Today, we are excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired The Marsden Group, a leader in industrial technology innovation and rapid prototyping. The first chapter of digital transformation was heavily oriented toward consumer-focused industries. The newer opportunity in infrastructure, manufacturing and resources is enormous. We continue to see an increased pace of digital change across many industries, and we believe that velocity is here to stay, as more and more companies recognize they must commit to continuous innovation to compete over the long-term.
This acquisition will further enhance Microsoft’s ability to create new customer value through experimentation and deep industry solutions based on Microsoft cloud, edge and AI products.
We want to empower our customers to implement digital initiatives faster. That’s why we’re thrilled to welcome The Marsden Group to the Microsoft family. With its experience in technological innovation and rapid prototyping, The Marsden Group has earned a unique reputation as a powerful and trusted partner among industry leaders who seek to quickly identify business needs, ideate technology solutions and build high-quality prototypes tailored to individual customer needs. The Marsden Group has helped its enterprise customers rapidly envision, prototype and implement solutions that drive meaningful value to their businesses, employees and customers.
We know that in asset-intensive industries, such as manufacturing, automotive or logistics, companies face unique challenges in adopting new technologies, for example connecting industrial equipment safely and securely to the cloud, overcoming data silos and supporting interoperability across modern and legacy systems. Through recent projects, I’ve seen firsthand what The Marsden Group and Microsoft can do, what’s possible when we bring together our cloud, edge, IoT, digital twin and AI capabilities with The Marsden Group’s speed, agility and technical creativity.
In our everchanging world, we see an urgent need to build agile operations and supply chains to address disruptive market forces and consumer demands. With this investment, we are taking the next step to help our customers across all industries envision and build digital solutions faster.