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2022
Cooper launches new asphalt dynamix test system range
Cooper launches new asphalt dynamix test system range

Cooper Research Technology launches UTM Versa Pro, Tx Pro Texas Overlay Tester, and Hamburg Dry & Wet Wheel Tracker

2019
Successful transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation
Successful transition to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation

Cooper Research Technology becomes one of the first organisations in the UK to have successfully transitioned to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation.

2018
New Managing Director
New Managing Director

Tony Otter joins as new MD. Tony is a highly experienced and valued executive with over 25 years of progressively responsible experience across engineering, manufacturing, and consulting.

Avetta Membership
Cooper is Avetta Member

Cooper Technology becomes member of the Avetta Consortium.

New Product Launched
New Product Launched

Cooper Technology launches New Generation PAV (Pressure Aging Vessel)

2016
Made in the Midlands Award
Made in the Midlands Award

Cooper wins Insider Made in the Midlands Awards 2016 – Export Award

2015
Cooper launches new product catalogue
Cooper launches new product catalogue

The issue 5, Cooper product catalogue features hundereds of new products for testing asphalt, bitumen, concrete, cement, aggregates and soil

2014
Cooper launches new website
Cooper launches new website

The new website includes more than 300 new products

2013
New Technical Director
New Technical Director

  Craig Walker appointed as the Technical Director

New Products launched
New Products launched

Texas Overlay Tester and Prall Tester launched

New Operations Director
New Operations Director

Carl Kohut appointed as the Operations Director

cDAC launched
cDAC launched

Next generation digital controller unparalleled in the field

2012
Cooper Wins the ICE East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) 2012
Cooper Wins the ICE East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) 2012

Cooper Technology wins The ICE East Midlands Merit Awards (EMMAs) 2012 for testing equipment in “Studies and Research Category“.

New Universal Testing Machine launched
New Universal Testing Machine launched

100kN Servo-Hydraulic Universal Testing Machine added to the product portfolio

MoU signed between Cooper, NTEC and the TRL
MoU signed between Cooper, NTEC and the TRL

Cooper strengthens its global asphalt testing market with new relationships

2011
Cooper & NTEC work together on PUMA
Cooper & NTEC work together on PUMA

Cooper & NTEC develop PUMA (Precision Unbound Materials Analyser)

New product launched
New product launched

Hamburg wet & dry wheel tracker launched

Cooper-OEM partnership
Cooper-OEM partnership

Cooper enters into strategic partnership with OEM Inc. USA

Hydraulic Roller Compactor launched
Hydraulic Roller Compactor launched

With advanced integrated hydraulic control, precision and reliability guaranteed

Cooper – Wessex partnership
Cooper – Wessex partnership

Cooper & Wessex Test Equipment enter into strategic partnership

Cooper acquires Mercol
Cooper acquires Mercol

Mercol Engineering becomes part of the Cooper Group

2010
Cooper strikes again
Cooper strikes again

Awarded International Business of the year for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire

Another product launched
Another product launched

Cooper Vialit Cohesion Pendulum launched

Eco Wheel Tracker launched
Auto Lift Arm ECO Wheel Tracker

Auto Lift Arm ECO Wheel Tracker is 28% energy efficient than its peer wheel tracking machines

Zameer Syed comes aboard
Zameer Syed comes aboard

Joins Marketing Department and is currently our Director of Marketing

2009
New gyratory compactor model
Gyratory compactor

New model of gyratory compactor launched

2008
Cooper expands

Acquires second factory

2007
2006
New Managing Director
New Managing Director

Peter Grafton appointed as MD

2005
Marianne Rolland comes aboard
Marianne Rolland comes aboard

Appointed as Commercial Director

2001
1995
Entry to Chinese Market
Entry to Chinese Market

First sale to China

Entry to US Market
Entry to US Market

First sale to the USA

1993
NAT gains BSI standards
NAT gains BSI standards

Nottingham Asphalt Tester gains BSI standards

1990
Formation of Cooper Technology
Formation of Cooper Technology

Cooper Technology formed with wide range of products

1989
Invention of Nottingham Asphalt Tester
Invention of Nottingham Asphalt Tester

The Nottingham Asphalt Tester (NAT) was invented in the 1989 at the University of Nottingham by Keith Cooper, who later founded Cooper Technology