Before the end of 2005, the two founders, Dr.-Ing. Volker Gravemeier and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang A. Wall, began discussions about launching the company now bearing the name "AdCo EngineeringGW GmbH". The goal of launching and heading a company devoted to bringing the newest scientific advances both from the Institute for Computational Mechanics and the scientific community generally in a better and faster way to practical applications was shared by both founders from the outset. Their interest was, in part, motivated by the observation that small and medium-sized enterprises in particular often cannot leverage the tremendous opportunities which the most recent scientific findings in the field of Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) may afford.

The name "AdCo EngineeringGW GmbH“ together with the two implied company mantras "Advanced Computational Engineering“ and "Advances via Computational Engineering“ emerged at the end of the process of finding an appropriate name at the beginning of 2011. On April 13, 2011, the time had come: AdCo EngineeringGW was enrolled in the German commercial register. Since the active start of the company on January 1, 2012, AdCo EngineeringGW GmbH is located at the Garching Technology- and Start-up Center “gate”.