ICON And IDAJ Enter Into A Global Partnership And Strategic Distribution Agreement To Serve The Far East Market

Windsor, UK and Yokohama, Japan, 29th October 2012

ICON and IDAJ, two of the world's leading independent service providers and system integrators of Computational Fluids Dynamics (CFD) processes, are pleased to announce they have signed a global partnership and strategic distribution agreement.

From 1st March 2013, IDAJ, one of the largest and most successful CAE/CFD sales, services, and support organisations in the Far East, will distribute, support and jointly develop ICON's industry-focussed CFD processes including the ICON FOAMpro family of supported technologies.

ICON have supplied high value-add, fully supported CFD-driven design technologies to a variety of industries worldwide, including automotive, aerospace, oil, gas and process sectors since 1992 and hence has been chosen by IDAJ for this long-standing leadership in the support of open source CFD technology for industry.  IDAJ will support the territories of Japan, China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines.

Chingzou Hsu, President of IDAJ Co. Ltd said "We are delighted to be working with ICON in their quest to provide worldwide industry-sectors with robust, cost-effective CFD processes and related productivity and optimization technologies."

Simon Weston, Managing Director at ICON, speaking at the opening address of The Open Source CFD International Conference in London said: "IDAJ was a natural choice as a partner with its extensive wealth of experience in supplying and integrating CFD and related technologies. The culture and ethics of both companies are identical - focussed upon providing the best existing and emerging technologies with excellent customer service. We are looking forward to adding IDAJ to the network of ICON's existing distributors and partners, which will ensure ICON's continued leadership in the field of industrial support of open source CFD-based solving processes."

About IDAJ (www.idaj.co.jp)

IDAJ is an independent services and support operation with over 80 CFD engineers complementing their total staff count of 190. The organisation has numerous offices throughout Japan, China and staff and partners based in the Far East.

Beside CFD, IDAJ also provides distribution, technical support and engineering consulting service covering broad CAE domain including FEA, Optimization, and 1D simulation.

About ICON Technology & Process Consulting Limited (www.iconcfd.com)

ICON is a privately-owned CFD technology company formed in 1992. ICON's strategy is as pertinent today as it was then - to provide high-quality independent advice and expertise in process, technology and services.

ICON has extensive experience in the use of proprietary software for CFD simulation and optimization, together with expertise in developing and supporting open source CFD technologies. ICON supports customers from a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, energy and processing sectors.

The company headquarters are in Windsor, UK with additional offices throughout Europe and the USA.

For further information please visit iconcfd.com/contact.