What is the TES Centre?

What is the TES Centre?

The national research centre is hosted by Cranfield (lead) and Durham Universities. Our core industrial partners are Rolls-Royce, Bombardier Transportation, BAE Systems, Babcock International and the UK MOD. We also have another eighteen industrial partners and continue to grow.

The mission of the Centre is to develop knowledge, technology and process demonstrators, novel methodologies, techniques and the associated toolsets to allow the concept design of high value engineering systems based on design and manufacturing for through-life engineering services. We aim to improve the availability, predictability and reliability of complex engineering products to deliver the lowest possible whole life cycle cost by developing technologies and processes to improve the design and manufacture of such systems.

Our vision is to provide thought leadership in through-life engineering services and be the first choice for UK manufacturing companies as a source of technological solutions, research and development capability, knowledge, skill and advice.