“We do this together, as a team. It always comes down to teamwork. At heart, we are a community, not a company. We practice what we preach and are straightforward and honest in our operations. That is how we achieve our goals. Our motto aptly describes us: Disrupt. Engage. Cooperate.”

Fabian van den Berg, CEO

Fabian van den Berg

Chief Executive Officer

We develop our technology by innovating, every single day. Our team not only has a huge amount of experience, but is also keen on listening to our clients and acting upon this. This focus on building customer relationships is very beneficial to all parties.”

Fabian van den B.
Mark N.

Mark Nolen

Operations Director

“To ensure that VSTEP continues to deliver great products, there has to be a push for excellent operational processes. This is exactly what we do and I plan to further implement procedures that streamline operations and generates even more value for our clients. By doing this, we can create even more directives for growth.”

Steve Claes

Technical Director

“Our focus on strong technical capabilities sets us apart from others in the market. We consistently strive to create the most effective simulators, which of course requires a certain degree of technical prowess. Our skilled and experienced in-house team allows us to do this.”

Steve C.
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Hans van der Zande

Finance Director

“In order to maintain our leading position in today’s accelerating pace of business, we make sure that VSTEP is a healthy, reliable and transparent company. By constantly evaluating our performance, we are able to optimize our actions and adapt to changing market conditions.”

Vasco van den Berg

Legal Counsel

“VSTEP’s focus on aligning with proper regulatory frameworks ensures smooth procedures for all of our stakeholders. This in turn enables us to guarantee the necessary oversight and compliance with industry best practice.”

Vasco van den B.

“We do this together, as a team. It always comes down to teamwork. At heart, we are a community, not a company. We practice what we preach and are straightforward and honest in our operations. That is how we achieve our goals. Our motto aptly describes us: Disrupt. Engage. Cooperate.”

Fabian van den Berg, CEO

Fabian van den B.

Fabian van den Berg

Chief Executive Officer

We develop our technology by innovating, every single day. Our team not only has a huge amount of experience, but is also keen on listening to our clients and acting upon this. This focus on building customer relationships is very beneficial to all parties.”

Mark N.

Mark Nolen

Operations Director

“To ensure that VSTEP continues to deliver great products, there has to be a push for excellent operational processes. This is exactly what we do and I plan to further implement procedures that streamline operations and generates even more value for our clients. By doing this, we can create even more directives for growth.”

Steve C.

Steve Claes

Technical Director

“Our focus on strong technical capabilities sets us apart from others in the market. We consistently strive to create the most effective simulators, which of course requires a certain degree of technical prowess. Our skilled and experienced in-house team allows us to do this.”

hans-vanderzander-1200-908

Hans van der Zande

Finance Director

“In order to maintain our leading position in today’s accelerating pace of business, we make sure that VSTEP is a healthy, reliable and transparent company. By constantly evaluating our performance, we are able to optimize our actions and adapt to changing market conditions.”

Vasco van den B.

Vasco van den Berg

Legal Counsel

“VSTEP’s focus on aligning with proper regulatory frameworks ensures smooth procedures for all of our stakeholders. This in turn enables us to guarantee the necessary oversight and compliance with industry best practice.”

“We do this together, as a team. It always comes down to teamwork. At heart, we are a community, not a company. We practice what we preach and are straightforward and honest in our operations. That is how we achieve our goals. Our motto aptly describes us: Disrupt. Engage. Cooperate.”Fabian van den Berg, CEO

Fabian van den B.

Fabian van den Berg

Chief Executive Officer

We develop our technology by innovating, every single day. Our team not only has a huge amount of experience, but is also keen on listening to our clients and acting upon this. This focus on building customer relationships is very beneficial to all parties.”

Mark N.

Mark Nolen

Operations Director

“To ensure that VSTEP continues to deliver great products, there has to be a push for excellent operational processes. This is exactly what we do and I plan to further implement procedures that streamline operations and generates even more value for our clients. By doing this, we can create even more directives for growth.”

Steve C.

