CIMTEC Automation Acquires Industrial Flat Panel Computer Firm, Computer Dynamics, Inc (CDI)

CIMTEC Automation (Charlotte, NC) today announced that it has acquired Computer Dynamics, Inc. (CDI), formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Intelligent Platforms (GE IP), leveraging its engineering, sales and repair strengths to serve CDI users.
May 25, 2012 - PRLog -- CIMTEC Automation (Charlotte, NC) today announced that it has acquired Computer Dynamics, Inc. (CDI), formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of GE Intelligent Platforms (GE IP).  The acquisition will combine CIMTEC's established distribution base, in-house repair capabilities, and on-line presence with the wide variety of Industrial Computer Platforms and Flat Panel Display systems from CDI.

CIMTEC Automation ( has purchased the Computer Dynamics ( name, product line, and warranty repair service from GE IP and will continue to offer most of the products that CDI has been selling into various markets.  GE IP will retain the CDI Wolverine product family, but all other CDI products will transfer to CIMTEC.  CIMTEC will provide both support of the installed base of CDI products and will enable customers to continue to purchase many of the CDI products including PAC and VAMP product lines.

“This acquisition will give our existing customers the ability to continue to purchase most of the products in the CDI product line, will enable us to continue to support our customers through improved customer service, and will allow us to bring products to market more quickly than before,” states CDI Product Manager, Tom Behnke.  “The overwhelming feedback from our existing customers has been extremely positive regarding the continuance of the product line.”

For CDI products other than the Wolverine, CIMTEC Automation will provide:
•   Presales support for new product purchases
•   Warranty support for the CDI installed base, excluding the Wolverine product line
•   Out of warranty repair support for the installed base of CDI products
•   Technical support for the CDI installed base

For the past 25 years, CIMTEC Automation has been a leading provider of factory automation products, services and engineered solutions, incorporating PLC products from GE IP, motion control products, vision products and software technology into unique solutions to meet diverse automation challenges.  Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, CIMTEC also provides technical and field support services plus complete automation engineering.  The company’s Qualitrol International division ( has provided repair services for most major PLC lines and offered remanufactured PLC parts for obsolete and discontinued products lines for the past 18 years.  Combined with the expertise of our customer service and support staff, CIMTEC Automation offers today’s manufacturers a unique, one-stop automation solution.

Two former CDI employees who have joined CIMTEC will be the points of contact for product and repair inquiries.  For Repair and RMA support, contact Tom Behnke (, and for Product inquiries, contact Ryan Nelson (  Tom and Ryan can be reached toll-free (US and Canada) at 1-866-599-6512, or at 704-227-4600.
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