Autodesk plans to acquire Delcam, saying the companies offer complementary ranges of software, with Autodesk’s programs for design, engineering and entertainment able to be combined with Delcam strengths in manufacturing. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
“We are taking an important step on our path towards delivering a better manufacturing experience,” says Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO “Together, Autodesk and Delcam will help further the development and implementation of technology for digital manufacturing.”
California-based Autodesk has more than 7,300 employees worldwide and a portfolio of more than 100 products. Delcam, headquartered in Birmingham, U.K., has more than 30 offices worldwide and approximately 700 employees. The company’s range of design, manufacturing and inspection software provides automated CAD/CAM solutions for a variety of industries, from automotive and aerospace to footwear and sports equipment.
Upon completion of the acquisition, Delcam will become a subsidiary of Autodesk, but the company says it will maintain its focus on accelerating the growth of its market share in the manufacturing sector.