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Applied Engineering Technology
6901 E. Fish Lake Rd., Suite 160
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Applied Engineering Technology Exits SolidWorks Business and Becomes Autodesk Reseller of Engineering and Manufacturing Software
Maple Grove, MN – June 13, 2007 – Applied Engineering Technology (AET), headquartered in Bismarck, ND, has entered into a new partnership with Autodesk to market and sell Autodesk’s engineering and manufacturing software solutions. Since 1986, Applied Engineering Technology has built its business on meeting customer challenges and implementing successful solutions, with a diversified business able to create or market engineering solutions that fit its customers’ specific needs. Today AET offers many services that span engineering design, prototyping, software training, software support and software customization.
Applied Engineering Technology’s greatest strength has always been its skilled and dedicated employees, with a staff that is highly trained and certified at the highest levels in all software solutions it represents. This level of discipline has proven to be a sound business model, as AET has been a successful and award-winning reseller of engineering software solutions for over 21 years.
“When exploring a partnership with Autodesk, it became apparent early on that they had a clear vision of the manufacturing industry today and also what was required to maintain their solid position in the marketplace. During our evaluation, we looked at the products and the company, talked with the leadership team and reviewed what their customers were saying about them. It became obvious in a short timeframe that their philosophy was similar to our own. At Applied, we strive to recommend the best solution, based upon each customer’s overall goals and strategies. The advantage AET brings as a Value-Added-Reseller (VAR) is that we represent multiple best-in-class software products and we are not limited to selling one company’s products. A VAR having this flexibility is a big benefit to the customer, because the customer gets a best-in-class solution that is appropriate for their industry and matches their corporate strategies. Some software companies today discourage or just don’t allow for this level of flexibility,” said David Johanning, Vice President of Applied Engineering Technology.
About Applied Engineering Technology
Applied Engineering Technology, Inc. is headquartered in Bismarck, ND, and was established in 1986 as a national provider of engineering and technology consulting services and a reseller of engineering and business productivity solutions. AET is over 160 employees strong with office locations in Bismarck and Fargo, ND; Maple Grove, MN; Sioux Falls, SD; Eau Claire, WI; and Addison, TX. For more information about Applied Engineering Technology, visit
http://www.ae-solutions.com or contact a representative at 763-420-6600.