Gleason Corporation (Rochester, New York) and Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) (Nottingham, UK) have formed a global strategic partnership to provide gear manufacturers world-wide a complete design to manufacturing system.

Gleason and SMT will offer a system that seamlessly integrates SMT’s complete Transmission Design and Analysis Software (MASTA) with Gleason’s industry-leading software for Bevel Gear Design and Manufacturing (CAGE).

Gear manufacturers will benefit from a fully integrated workflow when designing drivetrains, gearboxes, transmissions and more.

The first products from the cooperation will be available in the first half of 2013.

John J. Perrotti, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gleason Corporation said, “We have great respect for SMT’s capabilities and are excited about the integration of MASTA and CAGE, and providing designers and manufacturers of gears and power transmission drives with exciting new opportunities to enhance their processes and products. This is the first step in our partnership with SMT and we look forward to exploring other areas of mutual cooperation”.

David Beedan, Operations Director of Smart Manufacturing Technology, adds, “Gleason Corporation has a distinguished history as the world leader in gear technology and we are delighted to be entering into this partnership to enhance the capabilities of both CAGE and MASTA to provide the user with a fully integrated design-to-manufacturing solution“.

Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider™ to its global customer base.

Gleason is a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment.

The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, wind power, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets.

Gleason Has Manufacturing Operations In:

  • Rochester, New York
  • Rockford, Illinois
  • Dayton, Ohio
  • Munich
  • Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • Studen, Switzerland
  • Bangalore; India
  • Suzhou, China

They also have sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) is a world leading supplier of tools, procedures and expertise for the design, analysis and development of complete transmission and driveline systems.

Users of SMT’s MASTA software include a large number of blue-chip companies worldwide, operating in a diverse range of market sectors including automotive, truck & bus, off-road vehicles, wind power, mining and industrial machinery.

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