The latest NC Software Market Analysis Report from leading US analysts CIMdata shows that, in 2011, Delcam again had the highest vendor revenues and received the highest end-user payments of all the CAM-centric companies. This means that the company has completed twelve years as the world's leading specialist supplier of CAM software and services, having first achieved its global leadership in 2000, despite a number of mergers and acquisitions that have created some larger competitors.
Delcam also continued to increase its market share. The company's share of total end-user expenditure grew from under 6.7% in 2010 to just over 7% in 2011. A further increase in market share to around 7.5% is predicted by CIMdata for Delcam in 2012.
The CIMdata report also confirmed that Delcam continues to employ by far the largest number of staff devoted to CAM software, with 629 staff. This total includes the largest development team in the industry, with 190 people working on the company's manufacturing software. No other company employs more than 300 people for its CAM activities.
Total end-user spending on NC software and services is estimated by CIMdata to have grown by 10.2% in 2011, reflecting the rebound in manufacturing in most regions of the global economy. This established a new record for the industry, slightly ahead of 2008 levels. CIMdata projects that the growth in manufacturing will accelerate further in 2012 and so estimates that end-user spending for NC software will increase by 12.2%.
Delcam Chief Executive, Clive Martell, was delighted to see formal confirmation of his company's continued leadership in the CAM software industry. ''By employing the industry's largest development team, we can ensure that each of our programs is the most productive for each of the sectors in which we operate,'' he claimed. ''It also means that we can keep up with the rapid rate of development by the machine-tool companies and supply software that can program successfully the increasingly sophisticated machines now being produced.''