PARIS (June 21, 2011) – DMT Development Systems Group Inc. will open its first European office here in September, a step that will help consolidate the company’s growth in Europe and establish a platform for the launch of new products on the continent, the company has announced.
The new office is DMT’s first facility outside of North America and will serve the company’s growing client list in Europe, company president Glen Demetrioff said.
“A European office was the next logical step in maintaining a high level of client service and project management for our growing volume of activity,” explained Demetrioff. “It will be the vital link between our clients here and the development work at our head office, and is a reflection of our commitment to the European market.”
The new office will support the extensive global projects underway for long-time client Volvo Car Corporation as well as for Nissan Europe and Renault world-wide, Demetrioff said. DMT will use the location to launch additional components of its eDrive information management system including the new RAPID! Response™ lead-management system into European and Russian markets.
Canadian-based DMT has its headquarters and development centre in offices located on the campus of the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. The relationship with the university’s highly progressive faculty of computer science has been instrumental in nurturing the technology and human resources that have made the company a leader in supplying systems that share information among automobile companies, their dealers and customers around the globe. Products include an array of web-based consumer shopping tools and dealer prospecting aids as well as an expanding suite of customer relationship management and ‘mystery shopping’ services. DMT is the world leader in the creation and management of web-based media information systems for the auto industry.
The new DMT office will be located in the south-west area of Paris and will house both Paris and Winnipeg-based account management and business analysis personnel. The company has begun recruiting European staff for a September opening.
The company has on-going relationships with major carmakers in the U.S. and Canada. DMT employees typically work inside the client companies’ offices in the establishment and maintenance of systems. The new office will be a keystone element in supporting clients in Europe and will shorten the response/decision time in implementing projects, Demetrioff said.
A privately held company, DMT has posted double digit growth since its inception and employs more than 80 people at its headquarters on the campus of the University of Manitoba.