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DriveWorks. Our Story.

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, Xbox 360s, bike racks, a beer fridge, secret chocolate treats and a great team of enthusiastic people.

Founded back in 2001 by Glen Smith and Maria Sarkar, today DriveWorks Design Automation and Sales Configurator software is used by businesses of all shapes & sizes. It is used in a wide range of industries and market sectors and across many geographies.

DriveWorks brings together great technology, high standards, market intelligence and a vibrant mix of talent.


DriveWorks. 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.

SolidWorks Certified Gold Partner

DriveWorks. 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 were honoured to receive 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

DriveWorks. 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 authorized resellers and our excellent team of specialists who 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 office is a 250-year-old barn 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 Warrington Business Exchange.

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

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Get To Know Us

Maria’s blog and the DriveWorks Facebook page, faithfully record our various go karting challenges, rounders tournaments, pancake day fun, volunteering events, and visits to maker faires.

We’re a very friendly team and really enjoy meeting people. We like to listen. We love to find out from the people we meet what they want to be able to do and we like to discuss with them how automation can improve their own jobs/company’s competitive position.

Above all we love what we do and we are here to create great software that provides real value to our customers.

We’ve tried to share as much information as we can about our software so that you can decide for yourself if it is something that you would benefit from. If there’s anything you still want to know, just ask!

Our people are brilliant, honest and passionate about what they do.

Connect With Us

Our Office

DriveWorks Ltd
The Barley Store,
Laskey Lane, Thelwall,
Cheshire, WA4 2TF
United Kingdom


USA: 978 633 3230
Worldwide: +44 1925 757585

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