Barry Wehmiller Companies, Inc. acquires Customer Driven Technology, Inc.


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Barry Wehmiller Companies, Inc. acquires Customer Driven Technology, Inc.

  1. 1. 8020 Forsyth Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 USA Tel: +1 (314) 862-8000For additional information, please contact: Fax:+1 (314) 862-8858Jim WebbVP and Senior Partner, BWIR (314) 862-8000T.J. DialPresident, Customer Driven Technology, (913) 317-8040Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. Acquires CustomerDriven Technology, Inc.ST. LOUIS— March 19, 2012 — Robert H. Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. has announcedplans to expand the firm’s Engineering and IT consulting platform by acquiring Customer Driven Technology, Inc. (CDT), a re-seller of advanced IT and enterprise solution products for the engineering and manufacturing domains.CDT, headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, provides products and services to meet the rapidly changing landscape ofproduct development, product lifecycle management (PLM), and global project collaboration. Since 2008, CDT hasrepresented the full-line of PTC® software products for engineers, including Creo, MathCad, Arbortext and Windchill PLM.Additionally, the company offers training at centers in Overland Park, St. Louis and Dallas.“CDT is a natural fit into our platform of engineering and IT consulting companies as their highly-regarded product expertisecomplements our proven engineering services and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation capabilities,” saidChapman. “By leveraging the combined resources and Barry-Wehmiller’s capacity to offer their products nationwide, wecreate a compelling value proposition for our clients as well as the engineering technology and services market.”“We are very excited to become part of the Barry-Wehmiller organization,” said TJ Dial, founder and President of CDT. “Withour new national footprint and resources, we can offer clients throughout the entire United States comprehensive solutions toincrease productivity, reduce costs, and realize improved time-to-market. CDT’s and Barry-Wehmiller’s culture, values, anddedication to providing uncompromising service to clients are in complete alignment. I Iook forward to the opportunity theacquisition presents in bringing world-class engineering products and services to our existing clients and a growing range ofnew clients.”One of Barry-Wehmiller’s consulting firms, Barry-Wehmiller International Resources (BWIR), has been a pioneer in theengineering services domain for more than a decade, offering a breadth of services ranging from complex machine design, ®new product development, and PLM implementation services. CDT’s line of PTC products, especially its mechanical CAD andWindchill PLM products, are ideally suited to many of BWIR’s clients. Conversely, the acquisition by Barry-Wehmiller gives ®CDT access to BWIR’s comprehensive service offerings. Recently, BWIR was granted nationwide reseller status by PTC forits Windchill PLM product, one of only two value-added resellers (VARs) to gain this distinction.“The integration of CDT into the Barry-Wehmiller family allows both of us – BWIR and CDT– to offer a total solutions strategyto our clients,” explained BWIR Managing Partner Vasant Bennett. “The synergy between BWIR and CDT will provide greaterresource capabilities and enhance both firms’ delivery and execution capabilities to an expanding client base.”
  2. 2. Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. Acquires Customer Driven Technology, Inc.March 19, 2012Page 2 of 2 ABOUT BARRY-WEHMILLERBarry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc. is a diversified global supplier of engineering consulting and manufacturing technologysolutions in packaging, corrugating and paper converting across a broad spectrum of industries. Barry-Wehmiller’sbalanced approach to the market is made possible through nine interactive divisions: Accraply, Inc., a leading manufacturerof automatic labeling and label converting and finishing systems; Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc., a premier supplier ofmanufacturing automation, facility design, and other engineering consulting services; Barry-Wehmiller InternationalResources (BWIR), a global provider of business and technology solutions to the mid-market manufacturing domain;FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of automated can end and product handling equipment,advanced conveyance technology, palletizers, depalletizers, and process equipment; HayssenSandiacre, a form/fill/sealtechnologies and services leader for more than 100 years; MarquipWardUnited, Inc., a leading manufacturer of equipmentfor the corrugated and folded carton industries; Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), providing high-performanceconverting machinery for the global tissue, nonwovens, package printing, and envelope manufacturing industries;PneumaticScaleAngelus, a global provider for filling, capping, can seaming, labeling, centrifugation,orienter and wet casedetectors; and Thiele Technologies, Inc., a leading producer of placing, feeding, bagging, cartoning, case packing, robotic,premade bag and pouch, and palletizing equipment.In fiscal year 2011, Barry-Wehmiller leveraged a strategic combination of organic and acquisition growth to achieverevenues surpassing $1.2 billion. Barry-Wehmiller now employs more than 5,600 team members in over 65 locationsworldwide.