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Visit our offices and you’ll find yourself in a warm and welcoming environment.

A 250-year-old barn with high ceilings, woodworm scarred beams, Xboxes, pool table, a beer fridge, secret chocolate treats and a great team of enthusiastic people.

Glen Smith and Maria Sarkar started our business in 2001, creating DriveWorks, a design automation software tool to automate SOLIDWORKS, the leading 3D CAD design package.  Today there are more DriveWorks software products, DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro. They are used for design automation, product configuration, business process automation and as a CPQ, sales configurator solution. DriveWorks software is used by businesses of all sizes, in a wide range of industries and market sectors across the globe.

Our company is built on innovative technology, high standards, market insight and a vibrant mix of talent.

Our Success

Our Success

Our hard work and expertise is what makes us the leading design automation and sales configurator choice for manufacturing.

Succcessfully developed for more than 15 years in the industry, DriveWorks is the chosen design automation solution for SOLIDWORKS. DriveWorksXpress has been selected by SOLIDWORKS to be included in every license of their 3D CAD package.

Based on this trust, DriveWorksXpress, DriveWorks Solo and DriveWorks Pro are all SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner Products and we have built strong links with the entire SOLIDWORKS Community.

Our products have been further tested and approved by Microsoft. We have been recognised as a Microsoft Gold Partner for Application Development and our products are Windows 10 compatible and fully supported by us.

Our Awards

In 2019, we were recognised locally with two High Sheriff’s Awards, for Innovation and Export.

In the same year, we were also recognised with the highest accolade available to UK businesses, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The Queen’s Awards recognise businesses for outstanding achievement and we are honoured to have received two awards, for Innovation and for International Trade.

“Our collaborative work-spaces and company culture all foster innovation. It’s at the heart of everything we do. Everyone here at DriveWorks is incredibly dedicated to creating great, innovative software for our customers all over the world. Being recognized with two highly coveted Queen’s Awards for Enterprise inspires us to do even more.” -Maria Sarkar, DriveWorks VP

Our Awards
Our Connections

Our Connections

We are actively involved in supporting technology and innovation worldwide.

We have built strong connections within our channel. Our customers are supported by our global channel of authorized resellers. Our excellent team of specialists ensure the appropriate DriveWorks product is chosen and supported to suit the needs of your business. Information about using DriveWorks technical features and functionality is available online 24/7 in our Help File.

We are also actively involved in supporting STEM, networking and learning. We work with our education partners and have a certification programme to help students and professionals further their career. We attend, present at, support and sponsor SOLIDWORKS User Group Network meetings worldwide and were awarded the SWUGN Partner of the Year Award two years running.

We also support our local community. Our offices are located in Thelwall, Warrington, just outside of Manchester and only a few miles from Sci-Tech Daresbury. We are proud members of Manchester Digital, Cheshire & Warrington Growth Hub and the Warrington Business Exchange.

We also sponsor and support local causes and regularly fundraise for charities.

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