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Accelerating growth & potential: AMETEK acquires Crank Software

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Growth is great! We're thrilled to let you know about our recent acquisition by AMETEK (NYSE: AME) .

This was an ideal time for our team at Crank. With more customers and professional service engagements than ever before, plus a proven technology base and decades of domain expertise, we were in the perfect position to accelerate our future growth.

Meeting the needs of the global IoT product space — the microcontroller market alone is expected to grow by almost USD $6 billion in the next three years — requires the fuel and the channels to make it happen.

 

Read our letter to customers

Multiplying our potential

We started our journey over 13 years ago, with five employees above a local pub in Ottawa. Now we have over 40 Crankonauts in a cool, shiny office (when we can go in) and hundreds of customers around the world. We’ve done the right things well to build the technology and services that meet the needs of designers and developers of embedded GUI products.

Enter AMETEK. With massive international presence, roughly USD $5 billion in annual sales, and a diverse, decentralized business management model, AMETEK provides both the fuel to expand our growth strategy and the flexibility to maintain our high-level of agility and service that customers expect. This relationship provides the added assurance to work on new initiatives and markets to propel the development of sophisticated UX for embedded systems.

We also hope someone at AMETEK can help fill out our softball team.

Business continues

With AMETEK business units operating as standalone entities, we’ll maintain our market-driven product focus and industry-leading customer experience. There will be no changes to customer support levels or our sales team — the same people you dealt with before will be the same people going forward (yes, including Jamie).

Above all else, Thomas, Jason, and I want to thank our staff, our customers, and our partners around the world. This community of skills, support, and energy have brought us here and will continue to propel Crank to new heights.

Looking forward

We will continue to make the hard things easy for our industry. If you have any questions, comments, or would just like to chat about this exciting new relationship, please feel free to contact your sales or support representatives.

With growth, comes the opportunity for future Crankonauts to join our team. If you’re interested in what we do and want to help us do it, check out our careers page here:

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Topics: ametek

Originally published: Mar 29, 2021 8:05:11 AM, updated 03/29/21

Brian Edmond
Written by Brian Edmond

Brian co-founded Crank Software in 2007, after leading the graphics development group at QNX Software Systems where he spent the majority of his career working and consulting on UI design, embedded software architecture, and web browser technology. As he watched embedded graphics teams struggle, he developed an acute understanding of the common workflow problem between the designers and engineers. Brian built Crank Storyboard out of this need to help these teams collaborate more effectively, optimize for exceptional performance, and get their award-winning touch screens to market, close to 50% faster. A triathlon and mountain biking enthusiast (explaining the name Crank Software), Brian is a regular Ironman and cyclocross participant, and can often be found biking the trails with his co-founders behind the Crank offices in Kanata, Ottawa. Brian holds an Electrical Engineering degree from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

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