Granta Design Limited

Granta Design Limited

The materials information technology experts. We help engineering enterprises to manage, access, and apply critical data about materials. Our technology increases productivity in the use of materials information, reduces risk and enables innovation during product design, and aids efficient use of materials and related resources. Granta also provides a unique teaching resource that supports materials and process education in over 800 universities and colleges worldwide.

Address: Rustat House, 62 Clifton Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB1 7EG
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 6-20 (£250+VAT pa)

Granta Design - the materials information technology experts.

Granta develops and delivers materials software, materials data, and materials database solutions that help leading engineering enterprises to improve quality, innovation, and efficiency, while reducing risk and cost.

Granta’s technology and expertise originate in Cambridge University Engineering Department and the work of Professors Mike Ashby and David Cebon. Since 1994 Granta has built on these foundations through extensive industry partnerships. The company has grown steadily to become the largest organization in the world dedicated solely to the niche area of materials information technology - tools to manage, access, and apply information about the materials (metals, composites, plastics, ceramics) that are central to many engineering activities. Key partners include ASM International (the world’s largest professional society for materials engineering), Cambridge Enterprise, and three industry consortia - collaborative projects that drive Granta's development work in each of the following areas:

  • Managing mission-critical materials data in sectors such as aerospace, energy, and medical devices. Materials Data Management Consortium members include Boeing, GE - Aviation, GE - Energy, Honeywell, NASA, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and Rolls-Royce
  • Materials selection, substitution, and cost optimization in manufacturing enterprises. Materials Strategy Consortium members include Emerson Electric, Moen, and TRW Automotive
  • Design for environmental objectives and regulations. Members of the Environmental Materials Information Technology (EMIT) Consortium – EADS Astrium, Emerson Electric, Eurocopter, Honeywell, NASA, and Rolls-Royce

The next generation of engineers are also active users of Granta technology via the Granta educational business. This is based on CES EduPack - a unique combination of software, information resources, and other teaching resources, now used to support materials and process education across a wide range of engineering, science, processing, and design disciplines at  000 universities and colleges worldwide.

Granta is a Cambridge success story. We are growing year-on-year, profitable, and continuing to develop innovative technology that delivers real business value to our customers - increasing product performance, safety, and quality, while reducing cost and environmental impact.

CES Selector

CES Selector

A unique PC-based software product supporting systematic selection of materials for engineering applications.

GRANTA MI materials information management

GRANTA MI materials information management

GRANTA MI is the leading system for materials information management in engineering enterprises.

CES EduPack for materials teaching

CES EduPack for materials teaching

The world-leading teaching resource for materials in engineering, science, processing, and design. Now used at over 700 universities and colleges worldwide.

Career opportunities at Granta's Open House, 21 November

Tomorrow: explore career opportunities at Granta's Open House

Granta Design issues an open invitation to its informal and fun Open House Evening, taking place tomorrow (Tuesday 21 November) from 6.30pm at its Cambridge office on Clifton Road. The no-cost event offers the opportunity to explore what life is like at a growing company with top engineering customers (e.g. Rolls-Royce, NASA, Boeing, Jaguar Land Rover) and a highly skilled multi-cultural team.

20 November 2017Read in full

Granta supports industries including Aerospace and Automotive

Gartner Inc. identifies Cambridge-based Granta Design as a "Cool Vendor"

Cambridge company, Granta Design, has been evaluated as a 2015 “Cool Vendor” by world-leading information technology research and advisory company, Gartner Inc., in its annual report covering software companies that support Product Design and Life Cycle Management.

13 May 2015Read in full

Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (AutoMatIC) logo

PSA Peugeot Citroën hosts first Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium meeting

Granta Design announced the initial members of the new Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (AutoMatIC), which will include General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, KSPG AG, and PSA.

15 September 2014Read in full

New BoM Analyzer: a Bill of Materials & a report

New product intelligence software gives fast response to eco, regulatory & supply chain risks

Granta Design's latest suite includes new ‘BoM Analyzer’—first of a new generation of GRANTA MI tools.

30 June 2014Read in full

ASM logo

Neurological device designers are the latest to benefit from the Medical Materials Database

Granta Design, leaders in materials information technology, and ASM International, the world's largest professional society for materials engineering, today announced a new Neurological module in the ASM Medical Materials Database™.

23 June 2014Read in full

Reviewing a Windchill Bill of Materials in MI:Materials Gateway

New application integrates materials knowledge with PTC Windchill PLM

At this week’s PTC Live Global (Boston, MA, June 15-19, Booth 304), Granta Design will be demonstrating a new materials data integration application for the PTC® Windchill® PLM system.

16 June 2014Read in full

Viewing “ecoinvent Key Materials Indicators” data graphically

Latest eco data offers comprehensive coverage: enhanced traceability & ecoinvent integration

Granta Design, the leading providers of materials information technology, have announced the latest updates to their environmental data for materials.

9 June 2014Read in full

Granta Design joins the Circular Economy 100

Granta Design today announced that the company is joining the Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme. This group of leading companies, universities, and emerging innovators, coordinated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is developing new approaches and tools that can lead the transition to a ‘circular economy’.

25 April 2014Read in full

Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’).

New Auto Consortium targets material challenges in design, simulation, lightweighting & more

At the SAE World Congress in Detroit, MI, Granta Design announced the launch of the Automotive Material Intelligence Consortium (‘AutoMatIC’).

16 April 2014Read in full

What's new in CES EduPack 2014?

CES EduPack 2014 teaching resources support materials, design, project work, & sustainability

Granta Design is launching CES EduPack 2014, a new version of its interdisciplinary materials teaching resources.

15 April 2014Read in full

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Marketing Communications Administrator (2-3 days/week)

A spinout from Cambridge University, we have grown over 20+ years to be the leader in the materials information management secto...

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Product Manager

You will drive the product strategy, planning, product management, and successful customer adoption of Granta products focused o...

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Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
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C++ Software Engineer, PTC Windchill PLM Experience

This position is ideally based in our Cambridge office but remote working would be considered for the right candidate.

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Recruitment Specialist

£28-32k depending on experience + benefits

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Technical Team Lead (C#)

We make great software that our users love. You’ll be the technical leader of a small team, working with a product owner to deve...

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