Autodesk Announces Intention to Acquire Delcam

Delcam’s headquarters in Birmingham.


Autodesk has announced its intention to acquire Delcam, a supplier of advanced software for the manufacturing industry. 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.

Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Delcam 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, ranging from automotive and aerospace to footwear and sports equipment.

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 organization. Delcam’s North American customers will continue to be supported by the sales and support staff, experienced engineers and developers located in the Windsor, Ontario, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Fort Washington, Pa., offices.

Commenting on the planned acquisition, Carl Bass, president and chief executive officer of Autodesk, said, “We are taking an important step on our path towards delivering a better manufacturing experience. Together Autodesk and Delcam will help further the development and implementation of technology for digital manufacturing.”

Clive Martell, chief executive officer of Delcam, added, “I am very excited by the opportunities from combining Delcam with Autodesk to create a compelling platform from which to service both companies’ manufacturing clients. The added strength and status that we will gain from being part of the Autodesk Group will benefit our customers, our staff and our sales channel.”