PA Consulting (PA), the consultancy that’s bringing ingenuity to life, announced today that technology development and engineering company Cooper Perkins has joined the firm.
Cooper Perkins complements PA’s market-leading end-to-end innovation capabilities and will support PA clients in the health, life sciences, and consumer sectors.
PA’s diverse team of experts is responsible for developing world-leading innovations such as Virgin Hyperloop's reinvention of transportation, Ori Biotech’s platform technology to revolutionise cell and gene therapy manufacturing, and iPredict™, the world’s first artificially intelligent system for predicting failures in critical underground electricity distribution assets.
Founded in 2001, Cooper Perkins is a world-class technology development and engineering practice. It recently developed a novel drug delivery technology for its client Genentech that enables physically limited patients to safely and easily self-administer treatments. Other notable clients include Eli Lilly & Co, FedEx, iRobot, lululemon, Philips, The North Face and Under Armour. Cooper Perkins recently teamed up with Essential Design, a part of PA, to develop the Hydrow, an interactive rowing machine which was named one of the Best Inventions of 2020 by Time magazine.
Co-headquartered in Boston and San Francisco, the Cooper Perkins team will work in partnership with PA’s long-established Global Innovation and Technology Centre in Cambridge, UK, Essential Design in Boston (joined PA in 2018), and Astro Studios in San Francisco (joined PA in June 2020). Cooper Perkins’ product engineering strengths will add to PA’s end-to-end innovation capabilities, to meet clients’ needs from idea generation through to commercialisation.
Ken Toombs, CEO at PA Consulting, said: “It’s great to welcome Gerhard Pawelka and the Cooper Perkins team to PA to strengthen our competitive offering in end-to-end innovation. Cooper Perkins’ commitment to honouring engineering aligns with our own brand values, and we look forward to working together to continue creating ingenious products and solutions for our consumer, health and life sciences clients and other industries.”
Gerhard Pawelka, CEO at Cooper Perkins, said: “PA Consulting is today exactly what we imagined Cooper Perkins growing into over the next several decades. We are thrilled to join our new friends at PA, and our old friends at Essential and Astro, to help shape an exciting new future. Our team's expertise is founded in a deep understanding of physical sciences and mathematics principals, and we use our engineering expertise to uncover solutions to particularly vexing problems. We look forward to tackling the toughest client challenges as a part of PA.”
The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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About Cooper Perkins
Cooper Perkins is a technology development and product engineering practice specialising in the design of highly integrated, electromechanical devices. Named for the antique house in which it was founded in 2001, the privately held company is dedicated to developing innovative and well-engineered products for its client organisations across a wide range of industries.
Cooper Perkins’ combination of development processes and design methodologies are organised to systematically minimise risk and maximise technical feasibility. The team’s deep understanding of the first principles of the physical sciences and mathematics guides its ability to converge on enlighten engineering solutions to its clients’ most challenging business problems.