Efficient Software is a privately owned UK software company founded in March 2014 by Glenn Whitwell and Robert Hellier. Glenn and Robert successfully ran their former business from 2004 – 2014, which was founded to commercialize their PhD research into automatic nesting in partnership with the University of Nottingham.

In 2014, Glenn and Robert performed a management buy-out of that company and formed Efficient Software to better reflect their goals to develop the most efficient automatic nesting algorithms and end-user software solutions for all industries where more effective use of material is beneficial.

Efficient Software works with commercial partners worldwide and has over 40000 end-users of its software products in over 60 countries.

Efficient Software continues to expand its team of talented software developers, support technicians and sales representatives.

Robert Hellier
Robert HellierFounder
Robert over 20 years of experience working in industrial software development and design with specific focus on automatic nesting and CAD/CAM. In 2012, he was awarded his PhD from the University of Nottingham for his research into novel nesting techniques and their industrial application, a study which was undertaken part-time while working as the senior software developer for a plasma cutting machine manufacturer.
Glenn Whitwell
Glenn WhitwellFounder
Glenn is a software developer at heart with over 20 years of experience at the cutting edge of operational research with specific focus on developing applications for industries where automatic nesting is beneficial. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2005 for his work developing efficient automatic nesting methods. He is proficient in conveying both technical and commercial ideas to other technicians and end-users alike.

Over 40,000 people trust Efficient Software for their automatic nesting needs