Intergraph adds Atlas piping design software
Intergraph Corporation, a global provider of spatial information management software, has acquired Alias Ltd., a provider of piping design automation software, based outside of Manchester, England.
“The acquisition of Alias is consistent with our Strategic Plan to allocate capital and focus resources on our core industries where we believe Intergraph has differentiated capabilities," said R. Halsey Wise, Intergraph President and CEO. "Alias provides our Process, Power & Marine division a complementary critical piping technology and enhanced expertise in deliverables automation that will allow Intergraph to continue delivering the productivity improvements that our customers desire and deserve.”
"The Alias acquisition is the positive culmination of a long-standing partnership between our two companies, and we believe there are many natural synergies in combining the two organizations," said Gerhard Sallinger, President of Intergraph's Process, Power & Marine Division. "We remain committed to the advancement of the Alias product portfolio and will continue to provide Alias's high-level of support to both their customers and OEM partners.”
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey