Autodesk Delcam Acquisition
Carl Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk (centre) with (left to right) Glenn McMinn, President, Delcam North America; Clive Martell, Chief Executive, Delcam; Steve Hobbs, Development Director, Delcam; and Bart Simpson, Commercial Director, Delcam
Autodesk has announced the completion of its acquisition of Delcam, a leading global supplier of advanced CAM software.
The deal, which was signed off yesterday (February 6th), will see Birmingham-headquartered Delcam operate as a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of Autodesk, with no significant changes planned for Delcam's business.
Chief Executive of Delcam Clive Martell stated: "Autodesk brings to Delcam increased financial strength, unparalleled expertise in design and a long history of making technology accessible to broad audiences.
"Through sharing our technology and expertise, this transaction will transform industries and improve how the world is designed and made. By maintaining the basic structure of Delcam's business, Autodesk is reflecting its trust in, and respect for, Delcam’s solutions, leadership and organisation. We are excited to come together and further the vision, development and implementation of technology for digital manufacturing."
Autodesk's leading 3D design, engineering and entertainment software has facilitated projects across a number of sectors worldwide, with clients in manufacturing, architecture, building, construction and media and entertainment making use of Autodesk's software. Indeed, Autodesk software has been responsible for no fewer than 18 Academy Award-winning visual effects projects.
Buzz Kross, Senior Vice-President for Design, Lifecycle and Simulation products at Autodesk, said: "The acquisition of Delcam is an important step in Autodesk's continued expansion into manufacturing and fabrication and beyond our roots in design. Together with Delcam, we look forward to accelerating the development of a more comprehensive Digital Prototyping solution and delivering a better manufacturing experience.
"We welcome the Delcam employees, customers, partners and community to Autodesk."
From design professionals, engineers and architects, to digital artists, students and hobbyists – Autodesk software is helping people unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. The company employs more than 7,300 people worldwide.
Delcam's range of design, manufacturing and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM solutions for a variety of industries, ranging from aerospace and automotive to toys and sports equipment. The company has more than 30 offices worldwide and approximately 700 employees.