Estimating Program Helps United Gear Double Their Business


Cost estimating software helps rocket profits for Wisconsin Manufacturer

(West Springfield – January 31, 2012) - MTI Systems, Inc announces that since implementing the company's Costimator, cost estimating software for manufacturing, United Gear & Assembly, Inc. (Hudson, WI) has seen their business double.

"Since implementing Costimator, we've seen strength across our business in spite of the current economic environment and have been especially pleased with our year-to-date growth," said Aaron Harrison, Manager of Product Estimating at United Gear. "That's the main reason we've stuck with the software so long – it has allowed us to carve a substantial portion of the waste out of our previously existing cost estimating processes and has made us a far more nimble, agile company. At United Gear, we've seen business double since we began using Costimator."

United Gear & Assembly, Inc. serves a variety of industries including transportation, mining, pulp and paper, forestry and logging, marine, wind energy and general manufacturing. Their 150,000 square foot facility boasts engineering services, a full machine shop, extensive gear and shaft manufacturing as well as heat treat and quality inspection areas.

"Since implementing Costimator, we've seen strength across our business in spite of the current economic environment..."

Read United Gears' Case study – "Cost Modeling Feature Grants Company Unprecedented Flexibility – Doubling Business" for more information on how this cost estimating software helped to boost their ability to quote faster and more consistently accurate.

Costimator, cost estimating, quoting, and process planning software, has served for the past three decades, as a platform helping to make cost estimating more effective for part suppliers. Whether estimating machining, fabricating, or assembled parts, it helps manufacturers, like job shops, contract manufacturers, precision machining shops and others quickly and accurately, estimate cycle times and determines the manufacturing cost for parts and assemblies. Today, the software is also being used by many of the world's largest OEMs in a wide variety of industries including defense, aerospace, medical, heavy equipment, automotive and consumer product.

Additionally, Costimator provides real-world information that users can reference. That makes cost modeling faster and ensures that quotes and estimates are more consistent and accurate. The program allows companies to use, modify and update their own data, resulting in a faster, more streamlined process.

About MTI Systems Inc.

MTI Systems provides cost estimating software and services for the manufacturing industry, serving both suppliers and OEM's. Costimator has been implemented worldwide since 1982. For more details: MTI Systems, 1111 Elm Street, Suite 6, West Springfield, MA 01089, Ph. 413-733-1972, [email protected]

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"We get a consistent flow of requests-for-quotes into our department. With Costimator, we can tweak a lot of our existing cost-models and builds to meet our needs. The models that come with the system are very easy to modify, and creating new ones is a very straight-forward process."

- Scott Padgett, Process Engineer, Landoll Corp.

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