HUNTSVILLE, Ala., September 19, 2007 – Intergraph Corp. has established the Intergraph Marine Services Center in Seoul, Korea, to provide consulting, support and technical resources for its growing marine customer base in the Asia-Pacific region. The company has also launched marine business units in Japan, China, Southeast Asia and Australia as part of this market emphasis.
The expansion underscores Intergraph’s commitment to serve its increasing customer base of leading Asia-Pacific shipbuilding and offshore companies, including COSCO Shipyard Group, Keppel FELS, Marine Design and Research Institute of China, Samsung Heavy Industries and others.
Yeong Soo Bae, executive vice president of Samsung Heavy Industries said, “The new Marine Services Center is a sign of Intergraph’s dedication to the marine industry and its willingness to respond to customer needs.”
“Intergraph is building on its success in the Asia-Pacific marine market with this significant business investment,” said Gerhard Sallinger, president of Intergraph Process, Power & Marine. “With two-thirds of the world’s commercial ships and offshore devices being built in this region we will continue to grow our resources, helping the industry to increase its productivity and profitability by adopting Intergraph’s superior solutions.”
The announcement was made at the Process & Power Client Community (P2C2) Korea 2007 Conference in Seoul. The conference brings together industry leaders and decision-makers from across Korea to consider contemporary industry issues, plus global and national opportunities. Similar conferences are also held in Japan, China, Thailand and Australia.
Opening in the fourth quarter of 2007, the Intergraph Marine Services Center will assist Intergraph principal customers, as well as facilitate the delivery and execution of new Intergraph technology to marine prospects in the region. This will include Intergraph experts in marine engineering and naval architecture to provide application assistance and technical consulting, which will enable front-line support for customers to help ensure their success.
S.E. Kim, president of Intergraph Korea, will assume the additional duties of vice president of marine sales in Asia-Pacific and as head of the Marine Services Center.
Kim added, “We have compiled a very experienced team with extensive backgrounds in the marine industry and technology. It is a strong signal from our corporate leadership about Intergraph’s commitment to this market by dedicating these very valuable members of our team to this task.”
Intergraph Corporation is the leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the company’s spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph’s customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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