Aveva could be the largest software provider to shipping and shipbuilding you have never heard of.

The UK-based software company with annual revenue of $1.6bn has its systems on more than 3,000 ships, and a 60% market share with shipbuilders around the world.

Its parent group Schneider Electric is primarily an energy-management hardware provider with its equipment estimated to be on more than 20,000 ships. It boasts revenues of $25bn.

As ships become more digitally connected, data monitoring and analysis allows vessel and fleet performance to be improved.