Ricardo turns the corner

Lee, Andrew
February 2005
Engineer (00137758);2/25/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7669, p20
This article reports that automotive consultants Ricardo Inc. bounced back with a better-than expected end to 2004 as its British operations returned to the black and it made strong progress in Japan. The company which operates a global technology development and consultancy network serving many of the world's major automotive OEMs, said it was "cautiously optimistic" over its prospects for the full financial year in light of the progress made so far. Outside Great Britain, Ricardo said it continued to make "excellent progress" in Japan, where orders in the six months to December outstripped those for the whole of the previous year and now account for almost 10 per cent of the firm's total figure. INSET: Out of the doldrums for ABB.


Related Articles

  • Engineering firm is off to a fast start in China. Webb, Alysha // Automotive News;4/18/2005, Vol. 79 Issue 6143, p40N 

    The article reports that automotive engineering consulting firm Ricardo PLC is benefiting from the Chinese government's drive to bring new technology to the country. Ricardo, of Shoreham-by-the-Sea, England, opens its China office on May 24, 2005 in Shanghai. But the company already has projects...

  • UK firms must not be prevented from rebuilding Iraq, says BCCB.  // Professional Engineering;4/16/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p4 

    Reports on the concern of British Consultants and Construction Bureau (BCCB) that British firms might be prevented from rebuilding work in Iraq. Insistence of American contractors on exclusive use of U.S. standards and specifications; Estimation of BCCB regarding possible share of British firms...

  • Should you use a consultant to sell your contracting firm?  // Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News;04/28/97, Vol. 200 Issue 17, p4 

    Focuses on the reasons cited by Contractor First founder Michael A. Price for using a consultant to sell a contracting firm. Confidentiality; Advisory role; Knowledge of potential buyers; Facilitator role; Assistance in negotiation.

  • News in brief.  // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;4/11/2003, Vol. 47 Issue 15, p16 

    Presents news briefs on the construction industry in the Middle East as of April 11, 2003. Contractors that have submitted proposals for the structural steel supply and erection contract on the fifth potline expansion project at Aluminium Bahrain; Companies that have submitted bids in late...

  • Computer consultants can help solve your systems's woes.  // Indianapolis Business Journal;8/29/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 25, Special section p27 

    Discusses the factors to consider in acquiring the services of computer consultants. Setting of goals; Identification of problems that need to be addressed; Sources of information on computer consultants.

  • Catch the tide. Nathan, Stuart // Engineer (00137758);Nov2015, Vol. 296 Issue 7869, p36 

    An interview with David Shemmans, chief executive officer (CEO) of automotive engineering consultancy Ricardo PLC, is presented. Shemmans discusses the benefits to Ricardo of its various acquisitions, including motorbike engineering consultancy V-Pro and the electricity consulting business PPA,...

  • Drive electric. Hargreaves, Ben // Professional Engineering;11/12/2008, Vol. 21 Issue 20, p31 

    The article reports on the impact brought by the opening of the £6.4 million Sustainable Transport Centre of the automotive engineering consultancy firm Ricardo PLC in Great Britain. The opening provided a fitting location to speak to the company's expert on electric vehicles, Dr. Roger...

  • Herding Cats Lessons Learned From Managing and Coordinating Organization Development Consultants. Freedman, Arthur M.; Stinson, George H. // Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research;Winter2004, Vol. 56 Issue 1, p44 

    Organizations need to prevent or ameliorate the unanticipated counterproductive consequences of recruiting, selecting, contracting with, deploying, and holding their consultants accountable. This article documents the creation of what was, in 1991-1992, a new organizational role: A designated...

  • Firms line up for institute.  // MEED: Middle East Economic Digest;9/3/2004, Vol. 48 Issue 36, p18 

    States that several local and international consultants are expressing their interest in the advisory contract for the project to set up a private Institute of Directors in Cairo, Egypt. Evaluation conducted on the bids; Jobs included in the consultancy services.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics