Gleason Corp. Acquires Gear Design Software Developer KISSsoft AG

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The acquisition joins gear design with gear manufacturing expertise.


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Gleason Corp. (Rochester, New York) has acquired KISSsoft AG (Bubikon, Switzerland), a developer of design software for gears and power transmission systems.

Dr. Ulrich Kissling, KISSsoft founder and CEO, says, “We are excited about our future partnership with Gleason. Given Gleason’s mission as a ‘total gear solutions provider,’ its strength in bevel gear design, and its position as a world leader in gear manufacturing and metrology solutions, the potential opportunities to provide our customers with new solutions is compelling. In addition, Gleason’s global reach and long-time customer relationships will open up new doors for our products.”

Gleason President and CEO John J. Perrotti adds that the acquisition will provide its customers greater value by linking design and manufacturing capabilities.

The existing KISSsoft management team and entire staff will remain intact with an ever-greater focus on serving its customers.


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