Charbel Nasr, President of Famic Technologies, says this expansion is the result of continued worldwide success. 'We have an important customer base in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Until now, we have been providing support remotely from Montreal. Opening an office in Germany demonstrates our commitment to our customers and partners and allows us to offer better service at a local level, during local work hours. Munich is the ideal location for us because of its strategic proximity to our client base. We've been eager to establish a fixed presence in an area in Europe where there is a strong concentration of OEMs in mobile hydraulic machinery.' This new office is the first expansion for Famic Technologies, which has been developing innovative design, maintenance and training software solutions for hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical and automation for more than 25 years. With a sales and support team in Munich, Famic will also be better positioned to serve its distribution partners. Charbel Nasr adds, 'It's the first part of Famic Technologies' plan to expand and improve service to the international market.' The company maintains all R&D activities at its head office in Montreal. About Famic Technologies Inc. Founded in 1986, Famic Technologies Inc. offers a full range of quality products and services in the fields of software engineering and industrial automation. Famic develops, integrates and markets CAD and simulation software solutions for electrical, hydraulics, pneumatics, automation and controls applications which support design, operation, management and training. About Automation Studio TM Automation Studio TM is a leading software solution developed by Famic Technologies that helps reduce machine time-to-market and optimizes the entire workflow of a project or product lifecycle. It seamlessly integrates system design engineering, simulation, prototyping, testing, troubleshooting, diagnostics, maintenance, service, training and documentation. Automation Studio TM is available in two editions: Professional (P) and Educational €. It is offered in 11 languages and sold in more than 100 countries.