Schneider Electric, a leading global industrial company specialising in digital automation and energy management, has completed its acquisition of global leader in industrial software Aveva.
Since its foundation, Aveva has grown from a niche design software developer to a leading global industrial software company with a value of more than £10 billion ($10 billion).
Today, Aveva’s software drives efficiency and reduces costs for over 20,000 customers worldwide, offering a digital twin for the whole asset lifecycle from engineering through to operations and maintenance across diverse industries worldwide.
The global industrial sector increasingly relies on data to maximise business value. But like other materials, this key industrial resource only becomes useful when it is extracted, processed, and delivered to the right people at the right time – securely and in context.
Customers persistently identify the clear need for digital solutions across both industrial operations and energy management, needs that have never been more relevant in the current economic and energy cost environment. Schneider Electric and Aveva together, enable a holistic approach to digital transformation across a customer’s operations. They drive step-change improvements through a reduction in energy, carbon and resource intensity, accelerating customer journeys of efficiency and sustainability.
Aveva’s strategic focus is on becoming the number one SaaS provider of software and industrial information and evolving to a subscription-only business model. The acquisition will accelerate that transition.
Whilst Aveva will now be wholly owned and part of Schneider Electric, intentions have been set out to preserve Aveva’s business autonomy, future R&D investment, and enhancing the potential benefits for customers and meeting their needs faster with a stronger portfolio of solutions.