8th November 2021:
Effective from today, 8th November 2021, Benchmarq Ltd will no longer operate as an Autodesk Reseller, having sold this part of its business to Man and Machine UK Ltd.
Man and Machine is one of Autodesk’s largest Platinum partners in Europe with a wealth of experience in industry. Their services also extend beyond Autodesk to other vendors, and they also have extensive experience in the field of BIM, playing active roles in buildingSMART and the UK BIM Alliance.
The acquisition is part of Man and Machine’s continued growth strategy in the UK to be the leading provider of software and services for the Architectural, Engineering, Infrastructure, Process and Manufacturing industries.
Recognising the trend towards consolidation in the Autodesk Reseller channel, Benchmarq has been focussing its efforts on developing its portfolio for CAD and BIM Project Services, together with continued development of its training services for AutoCAD, Revit and other Autodesk products, as well as related CAD applications such as SketchUp.
The company will remain an Authorised Autodesk Training Centre and will continue to offer both classroom-based and virtual training courses.
“Benchmarq have over the years built a solid and loyal customer base and we look forward to a smooth transition and supporting their clients with our extensive BIM, CAD and Data Management experience. We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent customer service and we welcome them to our community of customers” Phil Read, Managing Director, Man and Machine.
“With the consolidation of the Autodesk reseller channel in recent years, it has become clear that scale is increasingly important to be able to provide our software customers with the full breadth of the Autodesk portfolio in a very competitive environment. At the same time, as a smaller player in the market, Benchmarq has been developing its proposition to customers around CAD and BIM project services and training. Transitioning our software customers, many of whom have been with us for many years, over to Man and Machine, an Autodesk Platinum Partner, will ensure continuity of support and supply while at the same time enabling Benchmarq to focus on developing its service offering further.” Phil Pinder, Director, Benchmarq Ltd.