Steve Claes

Technical Director

“Our focus on strong technical capabilities sets us apart from others in the market. We consistently strive to create the most effective simulators, which of course requires a certain degree of technical prowess. Our skilled and experienced in-house team allows us to do this.”

hans-vanderzander-1200-908

Hans van der Zande

Finance Director

“In order to maintain our leading position in today’s accelerating pace of business, we make sure that VSTEP is a healthy, reliable and transparent company. By constantly evaluating our performance, we are able to optimize our actions and adapt to changing market conditions.”

Vasco van den B.

Vasco van den Berg

Legal Counsel

“VSTEP’s focus on aligning with proper regulatory frameworks ensures smooth procedures for all of our stakeholders. This in turn enables us to guarantee the necessary oversight and compliance with industry best practice.”

OUR DRIVERS

What pushes us forward

A team of experienced and highly qualified software developers, project managers, designers, testers, support staff, engineers, industry experts and master mariners allow us to accurately create a simulator solution tailored to client-specific training requirements. With nearly 20 years of experience as a simulator developer, VSTEP understands its customers’ needs and the way to realise them. We work hard to offer everyone at VSTEP a comfortable environment in which diversity is cherished.

Our master mariners are experts coming from a career in seafaring with command experience on a wide range of vessels in all waters. Hydrodynamics engineers perform hydrodynamic analysis, tests and engineering activities for the vessels in our NAUTIS simulators. For Response Simulator, we partner with professional emergency services and leading industry clients to create a true-to-life experience that realistically simulates the entire decision making process for first responders during incidents.

Introduction

Testimonials

OUR DRIVERS

What pushes us forward

A team of experienced and highly qualified software developers, project managers, designers, testers, support staff, engineers, industry experts and master mariners allow us to accurately create a simulator solution tailored to client-specific training requirements. With nearly 20 years of experience as a simulator developer, VSTEP understands its customers’ needs and the way to realise them. We work hard to offer everyone at VSTEP a comfortable environment in which diversity is cherished.

Our master mariners are experts coming from a career in seafaring with command experience on a wide range of vessel types in all waters. Hydrodynamics engineers perform hydrodynamic analysis, tests and engineering activities for the vessels in our NAUTIS simulators. For Response Simulator, we partner with professional emergency services and leading industry clients to create a true-to-life experience that realistically simulates the entire decision making process for first responders during incidents.

Introduction

Testimonials

OUR DRIVERS

What pushes us forward

A team of experienced and highly qualified software developers, project managers, designers, testers, support staff, engineers, industry experts and master mariners allow us to accurately create a simulator solution tailored to client-specific training requirements. With nearly 20 years of experience as a simulator developer, VSTEP understands its customers’ needs and the way to realise them. We work hard to offer everyone at VSTEP a comfortable environment in which diversity is cherished.

Our master mariners are experts coming from a career in seafaring with command experience on a wide range of vessel types in all waters. Hydrodynamics engineers perform hydrodynamic analysis, tests and engineering activities for the vessels in our NAUTIS simulators. For Response Simulator, we partner with professional emergency services and leading industry clients to create a true-to-life experience that realistically simulates the entire decision making process for first responders during incidents.

Introduction

Testimonials

HOW WE GROW

What makes us unique

The founders of VSTEP had envisioned since its founding in 2002, that computer software could be developed to prepare safety and marine professionals for incidents in a virtual environment. The founders brought together a group of software engineers led by entrepreneurs to bring that vision into reality: to develop simulators for maritime, safety and security professionals to train in a realistic environment, without the dangers, costs and time associated with traditional training.

Great steps forward will be made in training those who have to face the management of incident and emergencies both onshore and offshore if software can be developed that makes such virtual training possible – to train whenever, wherever without the need for extensive logistics and material. The founders believed that if VSTEP succeeded in developing such software, the training world would become a safer place – through vastly improved training methods.

Till this day, we support future seafarers, firefighters and other professionals to be prepared for scenarios that they can face in their line of work. We do this with passion, dedication and hard work. One of our key values is to find new ways to be on the forefront. We will go far and wide to find our clients the right technology to serve their purposes. 

