Cambridge, UK, 9 February 2016 – International TechneGroup Limited (ITI) is pleased to announce a formal alliance between ITI and DIGITREAD, a Sandvika, Norway-based solution provider of PLM technologies and a value-added reseller of ITI CAD solutions for PLM migration projects.

There is pressure in the marketplace for the global and localized standardization of PLM and CAD solutions within many companies. CAD data conversion to support the re-use of data in a new design system is often a critical component of a PLM migration project. PLM solution providers need to provide their clients with tools to address the complex problem of CAD data conversion. 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.

According to Cecil Lewis, Manager of European Business Development at ITI, the relationship between ITI and DIGITREAD is the result of DIGITREAD’s customers seeking solutions for their CAD data conversion requirements. “Our relationship with DIGITREAD grew from partnering on migration/conversion opportunities in the Nordic region over the past several years. A PLM solution provider is typically engaged in a migration project earlier in the project planning stages. Our partnership enables ITI to become a part of the process early in the opportunity to support the CAD data conversion requirements of the project, which is a great benefit to DIGITREAD’s valued clients.”

Don Hemmelgarn, Senior Executive Vice President, C3 Interoperability Solutions, ITI, stated, “Proficiency is both economical and effective. ITI continues to advance Proficiency’s feature based conversion functionality and to expand the number of CAD formats it supports. 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 in the Nordic region.”​

“DIGITREAD has expertise in PLM migration and a large customer base. ITI’s expertise in dealing with the complexities of CAD data conversion enables us to expand our solution offerings and help customers optimize their technology investments. A formal referral partner program creates increased growth potential for both companies,” added Magnus Normann, Managing Director, DIGITREAD.


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.


DIGITREAD (former Summit Systems) is a technology and solution provider, working with the Norwegian industry promoting and implementing 3D- and PLM technology and helping companies improve their process and competitiveness. Our company name is inspired by the phrase Digital Thread, but even more, it is inspired by the ways we can help companies Tread through all the challenges facing them and help them create opportunities. We have become more and more aware of the importance of understanding the implication of the Digital Thread and how companies can prosper by understanding the value of it and implementing solutions accordingly.