Granta Opens New Headquarters

Cambridge, UK —July 15, 2010 Granta Design celebrated the opening of its new corporate headquarters on July 15th, 2010. Over 150 employees, customers, collaborators, and friends of Granta gathered for a drinks reception, a tour of the refurbished and extended offices at Rustat House, Cambridge, and the chance to find out the latest information about Granta.

Granta's Managing Director, Dr David Cebon, spoke about the company's growth from small University startup to world-leader in the materials information technology niche, thanking the employees and customers who had made this possible. Chief Operating Officer, Dr Patrick Coulter, described the project to create the new headquarters and the more general challenges of supporting a rapidly growing business—he thanked the many suppliers and business services represented at the event. Finally, Granta founder and Chairman Professor Mike Ashby thanked key individuals and the whole Granta "family", before declaring the new offices offically open.


Demonstrations of Granta technology

  Mike AshbyA chance to catch up with Professor Mike Ashby (right)

The event also provided an opportunity for attendees to see the latest Granta technology for managing materials information in industry, selecting materials, eco design, and materials education (pictured, top). And it was a great social occasion, with a chance to meet the Granta team and some of our many colleagues and friends (pictured, bottom)

Granta staff, July 15 2010

Granta team photograph, July 15th, 2010

Cambridge, UK —July 5, 2010


Granta HQ

Granta's newly-refurbished offices at Rustat House, Cambridge

Granta Announces Expansion Plans

Extended office opens on July 15th New projects fuel 20% growth in staff

Cambridge engineering software company Granta Design has announced details of its on-going expansion plans. Granta will officially open its new extended offices at Rustat House (Clifton Road, Cambridge) on July 15th. Continued growth in software sales and the start of new projects mean that Granta is actively recruiting. The company expects to grow its current staff of seventy by around 20% over the next year.

“Granta’s latest financial year finished on June 30th,” said Chief Operating Officer Dr Patrick Coulter. “We have achieved significant, profitable, revenue growth for the sixth straight year. This puts us in a great position to expand our team in a sustainable manner. New projects in emerging areas such as eco design mean that we have plenty of interesting work to do. We aim to continue growing the business as we always have—by focusing on and meeting the needs of our customers. We thank them for their continued support.”

Aero engine

Granta helps organizations such as aero engine manufacturers to manage and use critical data


Granta is a spin-off from the Cambridge University Engineering Department. The company’s software is used by world-leading engineering enterprises to manage and apply technical data about engineering materials (e.g., metals, plastics, composites, and ceramics). Granta software helps these organizations to design products that perform better and are safer, cheaper, and less environmentally damaging. Granta also has a thriving educational business, providing resources that are used to teach the next generation of engineers at over 700 universities and colleges worldwide. Granta customers include NASA, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, Emerson Electric, GE, Honeywell, EADS Astrium, and TRW Automotive.

Granta’s current recruitment drive includes posts for software developers, materials specialists, and sales and marketing staff. The company aims to provide a flexible, stimulating, and friendly work environment. Jobs are available both for recent graduates (in software engineering, science, or engineering disciplines) and for more experienced staff.