© Universal Instruments General | December 03, 2019
Universal adds software center in Bratislava
Universal Instruments has extended its EMEA capabilities with the addition of a Software Center in its Bratislava, Slovakia corporate facility.
Development of the new center began last year, with a focus of bringing a regional resource to Universal’s EMEA customers. The Software Center will be responsible for real-time firmware development, machine software development and I4.0 software development for Universal’s IQ360 factory software suite. “We’ve been able to leverage Bratislava as a rich and growing software engineer development area with a strong mathematics background to put together a really great team,” says Universal Instruments Vice President of Engineering, Andy Coots, in a press release. “They have hit the ground running and are already contributing significant value to our EMEA customers. Based on the early success, we will continue to expand next year, with the objective of doubling the size of the team in that time frame.” Universal Instruments Vice President of Customer Operations, Brad Bennett added, “Our EMEA partners will benefit from a comprehensive resource pool that includes a Product Demonstration Center, Product Training Center and now local software engineering capabilities. These assets will help us maximize efficiency and deliver the best possible solutions for our customers’ challenges in the shortest time.” The Software Center provides a six-hour advantage in terms of local coverage, while also creating a six-hour overlap for Asia coverage, the company states.