Ricardo PLC provides technical, strategic and environmental consulting, and manufacturing, assembly, software sales and related services to industry, commerce and other agencies. The company operates through two segments: Technical Consulting and Performance Products. The Technical Consulting segment provides services in relation to the development and implementation of engineering projects and in relation to management and operational consultancy. It provides engineering, design and consulting services to customers in its chosen market sectors. The Performance Products segment involve in the manufacture and assemble low-volume, high quality extreme performance products. Its products include transmissions, engines and components as well as the provision of vehicle assembly. The company was founded by Harry Ricardo in 1915 and is headquartered in Shoreham-by-Sea, the United Kingdom.