Bowen & Groves was formed in 1992, in Victoria, Australia, originally as a distributor of a software product called SMP-81. Not much history available on that product, but it seems to be shop floor/machine type application. They began to develop their own manufacturing software in 1999, and in 2000, released M1. In that same year, they opened their first US office in California. In 2003, they opened an office in the UK. Their target market has always been the small/medium sized manufacturing company. They have lead with a direct services model, vs. a distributor model. Today they report to have over 700 clients, worldwide.

Their company history can be found on their website.

In May of 2009, the company was sold to ECI Software Solutions out of Ft. Worth, TX. The press release for that acquistiion can be found here.

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