Altair finds partner to distribute engineering software in Russia

Dr. Pietro Cervellera, Managing Director of Altair Engineering GmbH (left) and Ekaterina Vasilieva, Progresstech Vice President International Cooperation sign distribution agreement Dr. Pietro Cervellera, Managing Director of Altair Engineering GmbH (left) and Ekaterina Vasilieva, Progresstech Vice President International Cooperation sign distribution agreement (Photo by Progresstech)

On the first day of Farnborough 2016 air show the Russian engineering company Progresstech partnered with the US software specialist Altair to distribute its software technology and methods in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Russian company will become an official reseller of Altair’s HyperWorks Suite, a computer-aided engineering platform that is used in the aircraft design. The agreement also includes solidThinking software products and Altair’s methods for lead time reduction and weight optimization.

“We are very happy to include the Altair’s solutions in our portfolio and to work with their methods,” said Ekaterina Vasilieva, Vice President International Cooperation, Progresstech Group. She explained that the company would include the Altair software as the primary tool enhancing its engineering processes.

“[Progresstech] expertise and regional presence will help Altair, who has no direct local office in Russia, to establish the use of HyperWorks, solidThinking products and Altair’s simulation driven innovation method in the Russian and related region’s commercial and educational markets,” added Dr. Pietro Cervellera, Managing Director of Altair Engineering GmbH.

Progresstech is known as provider of engineering services to the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers. The Russian company worked on a number of programs, including the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Airbus A350, Gulfstream G280 and G650, Bombardier CSeries and Learjet 85 and, Mitsubishi Regional Jet, Sukhoi Superjet 100, Kamov Ka-226 and Ka-62.

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