Altran has opened a new office in Derby, its eight in the United Kingdom. The new location is strategically placed in the heart of one of UK’s major manufacturing hubs, and stands close to several of the firm’s large clients.
Derby is located in East Midlands and has a population of 248,700. It is regarded historically as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, having hosted Lombe’s Mill, purported to have been the first factory in the world. Today, the city continues to be a manufacturing hub, hosting the second largest aero-engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, and Derby Litchurch Lane Works. The city is also one of the leading UK cities for high-tech areas, with 12% of its workforce in such functions.
The aim of the opening of a new office in Derby, based in Derwent Business Centre at Clarke Street, by Altran is to strategically place itself in a key UK engineering hub, with its new location making it easy to access clients it services and supports in the region.
Explaining the move into the new city, Mike Simms, CEO of Altran UK, says: “The Midlands is a thriving industrial hub, which is of increasing importance for many of the sectors in which we provide our expertise. We consider positioning ourselves at the centre of this activity a key priority and look forward to being part of this community.”
Denton Clutterbuck, Head of Aerospace and Defence at Altran UK, adds: “The Midlands is host to companies operating at the cutting edge of innovation. We have taken an active interest in the region for some time, notably through our involvement in the MAA (Midlands Aerospace Alliance). We are therefore delighted that the time has come to realise our goal of opening an office in this area renowned for excellence in engineering. The office will bring us closer to valued customers based here and provide us with a springboard for growth in the region.”