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12 August 2014

Cambridge Consultants moves US headquarters

Company relocates US headquarters to support innovation and growth

Product development and design firm Cambridge Consultants has moved its US headquarters from Cambridge, MA to Boston. In a move that nearly doubles its prior space in Kendall Square, the company’s new 20,000 square foot facility at 745 Atlantic Avenue is designed to foster the company’s innovation, development and design capabilities, and support its plans for continued growth.

The new space boasts realistic use environments, such as a simulated operating room, which enable the team to gather unique insights that inform innovative product design. The industrial-grade facilities, such as the anechoic chamber, mechanical and electronics prototyping shops, human factors suite and creativity space, will allow faster and more precise product development to create disruptive technologies.   

Cambridge Consultants plans to grow its US staff from 32 employees to 100 over the next three years. With deep expertise in the medical technology field, the company’s Boston office will expand the team specifically in this sector.

“We are thrilled to move today to our new office – a space that provides unparalleled opportunity for growth and innovation for our talented staff,” said David Bradshaw, US general manager. “Every inch of this space was thoughtfully designed to support how we work at Cambridge Consultants, and it represents our blend of technology and engineering excellence with user-focused design. We look forward to adding intelligent, passionate people to our Boston team and continuing to drive world-class innovation.”

To execute its vision of a revolutionary workplace, Cambridge Consultants engaged global planning and design firm Sasaki Associates. "Cambridge Consultants is totally unique,” said Sasaki principal Victor Vizgaitis. "The new space will not only help them innovate and attract top talent, but will communicate the story of who they are, how they work, and what sets them apart."

Cambridge Consultants is launching an aggressive recruitment campaign in the autumn to employ the US’s most skilled engineers. Working in Cambridge Consultants’ new, state-of-the-art facility will provide supreme levels of development and design experience.

Notes to editors

Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of more than 700 staff, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA) and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, digital health, oil and gas, and wireless communications.

Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a global leader in engineering and R&D services which offers its clients a new way to innovate. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialisation. In 2015, the Altran group generated revenues of €1.945bn. With a headcount of more than 27,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit www.altran.com.

Press Contacts

Corporate communications
Debbie Mayhew
PR & Communications Manager
Cambridge Consultants
+44 1223 392418
Debbie.Mayhew@CambridgeConsultants.com

European PR agency
David Vindel
Ketchum
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CambridgeConsultants@ketchum.com

US PR agency
Hanah Johnson
March Communications
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