Autodesk acquires Delcam, provider of 3D design and engineering tools

BIRMINGHAM, U.K., 8 Feb. 2014. Autodesk Inc. completed its acquisition of Delcam, a global supplier of advanced computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Delcam will operate as a wholly-owned, independently-operated subsidiary of Autodesk, with no significant changes planned for Delcam’s business.

Delcam, headquartered in Birmingham, U.K., offers a range of design, manufacturing, and inspection software that provides automated computer-aided drafting/computer-aided manufacturing (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.

Carl Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Autodesk (center) 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 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,” explains Delcam Chief Executive Clive Martell. “By maintaining the basic structure of Delcam’s business, Autodesk is reflecting its trust in, and respect for, Delcam’s solutions, leadership and organization. We are excited to come together and further the vision, development and implementation of technology for digital manufacturing.”

Autodesk Inc., a provider of 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, has customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries for the design, visualization, and simulation of ideas. Autodesk has more than 7,300 employees worldwide and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

“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,” says Buzz Kross, senior vice president for Design, Lifecycle and Simulation products.

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