Birmingham, UK -- Delcam CRISPIN has appointed United Shoe Machinery (USM) as its reseller for the Eastern USA for its complete range of software for the design and manufacture of footwear.
George Armstead, a 30-year USM employee, will be the main contact for the sale of the software. He will work closely with both Proof of Concept in Portland, Oregon, which has responsibility for the Western US region, and Delcam CRISPIN in the UK.
Delcam CRISPIN claims to be the world's largest supplier of CADCAM software to the footwear industry, with more than 2000 customers worldwide.
It also says it is the only supplier able to provide a complete solution for the design and manufacture of lasts, uppers and soles. The company also supplies specially-adapted systems for the production of orthopaedic footwear and for the design and manufacture of orthotics, plus a range of scanning and cutting equipment.
USM produces a range of machinery for footwear manufacture in its facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and also supplies cutting presses and other supplementary manufacturing machinery sourced from overseas. The company has built up a broad customer base within the US and a high reputation for its technical expertise, making it well positioned to sell and support the Delcam CRISPIN software.
"While most footwear manufacturing is now undertaken in Asia, many of the leading footwear brands and design centres are still based in the US. As well as being potential customers for our design software, those organisations have considerable influence over the manufacturing systems used within their supply chain," said Graham Vollans, Business Development Manager at Delcam CRISPIN.
"George Armstead has been the face of USM for its customers for many years, promoting a strong company image and providing unrivalled technical support to the footwear manufacturing base that remains in the US," he added. "I am confident that the appointment of USM will strengthen our presence in the Eastern US and support the global expansion of our footwear business."