Shareholders in Delcam, one of the world's leading suppliers of advanced software for manufacturing industry, today voted to accept the offer made by Autodesk to acquire the company. The acquisition is expected to be completed during February.
Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Delcam has more than 30 offices worldwide and over 700 employees. The company's range of design, manufacturing, and inspection software provides automated CADCAM solutions for a variety of industries, ranging from automotive and aerospace to footwear and healthcare.
The latest NC Software Market Analysis Report from leading US analysts CIMdata showed that, in 2012, Delcam again had the highest vendor revenues and received the highest end-user payments of all the CAM-centric companies. This result meant that the company completed thirteen years as the world's leading specialist supplier of CAM software and services.
Autodesk and Delcam offer complementary ranges of software, with Autodesk's programs for design, engineering and entertainment able to be combined with Delcam strengths in manufacturing.
On completion of the acquisition, Delcam will become a subsidiary of Autodesk. It will maintain its focus on accelerating the growth of its market share in the manufacturing sector, with the added strength that will come from being part of a larger organisation. Delcam customers will continue to be supported by the skilled and experienced engineers for which the company is renowned through its global network of Subsidiaries, Joint Ventures and Sales Partners.