PRA and Pera Announce Merger
January 23, 2009
HAMPTON, UK - PRA (Paint Research Association) and Pera (Production Engineering Research Association) have merged both organizations following an Extraordinary General Meeting of PRA members, held at the Coatings Technology Centre, Hampton, Middlesex, UK.
This follows a successful year for PRA, which will continue to operate autonomously but as part of the Pera Innovation Network.
Jonathan Bourne, Managing Director at PRA, said, “Merging with Pera will enable us to consolidate the very positive progress made over the past three years and to further develop our services in support of the innovation and growth of PRA member companies.”
A key benefit of the merger will be the integrated support that will now be given to companies pursuing government funding for R&D projects, whether under EC or national schemes.