional manufacturing capacity. Astronics Engine Test Systems line (NETS) supports our growing involvement in Naval aviation.

Our customers include most Aerospace Primes, USDOD and our Allies, NASA Launch Providers, Airlines, MROs, Engine OEMs, and Energy Services Majors. Atec offers the modern infrastructure and capabilities of a Prime with the speed and value of an award-winning small business. Atec emphasizes relationships with small business vendors and utilizes collaborative contracting to reduce costs, gain speed and flexibility, and ensure customer satisfaction. We engage in high volumes of international delivery work, and our expansion of new assets and sustainment tasks continues our phenomenal growth into new markets.

The Atec companies share a commitment to excellence that expands far beyond our financial success. We prioritize our responsibilities to all stakeholders at all times. We value the needs of our customers, employees, and shareholders. We aim to be contributing members of our communities and respectful stewards of our nation and our earth. Atec strictly adheres to the rigorous principles of ISO9001, AS9100, and ISO14001, and we continually evaluate our practices for regulatory compliance. Our strategy efforts ensure we are upholding a corporate mission that values the environment, employee health and safety, risk management, diversity, ethics and social responsibility.

Atec supports Aerospace & Energy customers with:

  • Engineering, manufacturing, and procurement
  • Construction, field service and inspection
  • Repairs, modernization, and training

Mission Statement

Atec’s mission is to provide quality services and products to our customers on time, at a profitable and competitive price, utilizing the highest practical technology while generating challenge, fulfillment, and pride for our employees and community.

Vision Statement

Atec seeks to be the global leader in Aeroengine test systems and a valued provider of aerospace products and field services.

Quality Policy

Atec, Inc. pledges to work closely with our customers to provide products and services that meet their specifications and conform to recognized government and industry standards. Each employee is responsible for the quality and continued innovation of Atec’s methods, products and services.

Parent Company


Atec, Inc.

  • Founded 1953; Incorporated 1956
  • Cage Code – 09552
  • SAMS/ DUNS #026595124
  • DoDAAC – EZ3699
  • 200 employees – SW Houston, TX USA 77477
  • Campus: 10 acres, 5 buildings; 100,000 sq. ft.
  • Atec Innovation, LLC – Incorporated 2016
  • Atec Commercial Systems, Inc. – Incorporated 1990
  • Atec Resources, Inc. – Incorporated 1989
  • Kestran, Inc. – Incorporated 1969
  • Offices: OKC, Minneapolis & Singapore


Vital Link, Inc.

  • Founded 1990; Acquired January 2017
  • Cage Code – 0ZV99
  • SAMS/ DUNS #789317120
  • DoDAAC – EZ5901
  • 125 employees – Sealy, TX USA 77474
  • Campus: 30 acres, 7 buildings; 125,000 sq. ft.
  • Vital Link Europe, Ltd – London, Dubai & Istanbul

Celtech Corporation

  • Founded 1976; Incorporated 1983; Acquired September 2013
  • Cage Codes – 65552, 04984 & 54932
  • DUNS #021623657
  • DoDAAC – EZ5575
  • 60 employees – Carlsbad, NM USA 88220
  • Campus: 10 acres, 12 buildings; 100,000 sq. ft.

Hager Machine & Tool, Inc.

  • Founded 1976; Incorporated 1986; Acquired August 2016
  • Cage Codes – 7BPU4
  • DUNS #137580601
  • 15 Employees-N. Houston, TX USA
  • Campus: 5 Acres, 1 building; 25,000 sq. ft.

Parent Company Key Certifications 
AS9100 and ISO9001 logoISO-14001

  • AS9100:2016 Rev. D
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2014 Compliant
  • Certified Small Business per NAICS 336413
  • Laboratory Control Source approved supplier
  • Financial statements audited by BDO Seidman
  • Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) system approved by DCAA
  • PPIRS/CPARS On Time Delivery-Green
  • NIST 800-171 and CMMC Compliant InfoSec Program
  • National Instruments Certified Alliance Partner
  • Active Risk Management Program
  • General Electric, Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney Engine Test Cell Licensee
  • SAE Technical Subcommittee on Test Cells (EG-1E)
  • AIAA Turbine Engine Working Group (TETWoG)
  • Propulsion Support Equipment Working Group (PSEWG)
  • Defense Logistics Agency Best Value Medalist Program
  • Federal Procurement Programs
    • DESP III
    • EPas (Navy)
    • F2AST
    • Seaport-e
    • PIF
    • FMS/FMF
    • PROS IV & PROS V
  • JEDMICS, GIDEP and WAWF authorized
  • Registrant as Manufacturer & Exporter by USDOS