Former Rand German Subsidiary Offers Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire
The multi-year agreement between PTC and INNEO enables INNEO to immediately sell and support PTC's Pro/ENGINEER(R) mechanical design software, including Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire(TM). In addition, PTC anticipates that as it enables its reseller channel to sell and support PTC's Windchill(R) Link solutions in the future, INNEO will also expand its offering to include these products. Combined, these PTC software solutions enable manufacturers to create digital products, collaborate on designs within the enterprise and throughout the extended supply chain, and control the digital product information throughout the product lifecycle.
"Large manufacturers all over the world are increasing the use of outsourced suppliers to design innovative products and components," said C. Richard Harrison, president and chief executive officer of PTC. "This trend is gaining traction among European manufacturing companies, and underscores the importance of our strategy to strengthen and diversify our reseller channel in Europe to meet the growing product development needs of smaller suppliers and foster productive customer relationships. We are pleased to include INNEO, with its strong product knowledge of Pro/ENGINEER, as part of this channel."
INNEO will become a PTC Enterprise Software Partner, as well as a PTC Certified Training Partner, which, respectively, enable INNEO to build software applications for its customers that are complementary to PTC's product offerings, and provide its customers with high-quality education programs for PTC products. Additionally, INNEO will immediately become part of the growing number of PTC resellers under the Mensch und Maschine reseller network. Mensch und Maschine is the leading European value-added distributor of mechanical design software products, and a strategic distribution partner for PTC.
"The continuation of our relationship with PTC is a major win for our customers, who have come to rely on our expertise in product development solutions and PTC's best in class products," said Helmut Haas, chief executive officer of INNEO. "We look forward to joining the Mensch und Maschine reseller network; its established administrative and marketing infrastructure will allow us to continue our focus on driving customer value and satisfaction."
PTC develops, markets, and supports software solutions that help manufacturers win with superior products. PTC is the world's largest software company with a total commitment to product development. The company services more than 35,000 customers worldwide. Further information on PTC is available at http://www.ptc.com/.
Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These include: the success of our reseller program, including our reseller strategy in Europe; our ability to efficiently utilize a diverse group of geographically dispersed resellers and effectively coordinate and manage joint activities with these third parties (including sales, marketing, implementation, training and support), thereby increasing reseller contribution and decreasing company costs; our successful development and integration of the technology necessary to offer an integrated Product Development System that adequately responds to evolving customer requirements; as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q.
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