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About Wonderware Corporation

Ever wonder how manufacturers manage their factory operations? Wonderware, an operating unit of London-based Invensys, provides industrial automation software used to collect, display, and manage information from the factory floor in order to optimize production processes. Its products include a graphical interface to display operations data and allow plant operators to control process equipment. The company also offers simulation software that allows plant managers to test new processes and configurations. It serves a wide range of industries including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, energy, manufacturing, and chemicals. Clients have included Royal Dutch Shell and Canadian nuclear power company Bruce Power.


Wonderware is part of Invensys' software business, which includes SimSci (process design, simulation and optimisation software) and Avantis (asset management software).

Geographic Reach

Wonderware has core domestic operations in California, Texas, and Pennsylvania. Another 15 international offices are located in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia.

Sales and Marketing

Wonderware sells directly to manufacturers that embed its software in their industrial machinery. The company also works with a network of 150 resellers and supports partnership programs for independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators.

Many of its 40,000 global customers include AngloGold Ashanti, Duke Power, Lonmin, Infineum, and PVC Compounders. Altogether the company claims about 35% of the world's manufacturing plants use Wonderware software.

Company Background

Inspired by an early computer game called Pinball Construction Set, software designer Dennis Morin started Wonderware in 1987 to design automation tools that had the flexibility and ease of use of a computer game.

Wonderware Corporation

26561 Rancho Pkwy S
Lake Forest, CA 92630-8301
Phone: 1 (949) 727-3200

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Vp Legal: Stephen Halsey
Principal Engineer: Nitin Khadikar
Vice President: Norm Thorlakson
Employees (This Location): 300
Employees (All Locations): 430

Major Office Locations

Lake Forest, CA