Symetri is delighted to announce that on 2 April 2014, Cad-Q of Sweden, part of the Addnode Group of companies, signed an agreement to acquire Symetri from Airbus Defense and Space. The sale will create a new centre of mechanical CAD excellence in the UK and the combined company will become Autodesk’s largest solutions partner in Northern Europe.
Addnode Group acquires, builds and manages companies that deliver mission-critical IT solutions for the specific needs of its clients. Cad-Q, which is 100% owned by Addnode Group, is Scandinavia and Finland’s leading provider of IT solutions supporting processes related to design, engineering, production and the management of advanced construction.
The integration of Symetri into Addnode Group’s international organisation provides enhanced opportunities for customers and the business itself. Existing Symetri customers will benefit from a broader knowledge of manufacturing CAD, plus expertise in related areas such as data management, simulation, PLM and complementary proprietary software applications. The acquisition will also provide continuity for customers, with existing account managers remaining in place. Indeed, looking forward the emphasis will be on ‘business as usual’.
As 3D CAD matures, resellers need a wider range of skills and areas of specialised knowledge to meet the business requirements of today’s discerning clients. Cad-Q has the background in data management, software development, PLM and systems integration necessary to help ensure continued success for both Symetri and its customers. In return, Symetri represents Cad-Q’s first investment outside Scandinavia and offers Cad-Q access, for its own range of products and services, to a large base of Autodesk manufacturing customers in the UK.
Symetri look forward to a successful future in which all customers can share. If you would like to discuss further how the new company will provide you with greater flexibility and an enhanced service offering, please do not hesitate to contact us.