September 25, 2007
InfinityQS Acquires Chinese-Based Engineering Firm
Chantilly, VA - September 26, 2007 - InfinityQS® International, the leading provider of statistical process control (SPC) software, announced today that it has acquired DeSimone Engineering China, a consulting firm that specializes in quality and productivity improvement technologies for manufacturers. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The acquisition will grow InfinityQS' resources in China, allowing the software provider to better serve its multinational clients with manufacturing operations in that region. With an increasing number of companies expanding their manufacturing operations to China, InfinityQS recognized the opportunity to strengthen its global presence and provide its customers with another satellite office for on-site support. This strategic move comes at a time with an increased focus on the safety and quality of products manufactured in China.
"The number of multinational companies dependent on manufacturing operations in China will continue to increase in the foreseeable future," said Michael A. Lyle, president and CEO of InfinityQS International. "The daunting number of product recalls in the past year alone shows just how challenging it can be to ensure product safety and quality in this environment."
InfinityQS will help Chinese manufacturers deploy real-time quality solutions that support collaboration across the entire enterprise and global supply chain—resulting in improved product quality and safety. "One of our main objectives is to minimize the likelihood of a recall so that companies can avoid profit loss and adverse publicity," continued Lyle.
Prior to the acquisition, DeSimone Engineering China was an authorized sales channel for InfinityQS software, and the consulting firm's success demonstrated the demand for real-time quality control solutions in China. DeSimone Engineering in California will continue to operate independently as an InfinityQS Certified Solution Provider.
"We've been working closely with InfinityQS for nearly two years as an authorized channel in China, and we are confident that their solution will benefit our customers," said Joe DeSimone, president of DeSimone Engineering. "Manufacturing operations in China are exploding and we've seen first-hand how InfinityQS products have improved manufacturing processes in real-time, resulting in significant cost savings and yielding an immediate return on investment."
About DeSimone Engineering
DeSimone Engineering Co., Ltd. is a consulting firm specializing in Quality and Productivity improvements. During the past 15 years, the firm has served many famous enterprises, and has accumulated abundant successful cases concerning quality management and productivity improvement, ranging from Aerospace to Food, Drug and Automobile. DeSimone Engineering entered China in 2004, specialized in bringing to China the world-class advanced quality management theories, methods and practical experiences, providing various enterprises with comprehensive solutions to quality management and productivity improvement, and helps more enterprises improve the quality management environment and productivity.