Altran have announced the acquisition of Tessella, an international analytics and data service consulting services organisation. Tessella is known for finding and delivering innovative and pragmatic answers to the complex business and technical challenges of some of the world’s most forward-thinking organisations in the aerospace and defense, consumer goods, energy, life sciences and science research sectors.
The company has long-term relationships with an impressive list of blue-chip clients, including key players Airbus Defence and Space, AstraZeneca, AkzoNobel, BP, GSK, the Science & Technology Facilities Council, Shell and Unilever.
The acquisition comes in support of Altran’s new Strategic Plan, ‘Altran 2020. Ignition‘. Providing customers with Augmented Value offers and solutions is at the heart of the plan, as is responding to the need to make the leading-edge engineering consultancy’s core capabilities available to clients globally. Tessella will operate as a World Class Centre within the Altran Group, part of a landmark scheme that aims to create a global network of best-in-class Excellence centres.
Tessella’s proven capability in data analytics will enhance Altran’s Intelligent Systems solutions and VueForge offer, as explained by Dominique Cerutti, Chairman and CEO of the Altran Group “As our global economy becomes increasingly data-driven, we known that we need to provide enhanced solutions to help our clients to derive tangible value from the exponential growth of machine-driven Big Data. Tessella’s unique knowledge and impressive team of high-quality data scientists will come to strengthen our VueForge offer, which is helping our customers to resolve business issues or capture opportunities. The integration of Tessella into our network of World Class Centers adds value to our global offer portfolio and ultimately to our customers which is one of the drivers of our new strategic plan ‘Altran 2020. Ignition’.”
Alan Gaby, Tessella Group Chief Executive added “Joining the Altran Group provides Tessella a fantastic opportunity to fulfil our vision to be a world leader in advanced analytics, to expand our client base and enter untapped industrial sectors, for the benefit of all our stakeholders.”
Established in 1980, Tessella has a significant footprint of four offices across the UK, three in the US (Boston, Houston and Washington DC) and one in the Netherlands. With a workforce of 234 employee, the company generated approximately €30m of revenue in 2014.
Tessella’s diverse portfolio of projects has recently included:
- A real-time global map to track the risk of infectious diseases spreading, created in partnership with the University of Oxford;
- A consultancy tool developed for AkzoNobel using 3.5 billion data points to predict the fuel and CO2 savings from different ship coatings; and
- A system developed for AstraZeneca that tracks vital statistics, laboratory tests and adverse events on both population and subject-specific levels during the course of a clinical trial, protecting participants and reducing costly late-stage failures.