SAE, Cadpo Announce Partnership with Lotus Engineering for Automotive Certification Delivery in Asia
TROY, Mich. (August 25, 2005) - The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) and Cadpo, an INCAT International company, announce Lotus Engineering as the newest Certified Automotive CAD Delivery Partner in Asia. SAE Automotive CAD Certification is the industry's only international program that provides the standard for developing and measuring automotive CAD skills globally.
"We are pleased to announce this partnership with Lotus Engineering," said Kevin Perry, manager of professional development at SAE International. "Lotus is known worldwide for its automotive engineering expertise. With its strong history in delivering cutting-edge design and engineering solutions both externally to worldwide automotive OEMs as well as internally to Lotus Cars, they are well-suited to deliver the SAE Automotive CAD Certification program."
Lotus will train and certify nearly 300 candidates during the next 18 months in Malaysia. Lotus plans to work internally to certify 800 engineers total.
"Lotus Engineering is proud to be recognized by SAE International and Cadpo as an official certification delivery partner," said Albert Lam, CEO of Lotus Engineering. "We believe their approach to industry-focused CAD certification fills an important gap in the automotive industry today and we are looking forward to increasing the automotive design skills of engineers throughout Malaysia."
SAE is a non-profit engineering and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of mobility technology to better serve humanity. Nearly 85,000 engineers and scientists who are SAE members develop technical information on all forms of self-propelled vehicles, including automobiles, aircraft, aerospace craft, trucks, buses, marine, rail and transit machinery. This information is disseminated through SAE meetings, books, electronic products and databases, technical papers, standards, reports, and professional development programs.
About Lotus Engineering
Lotus Engineering is an internationally recognised automotive engineering consultancy based in Norfolk, UK. Its global facilities include those in Michigan, USA and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and offices in Germany and China. It provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the world's car manufacturers and tier one automotive suppliers, from initial concept and project design through development to full production prototype build. For more information please visit www.grouplotus.com.
About Cadpo, an INCAT International company
CAD Potential Inc. (Cadpo) is an INCAT International company. INCAT (London Stock Exchange AIM: ICN), founded in 1989, is a global provider of professional services and solutions focused on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), principally to the automotive, aerospace and durable goods manufacturing industries. INCAT is headquartered in the UK (Bristol) and in North America (Detroit) with offices throughout the United States, France, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Japan, Singapore and the Netherlands. INCAT employs more than 700 people, and has more than 3,000 clients worldwide. Visit www.incat.com. Cadpo empowers people through engineering knowledge with e-learning, training, and services in CATIA, NX/Unigraphics, SolidWorks and Teamcenter Engineering. Cadpo's i.get.it® is the only multi-application e-learning system in the MCAD/PLM industry. Visit www.cadpo.com.