Sandvik to Buy CAM Software Company Cambrio

By acquiring Cambrio, Sandvik will establish a position in the CAM market that includes toolmaking and general-purpose machining.

By acquiring Cambrio, Sandvik will establish a position in the CAM market that includes toolmaking and general-purpose machining.

Sandvik has signed an agreement with Battery Ventures to acquire U.S.-based Cambrio, a company with an end-to-end portfolio in CAD/CAM software for manufacturing industries like automotive, transportation, energy, medical and aerospace. Cambrio will be reported in the Design & Planning Automation division within Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions.

“This is in line with our strategic focus to grow organically and through acquisitions in the advanced manufacturing space, with special focus on industrial software close to component manufacturing, industrial metrology- and additive manufacturing solutions. Cambrio will enable a broadened customer offering, covering more of the total manufacturing value chain,” says Stefan Widing, president and CEO of Sandvik.

Sandvik’s strategic ambition is to provide customers with software solutions enabling automation of the full component manufacturing value chain—from design and planning to preparation, production and verification. 

By acquiring Cambrio, Sandvik will establish a position in the CAM market that includes toolmaking and general-purpose machining. This will complement the existing customer offering in Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions.

Cambrio’s product portfolio includes GibbsCAM for production milling, turning and mill turn operations, Cimatron for mold and die, as well as SigmaNEST for sheet metal fabrication. 

“With the addition of Cambrio’s product offering, we will be able to help our customers to further increase productivity in the broader value chain. We share the same desire to automate workflows and make our customers more efficient and sustainable,” says Mathias Johansson, president of the Design & Planning Automation division in Sandvik Manufacturing Solutions.

Cambrio is headquartered in Ohio, USA, and has 375 employees. In 2020, the company had revenues of about SEK 628 million (68 million USD) with an EBIT margin slightly dilutive to Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions. Impact on Sandvik’s earnings per share will initially be neutral. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. 

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021 and is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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