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Issued: 02/06/2014

Adris Continues Expansion and Growth in the UK with the Acquisition of MicroCAD

Bièvres, France, May 30th 2014 - GRAITEC, a major software developer and reseller for CAD and structural design solutions for civil engineering and manufacturing has acquired (through its UK Subsidiary Adris Ltd.) MicroCAD, a well-established Autodesk CAD Solutions provider.

Adris Ltd, already a highly respected Autodesk Platinum reseller in the UK supplying design software and services continues to grow its UK base, and through this acquisition aims to perpetuate growth by providing sales, support & consulting services across the whole of the UK via five strategic locations ideally placed to offer the best possible service to its customers nationwide.

MicroCAD Ltd is a full service provider for Autodesk products for the Architectural, Construction Engineering and Mechanical industry markets. With nearly 30 years’ experience, MicroCAD has the in depth knowledge to develop tailored solutions and then supply, install, support and provide training and consultancy services to help its customers achieve maximum results.
As a growing company MicroCAD is already an Autodesk Gold reseller and from this acquisition all of MicroCAD’s customers will benefit from coming under the Adris umbrella of being a Platinum Autodesk reseller offering the very best service and support globally.

Francis Guillemard, CEO and founder of GRAITEC commented "The acquisition of MicroCAD will enable Adris to offer a complete, high-end design and CAD solution to its customers across the UK market from four additional UK locations, as well being able to rely on the expertise of Adris Ltd in the construction engineering markets and its successful customer-oriented approach”.

Steve Houlder, Managing Director of Adris Ltd, stated “The synergies between the two companies will ensure no matter where the customers location they will never be far away from our five strategic locations, and the high level of customer service will allow for continuity of service. By adding MicroCAD, it affirms our position in the UK as one of the foremost providers of Autodesk software and consultancy. We look forward to welcoming all customers and staff into the fold”.

Neil Wright – Sales Director of MicroCAD comments “This is great news for all MicroCAD existing staff and customers. The joining of two of the top UK resellers together will provide an even higher level of service and expertise supporting customers large and small across the whole of the United Kingdom”.

The combined company will have a turnover in excess of £17M with over 70 staff supporting 1000’s of customers across the UK. The companies will continue to trade under their respective brands until the full integration is complete.

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Adris Ltd work with sister company AB Studio to expand the importance BIM implementation.
Recently, Adris BIM evangelist Keith Deaney was invited to join our sister company, AB Studio, to showcase the methodologies adopted by the UK with regards to BIM implementation.


He has been travelling around several cities in the Czech Republic with AB Studio for their three day BIM 2015 Alive event.

With some of largest Architects, Engineering companies and Contractors present, Adris Ltd and Skanska CZ have been highlighting the importance of project collaboration to ease workflows, reduce project costs and timescales.
This has allowed us to lead the way in the encouragement of BIM and demonstrate the importance we place on BIM when it comes to global collaboration.



As we have mentioned on our blog there has been a few changes to the offerings bought by Autodesk for Product Design Suite which will see many customers automatically migrate from Standard to Premium.

Due to the importance of this change Autodesk have extended the deadline for those customers who are currently using previous versions of Product Design Suite Standard to attach Maintenance Subscription and benefit from a free upgrade to Premium Suite.  

So you now have until 30th May to come back onto Subscription and be entitled to an automatic migration to Premium Suite before Standard reaches its end of life.

If you have Autodesk Product Design Suite Standard call us today discuss your migration and Subscription on 023 8086 8947.



DavidbAdris are pleased to announce the appointment of David Bartram to the Adris Professional Services manufacturing team with immediate effect.

David is a valued addition to our Professional Services team and will be an excellent asset for both existing and new potential clients, as he is bringing over a decade of experience using Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD in a number of industry sectors including Marine, Power Generation and Filtration.

As a senior design professional David is highly experienced in large assembly design and in particular sheet metal fabrication. In addition he has been pivotal in developing best practice within the design office and Digital Prototyping environment and is experienced in data management in a fast moving manufacturing sector.


Adris Ltd appointed as an Autodesk Platinum Tier Partner

Company Recognized for Industry Expertise, Services, and Customer Satisfaction

Southampton, Hampshire, 1/8/2013 – Adris Ltd today announced that Autodesk has promoted the firm to an Autodesk Platinum Tier Value Added Reseller.  There are now 25 Autodesk Value Added Resellers worldwide that have achieved Platinum Tier status.

“Our Platinum Tier enables Autodesk to acknowledge the instrumental role these companies play in delivering world-class design solutions, products and services,” said Steve Blum, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services at Autodesk. “Whether through the services they deliver, or their notable customer satisfaction scores, these partners constantly show that they can provide exemplary services and capabilities to their customers.”

Platinum partners  provide their customers with best-in-class full solutions from pre- and post-sales support, consulting, training, implementation, and customization.  Adris works closely with Autodesk to help customers design, simulate and analyze their ideas, increase operational efficiencies and maximize their return on investment in Autodesk software solutions.

Adris Managing Director Steve Houlder says "it is a great tribute to the investment of all the staff and customers that we have attained the highest level attainable for an Autodesk Reseller.

Our continuing investment in our staff, as well as our ongoing process and business improvement strategy will allow us to build on this achievement and help us to continue to deliver outstanding service to our growing client base.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our existing customers for their continuing support and look forward to further developing our ongoing business partnerships.”

About Adris Ltd

Adris, an Autodesk Platinum Partner specializes in the supply, training and consultancy of Autodesk products in the Manufacturing and Architectural spaces. As one of the fastest growing partners in the UK, Adris continue to lead the way in innovation and consultancy helping design companies achieve the highest levels of return on investment. A member of the Autodesk Developer Network, Adris are renowned for creating specialist applications to aid company’s digital workflow.

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