Founded by Gilles DESCARGUES et Eric DIEULOT in 1979, MUDATA began its activity by designing and producing innovative products using a brand new technology, microelectronics.
In 1981, in collaboration with the French Technical Center of Wood and Furniture (CTBA), MUDATA develops a real-time optimization system for log sawing on a carriage, called "OPTIGRUM", as well as positioning systems specialized in wood sawing, called "MUDATA DIVISION", which will enable sawmills to improve the quality of their sawing and greatly increase their material yield. In the same year, the IT institute awards both systems with the Microelectronics Applications Award.
In 1989, MUDATA receives the "Innovating to Export" prize from the "Ile de France".
In 1990, MUDATA creates a subsidiary in Spain, MUDATA SPAIN before its entrance in Europe.
In 1999, to extend its range of services to sawmills, MUDATA creates a subsidiary, in "Rhône-Alpes" region, MUDATA AUTOMATION, specialized in industrial PLC programming.
In 2007, Jocelyn (Joe) BUATOIS, who has been with the company for 14 years as an Export Sales Manager, acquires MUDATA SAS, takes over MUDATA AUTOMATION and invests in R&D to develop and launch a new generation of industrial standard setworks and scanners with customized software.
In 2009, MUDATA moves its headquarters to the French Alps, a dynamic region with a long industrial history where the wood industry is strongly represented.