Vela Software Acquires CEI

Vela Software acquires CEI, specialized provider of pressure vessel design and welding software solutions

Blue Springs, MO, USA – February 17, 2017 –  Pressure vessel design and welding technology company Computer Engineering (CEI) is pleased to announce its acquisition by Vela Software, an operating group of Canadian public company Constellation Software Inc..

For over thirty years, CEI has helped shape the industry by providing code-compliance software that undergoes routine updating to adhere to changes in safety and design codes. DesignCalcs, CEI’s pressure vessel design software, enables engineers to rapidly prototype and design pressure vessels using extensive sets of calculations and applicable industry body codes. While CEI’s welding software, ProWrite, is the industry leading software for welding procedure documentation and welder management.

About CEI

Computer Engineering (CEI) develops pressure vessel design and welding software that helps engineers worldwide design, manage, and maintain their ASME or AWS related pressure vessel and welding projects. CEI’s mission is to provide creative tools that empower our clients to excel in the welding and pressure vessel industry. Their expert knowledge bridges the gap between what budgets require and what safety demands – from pressure vessel design to welder continuity tracking to form submission.

About Vela

Vela Software acquires, manages, and builds mission-critical vertical market software businesses that are located throughout the world. It works with its companies to improve operations, grow through organic initiatives, and acquire businesses that can strengthen market positioning. Vela is an operating group of Constellation Software Inc. (TSX: CSU), a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange with 6 operating groups that provide software for over 80 vertical markets. Constellation Software Inc. has consolidated revenues exceeding US$2 billion with greater than 11,000 employees located in over 250 offices worldwide.