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AVEVA Group plc is a British multinational company headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It provides engineering design, information management solutions, and CAD/CAM software along with technology consulting services for the Plant, Power and Marine industries.
1967 The Computer-Aided Design Centre (or CADCentre as it was more commonly known) was created in Cambridge by the Ministry of Technology. Its mission was to develop computer-aided design techniques and promote their take-up by British industry. Its first director was Arthur Llewelyn who initially contracted out the recruitment and management of specialist staff to ICL.
CADCentre carried out much pioneering CAD research, and many of its early staff members went on to become prominent in the worldwide CAD community, such as brothers Dick Newell and Martin Newell:
Along with the Cambridge Science Park, CADCentre was one of the original companies involved in what became known as the Cambridge Phenomenon – the transformation of Cambridge from a University town into one of the world's high technology centres within a few years in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
1993 CADCentre received the Queen's Award for Export Achievement.
1994 A management buyout of the company
1996 Became a publicly quoted company.
1998 CADCentre acquired the 3D design software customer base of AEA Technology.
2001 It changed its name to AVEVA.
2010 World’s first automatic generation of finite-element models from 3D marine product models.
2014 AVEVA recognised as Britain's Most Admired Company in the Software and Computer Services sector.