Cambashi is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, where it was founded by Cambridge University graduate Mike Evans in 1984. Evans worked in the research and development phase of the Computer Aided Design (CAD) industry as it originated in the 1960s at MIT in the US and Cambridge in the UK. Later, in the commercialization phase, he was involved in worldwide sales and marketing of CAD in Japan. We continue to retain our links with Cambridge University.
Over the years, Cambashi’s scope has expanded beyond CAD and product development application areas into enterprise applications, IT infrastructure and mission-critical applications. Cambashi also expanded to provide truly international coverage through our worldwide network of associates. In 2008 we established a permanent North American base in Massachusetts, with a briefing center in downtown Boston.
1988 Co-founded CATN, the Computer Aided Technologies Network, a European Consortium providing advisory services on these technologies
1990 Published the first annual Marketing Managers Handbook providing quantitative information on technical applications markets
1995 Holds the first annual networking seminar on sales and marketing issues of Information Technology for Industry
1997 Authors first edition of Ovum Evaluates “ERP for Manufacturers”
2003 Published the first Cambashi Market Observatory providing global quantitative research on the Technical Applications software market
2005 First release of e-learning courseware teaching how vertical industries operate
2006 First MESA Metrics that Matter report conducted by Industry Directions
2007 Invited submission to the UK Governments Science and Innovation Policy “Sainsbury Review”
2008 Merged operations with Boston, MA based Industry Directions, a research firm specialising in shop floor and supply chain solutions to form Cambashi Inc.
2009 Host Minister for Science and Innovation, Cambridge's high technology cluster
2010 First publication of the Cambashi Systems Engineering and Embedded Software Product Observatory, with research findings originally published at COFES Israel. Cambashi shared its research observations on the technical applications market in Israel on IDGConnect
2012 Reuters covers Cambashi's report on quality and innovation in medical device manufacturing, originally published in FierceSmartGrid