Datakit Acquires CADIQ, CADfix, and DEXcenter

Santa Barbara, California, USA, Lyon and Paris, France – November 16 2007 – Datakit, a leader in the CAD data exchange market, has acquired the engineering data interoperability business of Ingetech and will now be distributing the CADIQ, CADfix, and DEXcenter products from ITI TranscenData.

•        CADIQ - the 3D CAD model comparison and product data quality product
•        CADfix - the multi-CAD exchange, repair and defeaturing solution for downstream CAx
•        DEXcenter - the data exchange automation and supplier CAD data collaboration portal

The services and solutions offered by Datakit are designed for major manufacturers, their first-tier suppliers and indeed all players in the supply chain who have a stake in engineering data quality and integrity. Users are particularly concerned with the ability to effectively receive part files and complete assemblies, supply them to their partners, check the quality of incoming models, reliably and automatically demonstrate compliance with design specifications, and implementing long-term solutions for data archiving.

Two consultants from Ingetech, specialised in CAD data processing, have joined Datakit to help provide the data exchange services expected by customers, and practical end user support for the product solutions. Both specialists are based in the Paris region, have considerable data exchange experience and knowledge of a wide range of CAD/CAM/CAE software applications.

Samad Elboustini, head of the R&D department at Datakit, comments “In this field, you not only have to understand the specific process that is required, but also know how to attain the level of data quality that is expected by the customer. Both consultants, now working for Datakit, are well versed in the workings of a wide range of CAD packages. This background and their expertise in transferring, repairing and simplifying data, is a major asset for us in delivering customer satisfaction”. Their loyalty speaks volumes for the trust their team enjoys and the value of their approach.

For Francis Cadin, CEO of Datakit, this acquisition has the advantage of perfectly complimenting the range of interface solutions, stand-alone converters, plug-ins and components provided by Datakit. It enhances Datakit’s position in the industrial market with a comprehensive response to company needs for interoperability: interfaces, services and software for data migration and repair. Datakit consequently reinforces its capability in a niche in which it is already a player.

Andy Chinn, Business Development Manager at ITI TranscenData Europe, explains: “We explored several avenues for expanding the delivery of data interoperability solutions and consultancy services in France. Datakit possesses a strong and knowledgeable sales and support force, with an extensive customer base and the reputation for delivering quality results, and as such we are delighted to establish a distribution agreement with them for our products. Crucially they have access to a network of local engineers, who have both the ability and familiarity that is required to successfully do business in the local market. We are looking forward to working with Datakit over the coming months and continuing to deliver our technology and solutions to an exciting market.”

For Alain Morand, CEO of Ingetech, the sale of the Ingetech data exchange business means that he can now refocus on the design engineering business sector. As Morand explains: “Our business dovetailed perfectly with Datakit, hence our decision to work more closely with Francis Cadin. We have been working along parallel paths and have robust experience in this field. This made the approach work easier and guarantees perfect continuity in the services delivered to our customers.”

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More about Datakit:
Founded in 1994, Datakit develops and proposes solutions to ease the communication between the different software packages. Datakit enables the reading of the whole set of data : 2D, 3D, wireframe, solid, surface, attributes, features, history of construction, data of dimensioning, annotations and tolerancing (FD&T), PMI and specific ones dedicated to certain fields. Datakit strategy is to offer deep range of data exchange solutions and services. That’s the reason why it decided to develop a high range of data transfer business and to promote products enable to properly analyze, heal and compare the models.

More about ITI TranscenData:
ITI TranscenData is the product data interoperability business within International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI). ITI TranscenData provides interoperability solutions that enable companies to effectively exchange, reuse, and share engineering product data among diverse software applications used throughout a manufacturing enterprise and its supply chain. ITI TranscenData solutions are aimed directly at reducing and eliminating non-value-added time and costs associated with reusing product data. ITI TranscenData solutions are distributed worldwide through a combination of direct sales, resellers, and strategic vendor/OEM partners.

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