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MDSI Partners with Copalp S.A. for Distribution of OpenCNC® Software in Europe

ANN ARBOR—Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. (MDSI), the leader in unbundled software computer numerical control (CNC) and software motion technology, today announced a strategic distribution and support partnership with Copalp, S.A. (Sassenage, France).
Copalp will act as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) and integrator of MDSI's OpenCNC software CNC and WinMotion® soft motion control.

Copalp co-founders Jean-Claude Charles and Christian Jargot bring over 15 years of experience in industrial control, specifically in the implementation of embedded controls. They will provide sales and services as MDSI expands throughout Europe, including France, Italy, Spain, Germany and England.

"MDSI's leading edge software CNC machine control and our long experience in manufacturing makes a powerful team to penetrate the machine control market in southern Europe," says Jean-Claude Charles, president, Copalp. "We are dedicated to providing complete sales and support for MDSI's products in Europe to meet the needs of manufacturers and machine tool builders."

About Copalp

Copalp's mission is to provide software tools, components, and integration services for embedded systems in the field of industrial control to customers who are looking for robustness, extreme quality, long term relationship, compatibility insurance and full compliance to the standards. For more information, visit

About MDSI

MDSI is a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products Company. MDSI's OpenCNC software CNC and WinMotion soft motion control are Internet-enabled, open-architecture software motion control applications that increase manufacturing flexibility and enable agile manufacturing for the CNC and GMC markets. Unlike traditional hardware or proprietary-based CNC or motion controls, MDSI's solutions are PC-based and unbundled?they use no proprietary hardware or motion control cards.

MDSI, the MDSI logo, OpenCNC, and WinMotion are registered trademarks of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. Significant Events, and MDSI Motion are trademarks of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.