Combined resources, values to strengthen customer service in the Midwest
Buffalo Grove, IL – November 3, 2008 – Computer Aided Technology, Inc.,
www.cati.com, (CATI) today announced it has
acquired the SolidWorks business of reseller QTE Manufacturing Solutions. QTE will concentrate its resources and expertise
to further enhance the support of their CAM and inspection software solutions, while CATI will take over the CAD, PDM, and
CAE side. The company’s St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri offices will remain open with several key QTE employees joining
the CATI team. The mutual agreement between CATI and QTE will offer the engineering and manufacturing companies in
the Midwest unmatched resources and capabilities.
QTE and CATI share a similar history and values. Both companies have built a dedicated customer following, QTE in Missouri,
Southern Illinois, and Eastern Kansas; CATI in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Kentucky. Both companies have built a culture
around making customers successful in improving their product development and design processes.
“CATI is looking forward to working with the SolidWorks and manufacturing community in Missouri and Kansas. QTE has a
great reputation for strong customer support and we plan to continue that tradition. In addition, the deep resources that we
have to offer for clients that need focused attention in areas such as PDM, Simulation, Technical Publications, and Design
Automation will now be available to this community. We are excited to begin this new venture,” said Rich Werneth,
President of CATI.
Bertrand Sicot, Executive Vice-President of Worldwide Sales, Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. said, “CATI was one of the
first resellers of SolidWorks software in the world and has invested significant resources over the years in delivering world
class support. In addition to SolidWorks core solutions, their internal team of product specialists provides a single-source,
truly scalable partner for our clients. QTE has also been a valued partner over the years and is well-respected in our industry.
Together, we feel that SolidWorks customers and the manufacturing community in the area will have a strong resource to
support their drive to design better products.”
Computer Aided Technology, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, provides the Midwest with seven full-service training
facilities, supporting Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Wisconsin. CATI creates competitive advantage for
manufacturing clients by leveraging an industry-experienced team and leading technology solutions. CATI is the Nation's
original resource for SolidWorks and the Midwest's leading support and services team. CATI has two wholly-owned
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QTE has provided CAD / CAM products and technical help to Midwest Manufacturers since 1985. QTE sets the standard in
the design & manufacturing technology industry by providing CAD and CAM software solutions. QTE Manufacturing
Solutions has the technical expertise to provide a solution for your company.
Bob Konczal, CTO, Marketing, 888.308.2284 ext. 6100
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