Intercad acquires Solidtec Solutions
Intercad Pty, a supplier of 3D solid modelling products and services across Australia and New Zealand, has acquired fellow 3D CAD specialist Solidtec Solutions.
As part of the deal, Solidtec personnel will join Intercad to further increase the level of expertise at the company, which over the past three years has transitioned into a full-service mechanical computer-aided engineering solutions provider.
“We will merge the two businesses to support a larger range of services,” says Max Piper, Intercad’s CEO.
“Established nearly 25 years ago, Intercad is the longest-standing 3D solid modelling specialist in the region. This merger of operations will serve to enhance these offerings which can deliver competitive advantages to those customers.”
Solidtec sales personnel will join Intercad as a result of the acquisition. Former Solidtec CEO Shane Preston says the sale will ultimately benefit both organisations – their personnel and the customers.
“Now is the time for the manufacturing industry in Australia to embrace innovation and efficiency as a means to global competitiveness, especially given a stubbornly high Australian dollar as well as increased competition from many low-cost countries,” says Preston.
Piper says: “Manufacturing is facing significant headwinds, but it’s a resilient industry and companies are constantly looking to invest in services that increase productivity.
“Intercad is working on developing partnerships with organisations such as IC3D to further strengthen our ability to offer customers a more complete solution that meets their requirements, and maximises their investment in SolidWorks, including products for steel fabrication and simple language translation.
“Our commitment to helping our customers navigate through a challenging time has not wavered, and this deal opens the door for increased customer feedback and collaboration.”