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1989
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  
1990
1990

Formation of Cooper Technology

Formation of Cooper Technology
Cooper Technology formed with wide range of products
1993
1993

NAT gains BSI standards

NAT gains BSI standards
Nottingham Asphalt Tester gains BSI standards
1995
1995

Entry to US Market

Entry to US Market
First sale to the USA
1995

Entry to Chinese Market

Entry to Chinese Market
First sale to China
2001
2001

Carl Kohut joins Service & Calibration Division

Carl Kohut joins Service & Calibration Division
2004
2004

Marianne Rolland comes aboard

Marianne Rolland comes aboard
Appointed as Commercial Director
2005
2005

Cooper Lab Hungary formed

Cooper Lab Hungary formed
2005

Large equipment range launched

2005

New Management

2006
2006

Design & Development Division gets new team member

Design & Development Division gets new team member
Craig Walker is appointed.
2006

New Managing Director

New Managing Director
Peter Grafton appointed as MD
2007
2007

French equipment range launched

EME kit available
2008
2008

Cooper moved to new premises

Cooper moved to new premises
2008

Cooper China formed

2008

Cooper expands

Acquires second factory
2009
2009

New gyratory compactor model

Gyratory compactor
New model of gyratory compactor launched
2009

Cooper enters into partnership with Grontmij CarlBro

Cooper enters into partnership with Grontmij CarlBro
2010
2010

Zameer Syed comes aboard

Zameer Syed comes aboard
Joins Marketing Department
2010

Core Drilling Trailers launched

Core Drilling Trailers launched
2010

EEF’s Future Manufacturing Business Growth Award

EEF’s Future Manufacturing Business Growth Award
Cooper wins the award
2010

Eco Wheel Tracker launched

Eco Wheel Tracker launched
Auto Lift Arm ECO Wheel Tracker is 28% energy efficient than its peer wheel tracking machines
2010

Another product launched

Another product launched
Cooper Vialit Cohesion Pendulum launched
2010

Cooper strikes again

Cooper strikes again
Awarded International Business of the year for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
2011
2011

Cooper acquires Mercol

Cooper acquires Mercol
Mercol Engineering becomes part of the Cooper Group
2011

Cooper – Wessex partnership

Cooper – Wessex partnership
Cooper & Wessex Test Equipment enter into strategic partnership
2011

Hydraulic Roller Compactor launched

Hydraulic Roller Compactor launched
With advanced integrated hydraulic control, precision and reliability guaranteed
2011

Cooper-OEM partnership

Cooper-OEM partnership
Cooper enters into strategic partnership with OEM Inc. USA
2011

New product launched

New product launched
Hamburg wet & dry wheel tracker launched
2011

Cooper & NTEC work together on PUMA

Cooper & NTEC work together on PUMA
Cooper & NTEC develop PUMA (Precision Unbound Materials Analyser)
2012
2012

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
2012

New Universal Testing Machine launched

New Universal Testing Machine launched
100kN Servo-Hydraulic Universal Testing Machine added to the product portfolio
2012

Cooper acquires James Cox & Sons, Inc. USA

Cooper acquires James Cox & Sons, Inc. USA
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“.
2013
2013

cDAC launched

cDAC launched
Next generation digital controller unparalleled in the field
2013

New Operations Director

New Operations Director
Carl Kohut appointed as the Operations Director
2013

New Products launched

New Products launched
Texas Overlay Tester and Prall Tester launched
2013

New Technical Director

New Technical Director
  Craig Walker appointed as the Technical Director
2014
2014

Cooper launches new website

Cooper launches new website
The new website includes more than 300 new products
2015
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
2016
2016

Made in the Midlands Award

Made in the Midlands Award
Cooper wins Insider Made in the Midlands Awards 2016 – Export Award
2018
2018

New Product Launched

New Product Launched
Cooper Technology launches New Generation PAV (Pressure Aging Vessel)
2018

Avetta Membership

Cooper is Avetta Member
Cooper Technology becomes member of the Avetta Consortium.
2018

New Managing Director

Tony Otter joins as new MD