SOURCE: Seemage, Inc.

December 07, 2006 09:00 ET

Seemage Appoints Rikei Group as Asia-Pacific Master Distributor

Partnership With Major Japanese Distributor Expands Company Reach and Enables Product Information Everyware for Japanese Manufacturers

NEWTON, MA and TOKYO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 7, 2006 -- Seemage, Inc. (, the company that is revolutionizing manufacturing, service, technical illustration, maintenance and support with its "product information everyware" technology, today appointed Rikei Group as its master distributor for Japan. Rikei will also distribute Seemage products in China and Taiwan.

Since 1957, Rikei Group has offered Japanese manufacturing customers an expanding range of system solutions, network solutions and electronic components and instruments. Today, Rikei Group is one of the largest suppliers of 3D CAD in Japan. In addition, Rikei delivers the service and support necessary to ensure its customers succeed using its products. This level of commitment and service to customers was critical in Seemage's decision to appoint Rikei to represent it in the Japanese market, where Seemage believes its technology will substantially improve Japanese manufacturers' capabilities.

"Rikei Group's mission is to develop a highly information technology-oriented society by supplying solutions that meet the needs of our customers," said Katsuei Aoyagi, President and CEO, Rikei Group. "Now that we can offer Seemage to our 3D CAD customers, we believe we will more rapidly achieve this goal because the Seemage system offers capabilities users need, is compatible with most 3D CAD formats and is extraordinarily easy to use."

The Seemage system makes product information available as a corporate-wide asset. With Seemage, users in any department throughout the enterprise and along the supply chain can easily and securely access product information to produce rich, always-accurate and always-updated deliverables. The complete Seemage system includes Seemage Publisher, Seemage Viz, Seemage Mockup, Seemage Importers, Seemage Sync, Seemage Rights Manager and the free Seemage Player.

"We are delighted to establish this relationship with Rikei Group," said Bruno Delahaye, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Seemage, Inc. "Aoyagi-san and his team are very selective when deciding to add products to their portfolio because they put the needs of their customers first. By selecting Seemage to help manufacturers reduce their time-to-market, they have made it clear that Seemage is the right system to achieve this important objective."

About Seemage

Seemage, Inc. ( has made product information available everyware for customers since 2002. With Seemage's system for delivering product information in exactly the right form to the right person at the right time, enterprises' investments in CAD, PLM, ERP and CRM are enhanced to deliver more value. With Seemage's XML-based, CAD-independent architecture, products are delivered faster, with higher quality and at lower cost. Seemage customers like PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault F1, John Deere, Faurecia, Delphi, SNECMA, Alcatel Alenia Space and Thales are raising the bar on customer satisfaction through Seemage-created deliverables. Download trial versions of the Seemage system at Read Seemage's blog at

About Rikei Group

Rikei Corporation was founded in 1957 to provide best-of-breed IT solutions, systems integration, and services to the public and private sectors. Rikei Corporation is listed as 8226 on the #2 Tokyo Stock Exchange. Rikei Corporation is committed to introducing the world's most advanced technologies into the Japanese market. Flagship customers include Japan Defense Agency, KDDI, NEC, NTT-ME, and Sanyo Electric. Rikei partners include IBM and HP. Rikei Corporation has 200 employees, with 7 branches in Japan, as well as offices in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, and China. For more information visit

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Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Alex Neihaus
    Seemage, Inc.
    Phone: +1-508-667-1001
    Email: Email Contact

    Toshio Tanaka
    Rikei Corporation
    Business Development
    Phone: +81-3-3345-2184
    Email: Email Contact