Ricardo partnering with Cooper Corp. on new engine development

Ricardo is partnering with Cooper Corp. to develop a new line of Cooper diesel and CNG engines ranging from 3.5 to 1,000 KVA.

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Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd – one of India’s leading engine manufacturers – and Ricardo have underscored their
longstanding collaboration by announcing their intention to jointly develop a new line of cutting edge Cooper products ranging from 3.5 to 1,000 KVA, with the entire range available in both Diesel and CNG versions.

The successful longstanding association between Cooper and Ricardo has made Cooper products years ahead of their competition in terms of innovative technologies, total cost of ownership and durability of products. Working together with Ricardo, Cooper is the only company in India who has made 52 engine variants in six years including diesel and gas versions. The new Cooper engines will power applications for diverse sectors including automotive, gensets, marine, defense, construction equipment and agriculture.

Speaking about the association, Farrokh N. Cooper, Chairman and Managing Director, Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd says, “It’s a very proud moment for us and a big achievement for a company which has graduated from cast iron engine components to contemporary engines. With this association with Ricardo UK, we will be covering almost 75% of the range of products available in the market putting us in the same league as the biggest players in the industry in a relatively short period of time.”

Ricardo UK, one of the leading independent technology and strategic consulting providers to the world's transportation and clean energy industries, has designed this world class engine family (2, 4 and 6 cylinder engines) for Cooper Corporation Pvt. Ltd. Cooper engines are a great example of technology transfer and collaborative R&D between UK and India. Ricardo will be responsible for the overall design of the engine and Cooper will develop all components for the engine, assemble and also conduct the required engine tests.

“Ricardo is proud to be partnering [with] Cooper in the development of its class-leading family of engines that deliver high quality, clean and fuel efficient power to Cooper’s customers in India and around the world,” comments Ricardo Technical Consulting MD Martin Fausset. “The collaboration between Ricardo and Cooper has been an extremely successful [one] in enabling Cooper to fulfill its ambitious plans for product development. Ricardo is pleased to have been able to work with Cooper in what has been – and remains – a fine example of engineering, technology and product innovation collaboration between the UK and India.”

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