International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) expands EU referral partnerships, adds Netherlands-based cards PLM Solutions B.V., with focus on CAD data conversion
Cambridge, UK, 9 February 2017 – International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) is pleased to announce a referral partnership agreement with cards PLM Solutions B.V. (cardsPLM), a Netherlands-based, PLM solutions provider and CAD/PLM technologies consultancy focused on the European marketplace.
CAD data conversion is often a technical requirement of large PLM migration projects. The alignment of cardsPLM, experts in PLM migration, with ITI, experts in CAD data conversion, provides customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern Europe a full range of solutions.
cardsPLM sees the partnership with ITI as a customer benefit based on prior collaboration between the two companies. According to Erik Burghoorn, Managing Director at cardsPLM, “It is important for our customers that we work with partners who have a proven track record. ITI offers that experience, plus expertise in CAD data interoperability, which is complimentary to our offerings.” He continued, “ITI has already supported cardsPLM on several of our European customers’ projects. We look forward to continuing to work together and grow together.”
“Our relationship with cardsPLM grew naturally from supporting several of their PLM integration projects. cardsPLM covers smaller regions in Europe, areas where it can be difficult to gain visibility,” stated Peter Heath, PLM Business Development Manager at ITI. “The added exposure makes sense for ITI, and it benefits a solution provider like cardsPLM to be in a position to address a customer’s comprehensive needs on PLM migration projects.”
“ITI offers key expertise in our conversion solutions that support a broader PLM migration project. This helps give customers confidence in the integrity of their product data once the conversion is complete,” stated Cecil Lewis, ITI’s Manager of European Business Development. “Proficiency is ideally suited for conversion initiatives large and small.”
ITI’s Proficiency software is an automated conversion technology used to transfer and preserve valuable design intelligence from a legacy CAD system into a new CAD format. Large migration projects include companies implementing a new PLM system, a company acquisition, or a CAD system consolidation from multi-CAD to a single solution. A “just in time” option recently announced makes Proficiency available to customers with shorter-term projects.
Don Hemmelgarn, Senior Executive Vice President, C3 Interoperability Solutions, ITI, commented, “As we enhance Proficiency’s technology, we are able to support a wider variety of customers and PLM programs. ITI looks forward to new opportunities with cardsPLM in the Netherlands, Belgium and Northern Europe.”
About International TechneGroup (ITI)
International TechneGroup Inc. began in 1983 with a mission to help manufacturers drive innovation and time to market by applying computer-aided product development to engineering problems. Today, ITI is the global leader providing reliable interoperability, validation and migration solutions for product data and related systems. Our customers recognize the value in having a trusted solution partner that provides more than just software. ITI solves complex product data interoperability problems so that the world’s leading manufacturers can focus on making great products. www.iti-global.com
About cards PLM Solutions, B.V.
cards PLM Solutions was founded by its current CEO, Erik Burghoorn, in 1999 in the Netherlands and is a Platinum Siemens PLM Software partner and exclusive reseller of Cortona3D in the Benelux. With three offices (headquarters in Best, The Netherlands, a subsidiary in Genk, Belgium and a subsidiary in Germany) and 40 employees, cards PLM Solutions supplies, installs and assists with the implementation of product lifecycle management solutions (technical publications, product development, product engineering, product data management and engineer-to-order software).
The company also provides project management and consultancy services that focus on the implementation and support of computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) and PLM technologies as well as process-plant simulation and optimization. cards PLM Solutions supports more than 400 clients in the Benelux and its services are offered on a global scale in 21 countries.