VSTEP have now grown to become a premier developer of two core product lines: NAUTIS (Marine Training Simulators) and Response Simulator (Virtual Safety Training Simulator).

OUR VISION

The vision of the founders became the roadmap for our business and it guides us towards accomplishing our goals and objectives.

Our vision is to be a leading global provider of innovative training simulators that enhance our customers’ overall training effectiveness and safety. Through continuous research and development, we are able to develop more advanced simulators, which reduce costs for our customers and increase the efficiency of virtual training. We want our customers to continuously benefit from these innovations and in the long term benefit from large cost savings, better trained personnel, and, first and foremost, optimal safety during training.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create innovative, high quality training simulators that exceed the demanding global standards and allow our customers to derive maximum value from their training investment. Our objective is to do business with the highest ethical standards, to be an excellent employer, to deal with our suppliers/sub-contractors fairly and with integrity and to be transparent in whatever we do.

At VSTEP, we strive to provide our customers with tools that enable them to teach their trainees in the best possible ways the skills to safely navigate a vessel, to safely and effectively respond to an emergency situation and to enable our customers to provide such training against the lowest possible costs. These tools are simulators, in various forms and shapes, with one common denominator, state-of-the-art technology. We aim to continuously develop this technology to standards exceeding those of Regulatory Authorities and to meet our customer’s expectations.

In order to build great products, we have set six leading principles to guide our design and development decisions:
  • Transparency – Towards colleagues as well as clients. Why? To improve our products and fuel innovation. 

  • Quality – Over quantity. If we build something, we do so in the best possible way. No shortcuts. Reliability under all conditions. 

  • Realism – Our products are used in a variety of sectors and industries. Our simulators provide training possibilities that are cheaper and more convenient than real world alternatives. No concessions are made to reality; anything can be simulated.  

  • Efficiency – We have a heart for UX. We make clever and efficient products by knowing our clients and listening to them. 

  • Flexibility – Our clientele is very diverse. Our product can be tailored to any context due to the flexibility of its usage. Rather than seeing an opposition between simplicity vs. complexity, we prefer to approach it as complexity made easy.  

  • Versatility – We strive to become the standard for simulators. We offer our product as a modular platform, so that clients can integrate it with their own unique purposes. 

Using these principles, we set out to develop and optimise our product towards every individual client. We measure our success by the long term satisfaction of our clients, and our own ability to understand our client’s needs.

At VSTEP, we are committed to limit our impact on the environment. The VSTEP offices are located in modern, energy-conserving buildings, on the doorstep of all means of public transport.

During business trips, each air travel trip is considered on its environmental consequences and only undertaken when absolutely required, with a preference for airlines that take their environmental responsibilities seriously. Care is taken in details such as vendor selection, the use of materials etc. with the environment in mind. Our VSTEP employees are actively encouraged to respect the environment in their daily life.

VSTEP has become a member of the Green Award Foundation since 2014 as an incentive provider. Yet, it is the products of VSTEP that offer the most environment-friendly benefits: starting with our simulators which are considered as the least energy consuming ones in the market. VSTEP’s technology enables its simulator hardware to be run on relatively limited amount of PCs compared to other simulator systems. VSTEP selects hardware for their simulators with awareness of its energy consumption, always choosing the best in class. It is a given fact that training by simulation has many benefits over real life training, including not in the least place being environment-friendly and energy saving.

Environmental protection is actively pursued at all times and awareness of environmental consequences is in our DNA for everything we do at VSTEP.

HOW WE GROW

What makes us unique

The founders of VSTEP had envisioned since its founding in 2002, that computer software could be developed to prepare safety and marine professionals for incidents in a virtual environment. The founders brought together a group of software engineers led by entrepreneurs to bring that vision into reality: to develop simulators for maritime, safety and security professionals to train in a realistic environment, without the dangers, costs and time associated with traditional training.

Great steps forward will be made in training those who have to face the management of incident and emergencies both onshore and offshore if software can be developed that makes such virtual training possible – to train whenever, wherever without the need for extensive logistics and material. The founders believed that if VSTEP succeeded in developing such software, the training world would become a safer place – through vastly improved training methods.

