Fisher Unitech announced today that they have merged with industry leader Computer Aided Technology (CATI). This merger expands their footprint in providing SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software and Stratasys 3D Printers into the Mid-Atlantic and New England areas. We’ve highlighted some frequently asked questions and explain what this acquisition means here.
Who is CATI?
Computer Aided Technology is a leading provider of product development solutions from SOLIDWORKS, Stratasys, Creaform, and Dassault Systèmes. This merger makes them the largest SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys solutions provider in North America. Since 1992, CATI has made it their mission to deliver and support the best product development solutions available.
From small design firms to Fortune 500 companies, CATI has supported thousands of market-leading companies in every niche of product development, design, and manufacturing and provides the tools, experience, knowledge, and dedication to bring your business vision to reality.
“We look forward to working with and supporting Fisher Unitech and their clients,” said Rich Werneth, President, Computer Aided Technology. “Like CATI, Fisher Unitech has built its business around ensuring their customers’ success. That’s what makes this merger a great fit.”
Bringing together two industry-leading providers
Clients will benefit from the combination of resources, including an expanded solution portfolio, additional technical resources, and live local support personnel assisting clients 12 hours per day. “The CATI Team is one of the best in the business. Their depth of technical resources and ability to support the entire SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys portfolio, as well as the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, makes them stand out in this industry.” This will be a smooth transition with many added benefits for both Fisher Unitech and CATI clients,” said Matt Wise, President, and CEO, Fisher Unitech.
Fisher Unitech customers will also have access to CATI’s subsidiary, InFlow Technology, to serve their PLM/PDM strategies. InFlow has deployed hundreds of successful PDM and PLM systems since 2001, including the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform from Dassault Systèmes. The InFlow team consists of industry experts fully dedicated to PLM and PDM solutions.
How will this merger impact me?
It’s business as usual at both CATI and Fisher Unitech. Over the next few months, we will be working to combine resources, processes, and infrastructure. During this time, we will be transitioning the Fisher Unitech brand into CATI with the result being one company, one brand, and one source for your product development needs – CATI. As we move through this process, we value our clients’ direct feedback into how we can create the best customer experience possible.
What additional value does this merger offer my company?
Moving forward, Fisher Unitech clients will gain access to CATI’s wealth of additional technical resources for SOLIDWORKS and Stratasys as well as expanded training class availability, our CATalyst Training Subscription program, and additional scheduled live and virtual training classes, and events. In addition, we will introduce current Fisher Unitech clients to additional products and value-added services from CATI and InFlow Technology.
What areas do CATI and Fisher Unitech Serve?
Combined, CATI and Fisher Unitech will support clients in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan. Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia.
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Angelle Erickson writes about how companies are using innovative technologies, such as 3D printers and SOLIDWORKS software to increase productivity, improve product development processes, and maximize business potential.