FISHER/UNITECH Acquires Solid Insight
Top SolidWorks® Reseller Targets Increased Service and Support
throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky
Troy, MI (January 8, 2007 ) - FISHER/UNITECH, a leading engineering technologies firm serving the Midwest, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Solid Insight. The acquisition is expected to further extend FISHER/UNITECH's leadership as a SolidWorks® 3D mechanical design software reseller and PLM consulting organization. Since 2003, Solid Insight has developed an extensive customer set and an excellent track record of over 200 successful CAD/CAM implementations. FISHER/UNITECH will offer these customers a broader product portfolio including rules based design automation and product lifecycle management solutions.
This merger will result in positive strategic growth enabling the company to better serve its customers. An immediate customer benefit will be comprehensive technical service via SupportExpress, the company's intuitive 24/7 web-based support portal. SupportExpress enables customers to open support cases and check their status online at any time. SupportExpress also offers online bill paying and transaction history, a searchable knowledge base, viewable quotes, orders and return request capability, and e-commerce with secure shopping cart functionality.
Another important customer advantage is access to FISHER/UNITECH's 3DU online education system. FISHER/UNITECH is the only reseller in North America to offer staffed SolidWorks courses online via an interactive environment, delivering unparalleled convenience and flexibility.
Solid Insight's business operations in Dayton, Ohio, will continue without interruption and become a branch office of FISHER/UNITECH. Brad Weaver, formerly president of Solid Insight, has been named branch manager of the Dayton office. "I am pleased to be part of the FISHER/UNITECH team and play an integral part in the company's expansion and growth in 2007," said Brad. "I look forward to building upon our combined experience to provide unsurpassed sales, service and support to the SolidWorks community."
"Solid Insight's engineering expertise combined with our infrastructure and commitment to PLM solutions creates a dynamic new resource for prospects and customers in Ohio and Kentucky," said Charles Hess, president of FISHER/UNITECH.
About FISHER/UNITECH (www.funtech.com)
FISHER/UNITECH, established in 1993, provides Product Lifecycle Management solutions to discrete manufacturing companies. The company's focus is on process improvement for product development. Process improvement is obtained through the integration of advanced software solutions to replace legacy systems. The applications include CAID, CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, KBE, Reverse Engineering and Rapid Prototyping. Professional services are offered for design automation and data management which provides customers with a full service, one-stop source for complex PLM systems. The company offers advanced web-based delivery of education programs with its interactive, instructor-led 3DU. Please visit the company's website at (http://www.funtech.com) or call 800-816-8314