JDM Acquires Electrical Engineering Design Software Developer PowerCad Software

Croydon, Australia – JDM Technology Group, a leading global software business of best-in-class software providers, has acquired Croydon, Australia based PowerCad Software.  PowerCad develops innovative electrical engineering design software for the Australian electrical industry. The transaction closed on Friday, 30 June, 2023 with approval from owners Adrian and Lorraine Newman.

Established in 1991 by Adrian and Lorraine Newman, PowerCad provides electrical engineering design software and services that are second to none for the Australian industry. Offering a range of products, PowerCad’s innovative, robust software helps building contractors, engineers, and manufacturers design integrated electrical systems in less time so they can increase profitability and grow their business.

In a statement on the transaction, PowerCad owner Adrian Newman said, “Our business was built on relationships and a desire to help our customers. Selling to a family business that is focused on long term growth and prioritizes its people felt like the right decision.”

As one of the largest global suppliers of enterprise software for the construction industry and built environment, JDM Technology Group has extensive industry expertise and a global development team.  The company is known for its people first approach and commitment to never “end of life” its software.

PowerCad will join Spearhead and CavSoft as part of JDM’s Australian group of specialist software solutions. Phil Johnstone will assume the role of Managing Director of PowerCad, overseeing the day-to-day operations. Adrian Newman will assist with the transition.

“We’re pleased to lead the next chapter of the PowerCad story,” said JDM CEO Jim McFarlane. “PowerCad is a great fit for JDM and we look forward to working with the PowerCad team to continue its long standing tradition of innovation and integrity.”

About PowerCad Software

Established in 1991, PowerCad offers a range of electrical engineering design software and support services that are second to none in the Australian industry. PowerCad’s innovative, robust software products help building contractors, electrical engineers, and manufacturers increase efficiencies and grow their businesses.

About JDM Technology Group

JDM Technology Group is a global software business focused on delivering B2B software systems for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operations industries with over 180,000 users served in 40 countries on 7 continents, employing over 575 staff. The JDM Technology Group’s core philosophy is a long-term commitment to customer support and service coupled with providing the best possible solutions to customers. JDM Technology Group companies include  CavSoftCSSPCostConLEVESYSNimbusPlusfactor, PowerCad and Spearhead Software in Australia and New Zealand; AerieHub, AllMax Software, Builder Software ToolsComputer Guidance CorporationConEst SoftwareDeneb Software, Explorer SoftwareEPACIndustrySmartsJOBPOWERMaestro TechnologiesMicroMain CorporationMobile-Punch, MPulse SoftwareTeamWORKS, and Vision InfoSoft in North America;  and EstimateIntegrityRedSkyITRendra, and Safran in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.