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Maplesoft and Sigmetrix Announce Direct Operations in China
source: CIMdata
Maplesoft and Sigmetrix announced that they have started direct operations in China. The two Cybernet Group companies now have an office in Shanghai that is staffed by local experts to provide high-quality products and solutions to their customers within all of China. Henry Jiang, Country Manager, will oversee operations in China for both Maplesoft and Sigmetrix.
“Maplesoft and Sigmetrix have long-standing partnerships in China and we are excited to enhance our presence in this market,” Jiang said. “We look forward to working directly with customers, utilizing our local experience to enhance relationships, and working effectively to meet the needs of our academic and professional customers.”

This development will help increase presence in the region for both companies, whose products were formerly sold in China through distributors. The Maplesoft product suite includes MapleTM, the technical computing and documentation environment, and MapleSim™, the high-performance, multi-domain modeling and simulation tool for physical systems. Sigmetrix offers CETOL 6σ, a fully-integrated 3D tolerance analysis solution, EZtol, a 1D analysis tool, and GD&T Advisor, an interactive tool that provides expert guidance on the correct application of GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) / GPS (Geometrical Product Specifications).

“We are excited to take this important step in offering Maplesoft’s solutions directly to our customers in China,” said Dr. Laurent Bernardin, President and CEO, Maplesoft. “China is a vast market and we see great potential for growth. We look forward to building on our current relationships, and fostering new partnerships that will enhance STEM education and engineering innovation in the region.”

“This announcement further enforces our commitment to offer the best mechanical variation solutions to systems, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers, not only in China, but worldwide,” said James Stoddard, President, Sigmetrix. “Combining resources with Maplesoft allows Sigmetrix to enhance our local support of customers in China, helping more engineering teams achieve robust designs through tolerance analysis and the correct application of GD&T / GPS. This allows products to get to market faster while shortening development time and improving quality.”

The office in China is an addition to Maplesoft’s growing footprint which covers offices in North America, the UK, Germany and France. In addition, Maplesoft currently operates in over 90 countries worldwide through a large reseller distributor network. The new China office will augment the existing reseller network Sigmetrix has been utilizing throughout Europe and Asia. Both companies work with leading corporations and academic institutions in Asia, delivering technology tools and solutions covering various industries.