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. Granta is one of five listed software companies in this sector from across Europe and North America.
Granta, which employs over 100 staff at its Clifton Road headquarters, works with major companies in industries including Aerospace and Automotive. Customers such as Airbus Helicopters, Boeing, Emerson Electric, Jaguar Land Rover, General Motors, NASA, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Rolls-Royce Aerospace use Granta software to help them make best possible use of engineering materials, aiming for better product performance while reducing risk, cost, and environmental impact. Granta software helps these business to manage the complex data that they generate about their materials (such as metals, plastics, and composites), provides easy access to an unrivalled library of reference data about material properties, and offers tools that apply this data to make smart decisions in product development and design.
The Gartner report explains that this materials information technology "is important, because manufacturers historically struggle with finding reliable information about material properties efficiently. Also, given the broad range of materials to choose from, designers, engineers, environmental scientists, manufacturing specialists, product cost estimators and other roles within enterprises need reliable materials data to build confidence that products are structurally sound, energy-efficient, maintainable, serviceable, environmentally compliant and compliant with other government regulations, such as those related to conflict minerals."
Dr Patrick Coulter, Chief Operating Officer at Granta, comments "We're delighted to have been identified in this way by one of the leading names in the analysis of technology businesses. We’re currently actively recruiting at Granta as we invest to maintain our leadership in the field of materials information technology."
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Granta Design develops market-leading software for managing materials and process information in engineering enterprises, and a series of tools for applying that data to key materials and product design decisions. Granta was founded in 1994 as a spinout from the University of Cambridge and the work of Professors Mike Ashby and David Cebon.
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