Our mission is to lead materials information technology—to advance materials engineering and education, and to enable better, greener, safer products.

Granta Design was founded in 1994 as a spin-out company from the University of Cambridge by Professors Mike Ashby and David Cebon. Today, we are the largest company and R&D organization operating in the materials information technology market.

Material intelligence for the enterprise

If you work for an engineering enterprise, we make make material intelligence work for you. Through the market-leading GRANTA MI system, we help your company to manage vital information about the engineering materials (metals, plastics, composites) from which your products are made. And we help you apply that information to make smart materials decisions with specialist materials software tools such as CES Selector. To date, we’ve helped hundreds of engineering enterprises to embrace material intelligence. The results speak for themselves – accessible data, time savings, slashed costs, reduced risk, optimized products, and happy engineers.

Material inspiration for education

Our Education Division provides a unique set of materials teaching resources, helping universities to inspire over 100,000 students every year and inform the next generation of engineers, scientists and industrial designers about materials.

A collaborative approach

Collaboration is at the heart of all we do, bringing people together to meet materials information challenges. We participate in collaborative R&D projects, support customers through industry consortia, and maintain close partnerships with other leading software companies.

The industry leader

It’s easy to call yourself an industry leader, but we think you’ll find that, in our case, it’s actually true!