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Simufact Engineering joins Indian and Chinese forging associations

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Simufact Engineering, a leading provider of software and services in the area of bulk metal forming, has joined the Association of Indian Forging Industry (AIFI) and the Confederation of Chinese Metalforming Industry (CCMI). The cooperation with both associations were established early this year and will support Simufact's international activities in Asia, especially India and China.

With these memberships, the Hamburg-based company will have a direct access to crucial information and trends in both Asian countries, which are considered two of the most important industrialised countries for the forming industry of the region and will have a more direct access to future customers. In return, Simufact Engineering offers access to the forming simulation environment, Simufact.forming, to the association's members. With Simufact.forming, Asian forming companies will be able to access the latest simulation technologies and can use it to optimise their development and manufacturing processes.

The AIFI consists at present of about 140 members that command a large market share of more than 70 per cent of the total production of the Indian forging industry. Similar to the Indian association, the CCMI consists of forging and sheet metal forming enterprises, research institutes, material suppliers and other enterprises or organisations related to the forging and sheet metal forming field.

'The participation in these two associations in India and China is of fundamental importance for us, since it allows Simufact to be in a much closer contact to customers and prospects in those two important Asian forming markets,' said Michael Wohlmuth, managing director, Simufact. 'The members of both associations will profit from a direct access to Simufact.forming and are now able to design their processes more efficiently. Additionally the ideas, directions, and methods initialised by our membership in those associations will find their way into the further software development of Simufact.forming. I’m sure that every involved party will benefit from this cooperation.'