Our Story

From humble beginnings to connecting businesses across the world

Creating stronger supply chains, from the bottom up

Co-founded in 2010, by Tom Dawes and Tony Guo, the pair built on independent PhD research on Supply chain clustering and Cloud Technologies with a vision to create an open platform for connecting companies across the world, to create world-class supply chains.

As part of their vision, they realised that supply chains are only as strong as their weakest link, and developed their modular DNAerp software to enable manufacturers of all sizes to be able to digitalise and streamline processes. The company established their development team in China, and soon gained significant clients in the UK Metal Finishing Industry, as well as receiving a £300k R&D funding grant from Innovate UK to help scale platform development.

Creating stronger supply chains, from the bottom up
Valuechain intelligent manufacturing software

Designed Globally

By 2015, Valuechain had clients across 3 continents and held offices in UK, India & China; and received a €3.2m H2020 Innovation Grant to further scale operations and develop their supply chain intelligence platform.

Following strategic acquisitions of Tricorn Systems Ltd. Xactio Supply Chain Portal and Retriever Technology Ltd., Valuechain’s modular ERP now integrates CRM, compliance auditing, data capture, advanced reporting, NPI and supplier portal. Meanwhile Valuechain’s supply chain intelligence applications include supply chain performance management, multi-tier supply chain mapping, and supplier / customer portals.

Designed by Valuechain’s leadership team, with over 100 years’ experience owning and running advanced manufacturing companies, Valuechain’s solutions are developed in collaboration with our 500+ SME clients and leading manufacturing companies including Airbus, Bentley Motors and Rolls-Royce, to provide scalable solutions for companies of all sizes.

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Our Story So Far

How we grew from 2 PhD students to a Global SME

  • Valuechain is incorporated under the name AeroDNA by founders Tom Dawes and Tony Guo as a provider of aerospace special processes production control software

    Valuechain Founded by Tom Dawes & Tony Guo

    Valuechain is incorporated under the name AeroDNA by founders Tom Dawes and Tony Guo as a provider of aerospace special processes production control software

  • Valuechain embarked on their connected global strategy by establishing a team of software developers and testers in Wuhan, China to lead development of AeroDNA's solutions, to enable low-cost scalable market offering to digitalise manufacturing at lower tiers of aerospace supply chains.

    China Team Established

    Valuechain embarked on their connected global strategy by establishing a team of software developers and testers in Wuhan, China to lead development of AeroDNA's solutions, to enable low-cost scalable market offering to digitalise manufacturing at lower tiers of aerospace supply chains.

  • Valuechain are announced as one of 19 SMEs in the North West of England to win a share of funding for innovative manufacturing solutions. It provides the first major injection to fund innovation of their AeroDNA system.

    £192k Launchpad project secured

    Valuechain are announced as one of 19 SMEs in the North West of England to win a share of funding for innovative manufacturing solutions. It provides the first major injection to fund innovation of their AeroDNA system.

  • As the aerospace industry in India continued to grow, Valuechain established a new software sales and support team in Bangalore, to continue our vision of connecting global world-class supply chains.

    Launch of Valuechain India

    As the aerospace industry in India continued to grow, Valuechain established a new software sales and support team in Bangalore, to continue our vision of connecting global world-class supply chains.

  • Valuechain's supply chain collaboration platform was recognised by Horizon 2020 and awarded €3.2m towards development and commercialisation of their data integrated supply chain optimisation (DISCO) project, signalling the launch of iQluster.

    Awarded €3.2m H2020 Project

    Valuechain's supply chain collaboration platform was recognised by Horizon 2020 and awarded €3.2m towards development and commercialisation of their data integrated supply chain optimisation (DISCO) project, signalling the launch of iQluster.

  • Looking to map supply chains from the bottom up, Valuechain embarked on their buy and build strategy to engage lower tier companies and offer win-win situations for customers. Beginning with a provider of Production Control Software, Tricorn Systems Ltd., enabled the company to begin engaging UK manufacturing businesses.

    Acquisition of Tricorn Systems Ltd.

    Looking to map supply chains from the bottom up, Valuechain embarked on their buy and build strategy to engage lower tier companies and offer win-win situations for customers. Beginning with a provider of Production Control Software, Tricorn Systems Ltd., enabled the company to begin engaging UK manufacturing businesses.

  • To streamline supply chain mapping and performance management, Valuechain acquired leading supply chain portal, Xactio from Canda Systems. With companies on the platform including Rolls-Royce, it opened up the ability to engage OEMs looking to map supply chains traditionally but offer our own methodology.

    Acuqisition of Xactio Supply Chain Portal

    To streamline supply chain mapping and performance management, Valuechain acquired leading supply chain portal, Xactio from Canda Systems. With companies on the platform including Rolls-Royce, it opened up the ability to engage OEMs looking to map supply chains traditionally but offer our own methodology.

  • As Additive Manufacturing quickly emerged as a disruptive technology in the Aerospace, Medical and automotive markets, Valuechain launched their DNAam system to digitalise AM production processes. Developed in collaboration with Airbus, it opened opportunities to engage advanced manufacturing companies at higher supply chain tiers and implement best practice processes in their software systems.

    Valuechain Launch DNAam

    As Additive Manufacturing quickly emerged as a disruptive technology in the Aerospace, Medical and automotive markets, Valuechain launched their DNAam system to digitalise AM production processes. Developed in collaboration with Airbus, it opened opportunities to engage advanced manufacturing companies at higher supply chain tiers and implement best practice processes in their software systems.

That’s where we’ve been, now be part of our future

That’s where we’ve been, now be part of our future

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