Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a world leader in engineering and R&D services. I wanted to let our clients and partners know that Altran is now part of the Capgemini Group (Capgemini), a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, following a friendly takeover bid initiated by Capgemini and completed last month. This combination creates a €17bn-revenue global leader in ‘Intelligent Industry’: the digital transformation of industrial and technology companies. You can read more in the official announcement here on Altran’s site.

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The acquisition of Altran by Capgemini begins a new chapter for Cambridge Consultants and will create new value and opportunities for our clients. Cambridge Consultants’ expertise in breakthrough product and service development combined with the Capgemini Group’s leading Information Technology (IT) and Operation Technologies (OT) capabilities produces an undisputed leader in Intelligent Industry. With 270,000 employees in almost 50 countries, the Group has a unique ability to support industrial and technology players in their digital transformation. This immediate leap in scale and reach in several of our core markets and technology capabilities means our clients will be able to take full advantage of opportunities in the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, 5G and other emerging technologies.

I’m very excited about this news, and what it means for our clients. Cambridge Consultants will not only be able to leverage the Group’s scale but will also be able to bring our suite of highly differentiated capabilities to the Group’s clients, to help them to reach their most ambitious goals.

2020 is our 60th year and we’re proud to be a founding father of ‘The Cambridge Phenomenon’, Europe’s leading high-tech cluster. Our anniversary marks an ideal moment to take this next step as we access a massively expanded pool of talent created by the combination of two industry leaders. We share the ‘Intelligent Industry’ vision of the Group and look forward to supporting new and existing clients in their digital transformation, combining information technologies and operational technologies to deliver world-changing products and services.

If you’d like to discuss what this means to you, you can connect with your normal point of contact at Cambridge Consultants or use our Contact us form.

Eric Wilkinson

Eric has been with Cambridge Consultants for almost three decades. He was Chief Operations Officer before stepping up to Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Eric played the lead role in developing the company’s world-leading facilities, including the redevelopment and extension of its state-of-the-art laboratories in Cambridge, and has led the strategy that has delivered significant international growth in recent years.