Kinzer Partners with Estimating Software Developer, MTI Systems


Partnership forms new sales and distribution channel for Asian machining and fabricating manufacturers

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – November 24, 2014 –MTI Systems, a leading provider of innovative cost estimating software solutions for manufacturing, today announced a new partnership with Tianjin Kinzer Consulting Co., Ltd., which directly opens a Costimator® sales and distribution channel for Chinese and Japanese manufacturers.

"We tried several cost estimating software packages from Japan and Europe, but Costimator® is the right one to meet our company and customers' specifications." 

– Ken Yu, President of Tianjin Kinzer Consulting Co., Ltd

"One of the most outstanding issues, for our customers, was the lack of computer-aided software to support quick, reliable, easy-to-use and easy-to-verify estimating," said Mr. Ken Yu, President of Tianjin Kinzer Consulting Co., Ltd. "We tried several cost estimating software packages from Japan and Europe, but Costimator® is the right one to meet our company and customers' specifications."

Developed since 1982, the Costimator® estimating software, is packed with manufacturing data, includes thousands of manufacturing standards, cost models, speeds, feeds and hundreds of pre-tested formulas. This enables cost estimators a fast and easy way to implement the software and estimate a process, a part or even a complicated product even when the estimator does not have deep manufacturing knowledge. "This benefits our customers as they suffer the lack of experienced cost estimating engineers," says Yu. 

"We are enthusiastic to partner with Tianjin Kinzer as a distributor of Costimator in Asia," said Mr. David LaJoie, VP of Sales for MTI Systems. "With over 18 years of cost-related manufacturing experience it seems appropriate for MTI Systems to engage Kinzer, Asian consulting firm, in a partnership." 

"China, with its wide variations of labor rates being different from city-to-city and from province-to-province it can be rather challenging for estimators when trying to precisely simulate cost differences for different plant locations, different supplier chain solutions and different equipment lines," concludes Yu. "Costimator offers users a plant database that helps them identify cost-saving opportunities for these varying regions and requirements."

About Tianjin Kinzer Consulting Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Kinzer Consulting Co., Ltd. (Kinzer) provides general cost management solutions for manufacturing industries. As a new MTI Systems' sales representative, Kinzer sells the Costimator cost estimating software, as well as training services and technical support. Using Costimator as the tool basis, Kinzer provides consulting services for cost planning programs (target costing, design-to-cost, and design-to-manufacturing) and cost down programs. For more details on Kinzer, contact Ph. 0086-22-58373030, email: info(at)kinzer(dot)cn.

About MTI Systems, Inc.

MTI Systems provides cost estimating software and estimating services to manufacturers worldwide, serving both suppliers and OEMs. Since 1982, Costimator with implementations at over 1,500 companies has more than 12,000-trained users. For more details, a free trial, or to register for a free demonstration, contact MTI Systems, West Springfield, Massachusetts, 413-733-1972 or visit

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"While the database already had all of our work centers, it's very easy to make changes. This feature helps us easily make adjustments to simulate exactly how we manufacture parts and processes in our shop."

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