The Marsden Group, a rapid prototyping leader, has been acquired by Microsoft

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Today, Microsoft acquired The Marsden Group, a leader in industrial technology innovation and rapid prototyping, for an undisclosed amount. Microsoft’s acquisition is to help customers build more quickly vertical solutions using Microsoft Azure cloud, edge-computing, and AI services, in particular. The Marsden Group is a Microsoft Gold Partner member and will help Microsoft bring more industrial customers to use Azure cloud services to transform their businesses.

“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.”

The Marsden Group is a three-year old, U.K.-based company that specializes in rapid prototyping in industries including manufacturing, automotive, and logistics.