New CAM Specialist Emerges from Vero-Planit Merger

Groups strength is manufacturing focus, development capability

CAD/CAM/CAE developer Vero Software, is merging with Planit Holdings, creating a new source of specialized CAM software and one of the world’s largest CAD/CAM suppliers. Vero’s programs for design and production of injection mold tooling, stamping dies, multi-axis milling, laser cutting and wire EDM processes includes brands like VISI, PEPS, Machining Strategist, and SMIRT.

The Planit group concentrates on CAD/CAM software programs for production engineering, sheet metal processing, metal fabrication, and woodworking operations, and includes the Edgecam, Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, CabnetWare, Javelin, and Radan software brands.

The new partners said their merger would lead to stronger brands because it improves their development capabilities. Vero Software CEO Richard Smith said the combined group’s products “address the worldwide need for CAD/CAM/CAE technology in a large variety of focused manufacturing processes, enabling us to accelerate our growth.

“With greater critical mass we will be able to continue to provide excellent service and support to both existing and new customers,” he said. “We fully recognize the importance of product branding and customer loyalty, and therefore, it is important to emphasize that we will continue to invest in all of the products. We will move forward together with the expertise, knowledge and resources necessary to deliver even higher levels of productivity to our customers."

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