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Auto-trol announce induction into the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
19 March 1999

Auto-trol Technology announced that it has been inducted into the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS). Auto-trol is one of the first EDM/PDM software developers and integrators to become a member of NCMS, a collaborative research consortium of North American corporations. NCMS, headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a cross-industry organization and is backed by 200 member companies from automotive, aerospace, avionics, communications, and other industries. Auto-trol supports NCMS in its mission, which is "to lead the rapid development of cross-industry collaborative R&D teams to enhance the global competitiveness of its manufacturing industry partners, as well as ensure a strong economy and national defense."

"We are honored to be a member of this prestigious organization, whose name has become synonymous with its many breakthroughs in manufacturing technology, increased productivity, and leading edge management practices," states Pat Yurek, KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) Product Marketing Manager. "We believe the KONFIG® NM EDM and PDM products will provide notable value to the total provided solutions."

John Decaire, President of NCMS adds, "We are pleased to have Auto-trol as a member of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences. Auto-trolís impressive pattern of success in the development and integration of documentation, information, and process management systems will be of tremendous benefit to our members, our collaborative projects, and the manufacturing industry as a whole."

Company background

Auto-trol Technology Corporation is a major global developer and integrator of documentation, information, process, and network asset management systems for discrete manufacturing and other contemporary businesses worldwide. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Auto-trol employs professionals in offices throughout the world and has installed thousands of systems for customers in both the US and international markets. Auto-trol is a full service provider, supplying software, integration and consulting services, training, and software support.

Established in 1986, NCMS is funded by its members and competitive government grants and has a portfolio of more than 50 ongoing collaborative projects, totaling about $80 million annually. NCMS develops programs with large companies, such as AT&T, Kodak, the Big 3 auto makers, and Lockheed Martin, complemented by more than 120 small and medium businesses that are the innovators and suppliers to North American manufacturing. NCMS won the prestigious R&D 100 Award in 1996, 1997, and 1998.

Centra Technology Ltd. is the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Auto-Trol Technology Corporation of Denver, Colorado, a 40 year old computer-aided engineering and technical publishing software developer and systems integrator. From its headquarters in Wolverhampton, Centra Technology Ltd. sells and supports Auto-Trol's KONFIG® CM (formally CENTRA 2000®) and Tech Illustrator software suites as well as the GEOSTATION® petroleum exploration and production geographic information system (GIS).


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