Delcam holds first Asian Technical Summit in Indonesia
Delcam held its Asian Technical Summit in Indonesia for the first time last month, presenting its latest technical and financial news to customers, academicians and the technical media from the region. This year’s meeting, which was again sponsored by HP, was the twelfth in the annual series. Over 120 delegates attended, many from Indonesia but with representatives also at the event from 12 other countries.
The Summit featured presentations on the latest versions of Delcam’s range of CAM systems that had been demonstrated at the IMTS exhibition in Chicago during the preceding week. Updates were also included on the other software in the Delcam portfolio, including the company’s design and inspection programs, plus the dedicated software for the footwear, orthotics and dental industries.
Guest speakers alongside the Delcam presentations included Debbie Clark, UKTI Director of Trade & Investment for Indonesia, Seiji Niwa, Manager, HP Workstations – Asia Pacific and Japan, Andrew Collins, from autosport engine manufacturer Noonan Race Engineering, and Jordan Thomson, from Oscar-winning special effects company Weta Workshop.
The decision to hold the Summit in Indonesia followed record sales by the Delcam Indonesia subsidiary in the country last year, with a 40% increase in business over the 2010 figures. With this year’s sales on track for another record, plans are under way for an increase in staff numbers and, possibly, the opening of a third office to provide even better support to the growing number of customers.
Delcam Indonesia now has more than 200 customers, with over 500 seats of software. These customers include the local subsidiaries of international companies, such as Indonesia Stanley, Mattel Indonesia and Pou Chen Indonesia, major Indonesian manufacturers like Astra Otoparts, which hosted a visit by the international delegates, and many smaller toolmakers and subcontractors. The company also works closely with the educational sector, including Atma Jaya Yogyakarta University which gave a presentation on its engineering courses based on Delcam software.
04 October 2012