Cooper Research Technology

Cooper Research Technology Limited (also known as Cooper Technology) is a British manufacturer of high-performance civil engineering materials testing equipment, based in Ripley, Derbyshire, England. The company specialises in the design and manufacture of laboratory testing equipment used for the investigation of the mechanical properties of materials used in road construction. While at the University of Nottingham in the 1980s, founder Keith Cooper designed a method of measuring and assessing the mechanical properties of asphaltic materials with the equipment known as the Nottingham Asphalt Tester (NAT), later superseded by the UTM-NU (Servo-Pneumatic Universal Testing Machine).[1]

Cooper Research Technology
TypePrivate limited
IndustryCivil engineering
England, United Kingdom
Area served
Key people
  • Tony Otter (managing director)
  • Craig Walker (technical​ director)
  • Carl Kohut (operations​ director)
  • Zameer Syed (marketing​ director)
  • Marianne Rolland​ (commercial​ director)
  • Timothy Johnsen (director)
  • Vijay Mehan (director)
  • Civil engineering materials​ testing​ equipment
  • Pavement testing equipment
ServicesUKAS Calibration Service, Training

The company over the years designed and developed a range of materials testing equipment which includes gyratory compactors, and roller compactors to prepare and compact specimens, in addition to servo hydraulic and servo pneumatic universal testers, triaxial testers, fatigue testing systems and wheel trackers to perform standards.[2]

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The company manufactures a range of equipment for testing asphalt, bitumen, aggregate, and unbound materials. It also offers a United Kingdom Accreditation Service calibration service.


  1. ^ "Asphalt and bitumen – testing for performance". Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  2. ^ "The next generation in asphalt testing automation". World Highways. Retrieved 30 July 2012.

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