In April 2005, ITeMAX entered into a joint venture with Dowco Consultants Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada, a leading automated structural steel detailing company, to establish DowcoMAX Services Inc. with the objective of providing offshore-based steel drafting and detailing services.
The Indian subsidiary located in Kolkata, called DowcoMAX Services (India) Private Limited, is owned 100 percent by DowcoMAX Services Inc. DowcoMAX (India) has set up a state-of-the-art IT-enabled services facility to serve the international steel detailing services marketplace.
"DowcoMAX (India) is the first step towards ITeMAX's stated objective of developing an integrated knowledge-based services infrastructure in the areas of engineering and healthcare services," said Dr. Kali P. Chaudhuri, chairman of ITeMAX Inc. and the founder & chairman of The KPC Group of companies. Continuing on ITeMAX's service offerings, Chaudhuri said, "ITeMAX will soon announce plans to enhance its portfolio of IT-enabled services by adding specialized services for the healthcare industry worldwide."
Initially equipped with 32 workstations (fully licensed with Tekla Structures Detailing Software), and the ability to expand to 100 workstations by fall of 2006, DowcoMAX (India) will continue to support and enhance Dowco Consultant's current detailing production units in Canada.
"By establishing DowcoMAX (India), we can now achieve true '24/7' operation and will be able to meet the most demanding of schedules. Additionally, our service offerings will expand dramatically as we penetrate the global steel construction market," said Ewen Dobbie, vice president of Dowco Consultants Ltd.
The joint venture anticipates serving the global structural steel construction market with an innovative "Drafting/Detailing Solution." It will aggressively undertake sales/marketing activities worldwide to promote Dowco Consultants' proprietary methodology and enhance the scope of its products and services to include the entire process of structural engineering. It further anticipates establishing a branded technical institute for specialized software training and a "Center of Excellence" for specialized software support as part of its operation in India.
ITeMAX, an IT-enabled services company founded by The KPC Group, is a technology services company with the objective of providing specialized IT-enabled services and delivery models to the healthcare, engineering and biotechnology industries. For more information about ITeMAX and The KPC Group, visit its Web site at www.thekpcgroup.com.
About Dowco Consultants
Dowco Consultants Ltd. is the leading steel detailer in North America and is the largest fully automated detailing company in the world. With 36 years of track record and exceptional detailing quality experience, Dowco's professional solutions are unrestricted by geographical boundaries serving regional, national and international markets. For more information about Dowco, visit its Web site at www.dowcoconsultants.com.