International business expands UK presence in Coventry

Members of the Cognitran team with Caroline Lloyd of University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre (third from left)


An international business, with offices in the USA and Poland, has expanded its UK presence with an office in Coventry.

Cognitran, which specialises in Software as a Service solution for automotive manufacturers, has added an office at the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre in Binley to its headquarters in Chelmsford and its development centres Poznan and Szczecin in Poland, as well as Michigan, USA.

The move, which comes as part of the company’s ongoing expansion, will enable Cognitran to create more jobs in software development over the coming years.

Chief Operating Officer Ben Schneider said the location was one of the key drivers behind the move.

He said: “The highly collaborative nature of our work with our customers has been an important factor in ensuring they receive top quality service. The opening of an additional UK development base close to the location of many of our existing customers will help ensure this success continues.

Coventry has been the centre of the UK Automotive industry ever since the first British car was built in the city over 120 years ago and our presence in the region, allied to our close relationship with Warwick University, will give us access to a large pool of skilled software engineers and data scientists.”

Cognitran is a market leading Automotive AfterSales Systems provider, their innovative SaaS solutions help Original Equipment Manufacturers improve profitability, productivity and customer satisfaction through the provision of more accurate, timely, vehicle and customer specific information.

Penny Robb, Centre Manager at the Business Innovation Centre, said: “Cognitran are a welcome addition to the Innovation Centre and this is a very good fit for them and us.

“They work with a number of businesses in Coventry and Warwickshire and shows, again, the attraction this region has.

“The fact that the company is working with University of Warwick too highlights the fact that the Science Park offers so much more than a base – it offers opportunities to tie in closely with the University itself and also tap into our business support services to help them grow.”