Till this day, we support future seafarers, firefighters and other professionals to be prepared for scenarios that they can face in their line of work. We do this with passion, dedication and hard work. One of our key values is to find new ways to be on the forefront. We will go far and wide to find our clients the right technology to serve their purposes. 

VSTEP have now grown to become a premier developer of two core product lines: NAUTIS (Marine Training Simulators) and Response Simulator (Virtual Safety Training Simulator).

OUR VISION

The vision of the founders became the roadmap for our business and it guides us towards accomplishing our goals and objectives.

Our vision is to be a leading global provider of innovative training simulators that enhance our customers’ overall training effectiveness and safety. Through continuous research and development, we are able to develop more advanced simulators, which reduce costs for our customers and increase the efficiency of virtual training. We want our customers to continuously benefit from these innovations and in the long term benefit from large cost savings, better trained personnel, and, first and foremost, optimal safety during training.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create innovative, high quality training simulators that exceed the demanding global standards and allow our customers to derive maximum value from their training investment. Our objective is to do business with the highest ethical standards, to be an excellent employer, to deal with our suppliers/sub-contractors fairly and with integrity and to be transparent in whatever we do.

At VSTEP, we strive to provide our customers with tools that enable them to teach their trainees in the best possible ways the skills to safely navigate a vessel, to safely and effectively respond to an emergency situation and to enable our customers to provide such training against the lowest possible costs. These tools are simulators, in various forms and shapes, with one common denominator, state-of-the-art technology. We aim to continuously develop this technology to standards exceeding those of Regulatory Authorities and to meet our customer’s expectations.

In order to build great products, we have set six leading principles to guide our design and development decisions:
  • Transparency – Towards colleagues as well as clients. Why? To improve our products and fuel innovation. 

  • Quality – Over quantity. If we build something, we do so in the best possible way. No shortcuts. Reliability under all conditions. 

  • Realism – Our products are used in a variety of sectors and industries. Our simulators provide training possibilities that are cheaper and more convenient than real world alternatives. No concessions are made to reality; anything can be simulated.  

  • Efficiency – We have a heart for UX. We make clever and efficient products by knowing our clients and listening to them. 

  • Flexibility – Our clientele is very diverse. Our product can be tailored to any context due to the flexibility of its usage. Rather than seeing an opposition between simplicity vs. complexity, we prefer to approach it as complexity made easy.  

  • Versatility – We strive to become the standard for simulators. We offer our product as a modular platform, so that clients can integrate it with their own unique purposes. 

Using these principles, we set out to develop and optimise our product towards every individual client. We measure our success by the long term satisfaction of our clients, and our own ability to understand our client’s needs.

At VSTEP, we are committed to limit our impact on the environment. The VSTEP offices are located in modern, energy-conserving buildings, on the doorstep of all means of public transport.

During business trips, each air travel trip is considered on its environmental consequences and only undertaken when absolutely required, with a preference for airlines that take their environmental responsibilities seriously. Care is taken in details such as vendor selection, the use of materials etc. with the environment in mind. Our VSTEP employees are actively encouraged to respect the environment in their daily life.

VSTEP has become a member of the Green Award Foundation since 2014 as an incentive provider. Yet, it is the products of VSTEP that offer the most environment-friendly benefits: starting with our simulators which are considered as the least energy consuming ones in the market. VSTEP’s technology enables its simulator hardware to be run on relatively limited amount of PCs compared to other simulator systems. VSTEP selects hardware for their simulators with awareness of its energy consumption, always choosing the best in class. It is a given fact that training by simulation has many benefits over real life training, including not in the least place being environment-friendly and energy saving.

Environmental protection is actively pursued at all times and awareness of environmental consequences is in our DNA for everything we do at VSTEP.

HOW WE GROW

What makes us unique

The founders of VSTEP had envisioned since its founding in 2002, that computer software could be developed to prepare safety and marine professionals for incidents in a virtual environment. The founders brought together a group of software engineers led by entrepreneurs to bring that vision into reality: to develop simulators for maritime, safety and security professionals to train in a realistic environment, without the dangers, costs and time associated with traditional training.

