Altran launches new dedicated AI and data science center in Portugal to meet growing client demand

Tessella, the Altran World Class Center for Analytics, opens Lisbon and Porto offices

Wednesday 29 May 2019 | Altran, the global leader in engineering and R&D services, has just launched a world class center for analytics in Portugal, dedicated to data science and artificial intelligence, to respond to the growing market demand in these areas. The Portuguese teams will operate as part of Tessella, the Altran World Class Center Analytics, joining an international group with more than 350 data science experts.

Bruno Casadinho, Chief Operating Officer, Altran Portugal, said: ”Data science and AI offer our clients extraordinary opportunities to develop new disruptive services and become digital businesses. The opening of a dedicated Portuguese World Class Center for Analytics, under the leadership of Bruno Coelho, supports our strategy to put Portugal in the front line of disruptive technology. Our clients will experience the benefits of our three-pronged approach. A local, passionate and dedicated analytics team with a track record, managed by João Neves and Hélder Pinheiro with real-world experience, and supported by Tessella’s global talent pool providing the very best engineering and consulting in the market.”

Mark Kirwan, CEO, Tessella said: “This enhancement to our European market presence increases our ability to deliver outstanding data science outcomes, and I am delighted that Altran clients in Portugal will now be able to benefit from both local analytics talent as well as having access to the scale and geographical reach of the whole Tessella organisation. This clearly illustrates the strong forward momentum of the Altran Group strategy for augmented value offers, as presented in the recent High Road 2022 strategy.”

Tessella, the Altran World Class Center for Analytics, will be located in the Altran offices in Lisbon and Porto, with an initial team of 35 experts.


About Altran

Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), following its acquisition of Aricent. The company offers clients an unmatched value proposition to address their transformation and innovation needs. Altran works alongside its clients, from initial concept through industrialization, to invent the products and services of tomorrow. For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, finance, life sciences, railway and telecommunications. The Aricent acquisition extends this leadership to semiconductors, digital experience and design innovation. Combined, Altran and Aricent generated revenues of € 2.9 billion in 2018, with some 47,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

Altran is present in Portugal since 1998 and currently employs more than 2,200 people. It is headquartered in Lisbon and is located in Porto and Fundão. /

Press Contacts:

Altran Portugal

Mariana Coutinho |

Atrevia | 21 324 0227 | 96 346 1295

Francisco Costa |

Marta Pais |

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