Troy, Mich. – August 20, 2013 – Altair, a leading global provider of engineering technology and services, announced today that it has relocated its Bristol office from Aztec West to The Innovation Centre at the Bristol & Bath Science Park.
Altair ProductDesign, with nearly 700 staff across more than 30 locations worldwide, offers engineering and design expertise at every stage of a product lifecycle, from concept to execution.
“This move locates us alongside the National Composites Centre, of which Altair is a partner organisation,” said Jamie Buchanan, Director, Altair ProductDesign UK.
“Our unrivalled experience in developing lightweight design solutions that provide optimum performance and minimal mass has proved invaluable to our clients in the South West. The region is extremely important to our growth plans, and we’re really pleased to be locating our office here.”
“The park’s network of innovative science and technology businesses will provide the right environment for Altair’s continuing growth,” said Bonnie Dean, chief executive of the Bristol & Bath Science Park. “We also look forward to the wealth of product design expertise that Altair will bring to the community – both at the park and in the region’s wider technology sector.”
Altair works with more than 3,000 clients representing the automotive, aerospace, government and defence, heavy equipment and consumer products sectors. Its services include product design, advanced engineering software and computing technologies, which strengthen and support its customers’ innovations.
Companies interested in working with the Altair Bristol team can get in touch with Bristol Team Manager Paul Kirkham directly through the Innovation Centre or meet the team at the Altair Technology conference at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire on September 10. Delegates to this free event can look forward to talks from high-profile technical and keynote speakers from Airbus, BAE Systems, EADS, Gestamp, Jaguar Land Rover, Plaxton, SSTL and Supacat. Papers from these companies will review how they have injected innovation into their development processes by implementing the latest virtual design software solutions. Individuals can register at www.altairatc.com/uk to secure a place at the event.
About Altair ProductDesign
Altair ProductDesign is a global, multi-disciplinary product development consultancy of more than 700 designers, engineers, scientists and creative thinkers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. (www.altair.com), this organization is best known for its leadership in combining its engineering expertise with computer-aided engineering (CAE) technology to deliver innovation and automate processes. Altair ProductDesign firmly advocates a user-centered, team-based design approach and employs proprietary Altair HyperWorks simulation and optimization technologies to help clients bring innovative, profitable products to market faster. To learn more, please visit www.altairproductdesign.com.
Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held, with more than 2,000 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 28-year track record for high-end software for engineering and computing, enterprise analytics solutions, and innovative product design and development, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com or www.simulatetoinnovate.com.
The Bristol & Bath Science Park
The Bristol & Bath Science Park is a 59-acre (24 hectare) site in Emersons Green, north Bristol. The Science Park acts as a hub for the region's many science and technology businesses, connecting entrepreneurs, fledgling businesses and established brands with vital investors, academia and design. It provides a professional and supportive environment for collaboration among universities and businesses to enable them to accelerate the commercialisation of new and applied technologies. The Universities of Bath, Bristol and West of England are key stakeholders in the Science Park.
The first phase is composed of three buildings: the Innovation Centre for early-stage and high- growth businesses, the Grow-On Centre for more mature businesses and the Forum. Each of the Innovation Centre and Grow-On Centre buildings covers 25,000 square feet over two floors. Accommodations includes offices – small and large, semi-industrial workspace and conference facilities. The 11,000 square foot Forum, an iconic glass atrium, provides a light, spacious social centre for companies both based at the Science Park and in the wider business community of Bristol and Bath. Users of the building have access to free WiFi, conference rooms, secluded meeting areas and excellent coffee and lunches from the local cafe entrepreneurs, Friska.