Autodesk completes acquisition of Delcam

U.K.-based CAM specialist Delcam will operate as a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary of design software specialist and U.S.-based Autodesk.

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Autodesk Inc. (San Rafael, Calif., USA) reported on Feb. 6 that it has completed its acquisition of Delcam (Birmingham, U.K.), one of the world’s leading suppliers 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.

Autodesk Inc. is a global provider of 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software. 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.

“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,” says Delcam’s 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.”

“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. “We welcome the Delcam employees, customers, partners and community to Autodesk.”