Great steps forward will be made in training those who have to face the management of incident and emergencies both onshore and offshore if software can be developed that makes such virtual training possible – to train whenever, wherever without the need for extensive logistics and material. The founders believed that if VSTEP succeeded in developing such software, the training world would become a safer place – through vastly improved training methods.

Till this day, we support future seafarers, firefighters and other professionals to be prepared for scenarios that they can face in their line of work. We do this with passion, dedication and hard work. One of our key values is to find new ways to be on the forefront. We will go far and wide to find our clients the right technology to serve their purposes. 

VSTEP have now grown to become a premier developer of two core product lines: NAUTIS (Marine Training Simulators) and Response Simulator (Virtual Safety Training Simulator).

OUR VISION

The vision of the founders became the roadmap for our business and it guides us towards accomplishing our goals and objectives.

Our vision is to be a leading global provider of innovative training simulators that enhance our customers’ overall training effectiveness and safety. Through continuous research and development, we are able to develop more advanced simulators, which reduce costs for our customers and increase the efficiency of virtual training. We want our customers to continuously benefit from these innovations and in the long term benefit from large cost savings, better trained personnel, and, first and foremost, optimal safety during training.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to create innovative, high quality training simulators that exceed the demanding global standards and allow our customers to derive maximum value from their training investment. Our objective is to do business with the highest ethical standards, to be an excellent employer, to deal with our suppliers/sub-contractors fairly and with integrity and to be transparent in whatever we do.

At VSTEP, we strive to provide our customers with tools that enable them to teach their trainees in the best possible ways the skills to safely navigate a vessel, to safely and effectively respond to an emergency situation and to enable our customers to provide such training against the lowest possible costs. These tools are simulators, in various forms and shapes, with one common denominator, state-of-the-art technology. We aim to continuously develop this technology to standards exceeding those of Regulatory Authorities and to meet our customer’s expectations.

In order to build great products, we have set six leading principles to guide our design and development decisions:
  • Transparency – Towards colleagues as well as clients. Why? To improve our products and fuel innovation. 

  • Quality – Over quantity. If we build something, we do so in the best possible way. No shortcuts. Reliability under all conditions. 

  • Realism – Our products are used in a variety of sectors and industries. Our simulators provide training possibilities that are cheaper and more convenient than real world alternatives. No concessions are made to reality; anything can be simulated.  

  • Efficiency – We have a heart for UX. We make clever and efficient products by knowing our clients and listening to them. 

  • Flexibility – Our clientele is very diverse. Our product can be tailored to any context due to the flexibility of its usage. Rather than seeing an opposition between simplicity vs. complexity, we prefer to approach it as complexity made easy.  

  • Versatility – We strive to become the standard for simulators. We offer our product as a modular platform, so that clients can integrate it with their own unique purposes. 

Using these principles, we set out to develop and optimise our product towards every individual client. We measure our success by the long term satisfaction of our clients, and our own ability to understand our client’s needs.

At VSTEP, we are committed to limit our impact on the environment. The VSTEP offices are located in modern, energy-conserving buildings, on the doorstep of all means of public transport.

During business trips, each air travel trip is considered on its environmental consequences and only undertaken when absolutely required, with a preference for airlines that take their environmental responsibilities seriously. Care is taken in details such as vendor selection, the use of materials etc. with the environment in mind. Our VSTEP employees are actively encouraged to respect the environment in their daily life.

VSTEP has become a member of the Green Award Foundation since 2014 as an incentive provider. Yet, it is the products of VSTEP that offer the most environment-friendly benefits: starting with our simulators which are considered as the least energy consuming ones in the market. VSTEP’s technology enables its simulator hardware to be run on relatively limited amount of PCs compared to other simulator systems. VSTEP selects hardware for their simulators with awareness of its energy consumption, always choosing the best in class. It is a given fact that training by simulation has many benefits over real life training, including not in the least place being environment-friendly and energy saving.

Environmental protection is actively pursued at all times and awareness of environmental consequences is in our DNA for everything we do at VSTEP.

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