September 8, 2011 (Pleasanton, CA) –Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), a cost & productivity management software and consulting services company, announced today a strategic transition of its sales and support in Japan to Global Link Corporation. This transition represents the continuation of WWK’s strategic vision to provide increased sales and service support in close proximity to all of its customers, world-wide.
“Global Link Corporation was selected to support our established and growing installed base in Japan based on their ability to successfully meet the needs of their clients,” states David W. Jimenez, WWK's President. “They combine a comprehensive understanding of the region’s manufacturing climate with an extensive background in sales and support. We look forward to working with them to support our existing installed base and expanding the application of our software products and services.”
“We are pleased to begin representing WWK and its product line. Their products and services fit nicely with our offerings in other software and hardware areas,” says Mike Iwakata, President of Global Link Corporation. “We see a large demand for software tools and consulting services designed to help optimize manufacturing costs and productivity. WWK will help keep our clients at the forefront of cost competitive operations.”
Global Link Corporation (GLC) is a privately held company offering components for photovoltaic manufacturing, high-tech manufacturing equipment, lithium ion battery systems, manufacturing optimization software, and consulting services for these product areas. GLC also has a strong relationship with information technology (IT) systems integrators enabling turnkey solutions.
With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management software and consulting company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven organizations. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), national labs, and universities. Its client base includes nearly all of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nanotechnology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), thin film recording heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays (FPD), solid state lighting/light emitting diodes (SSL/LED), and photovoltaics (PV).
WWK’s product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.
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