Altran inks to deal to buy analytics firm Tessella

Altran CEO Dominique Cerutti
Altran announced the acquisition of Tessella, an analytics and data consulting services provider.

Some of the clients of Tessella include Airbus Defence and Space, AstraZeneca, AkzoNobel, BP, GSK, the Science & Technology Facilities Council, Shell and Unilever in the global aerospace and defense, consumer goods, energy, life sciences and science research sectors.

The acquisition is part of the Altran 2020. Ignition strategy of Altran, a company with €1.756 billion revenues and 25,000 employees with presence in more than 20 countries.

Altran CEO Dominique Cerutti is expecting that the capability of Tessella in data analytics will enhance Altran’s Intelligent Systems solution and VueForge offer.

“Tessella’s knowledge and data scientists will come to strengthen our VueForge offer, which is helping our customers to resolve business issues or capture opportunities,” said Dominique Cerutti, chairman and CEO of Altran.

Set up in 1980, Tessela has a workforce of 234 employees. The company generated approximately €30 million of revenue in 2014. Tessella has four offices across the UK, three in the US (Boston, Houston and Washington DC) and one in the Netherlands.

Tessella has recently — in partnership with the University of Oxford — created a real-time global map to track the risk of infectious diseases spreading.

It also developed a consultancy tool for AkzoNobel using 3.5 billion data points to predict the fuel and CO2 savings from different ship coatings.

Tessella also developed a system 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.

Recently, Altran and automobile major Jaguar Land Rover announced partnership to develop future software platform for intelligent vehicles and machines.

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