Ricardo plc is engaged in the provision of technical and strategic consulting, and manufacturing, assembly, software sales and related services to industry, commerce and other agencies. The Company operates in two segments: technical consulting and performance products. Technical Consulting provides services in relation to the development and implementation of engineering projects. Performance Products generates income from manufacturing, assembly, software sales and related services. In November 2012, the Company acquired the business, operating assets and employees engaged in the business of AEA Technology Plc, a subsidiary of AEA Technology Group plc.