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Cad-Q acquires Symetri to create CAD centre

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Cad-Q, part of the Addnode Group, has signed an agreement to acquire Symetri from Airbus Defence 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. 

Cad-Q, which is owned by Addnode Group, is a provider of IT solutions supporting processes related to design, engineering, production and the management of advanced construction based in Sweden. 

Cad-Q has the background in data management, software development, PLM and systems integration necessary. 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.

The integration of Symetri into Addnode Group’s international organisation will provide enhanced opportunities for customers. 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.