SolidWorks backs Digital India

11-Apr-2016 #Digital India Source: India Inc

SolidWorks, an American 3D design software company, has expressed an interest to work with the Modi government under its flagship initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India and Smart Cities mission.

The company based out of Massachusetts plans to expand its footprint in India to provide services in areas like internet of things (IoT) and augmented reality for engineering design, and 3D printing in a quest to disrupt business models.

At present it is in business with at least 12 major industries in India, from consumer electronics and internet to industrial machinery and machine tools, namely Cafe Coffee Day, Philips Electronics, Elgi Equipment, SML Isuzu, Bharat Fritz Werner and Tata MarcoPolo.

Set up in 1993 by Jon Hirchtick, an MIT graduate, SolidWorks was later on acquired by Dassault Systems. It has strong presence in core infrastructure services offered under the Smart Cities project such as adequate and clean water supply, sanitation and solid waste management, and urban mobility. It has also tied up with IITs in Mumbai, Delhi and Kharagpur, and Vellore Institute of Technology, for its R&D initiatives.

P.M. Ravikumar, director of sales, professional channel, SolidWorks, said: “Our solutions are seeing significant traction in all industry verticals. With the government’s initiatives in defence, pharmaceutical and electronic industries, we expect our growth to come from these domains in the coming years. However, our strong and undisputed presence in industrial machinery will continue.”

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