23 November 2012

Montreal-based OPAL-RT opens new office in Sydney, Australia

- Serve users in Australia, New Zealand & Indonesia 
- Office is led by Dr. Asim Ghous, President 

Montreal, Quebec – 21 November 2012 - OPAL-RT Technologies, leading manufacturer of real-time simulators for electrical, mechanical and power electronic systems, today announced that the company has opened a new office to meet the needs of OPAL-RT’s users in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. The new office is located in Sydney, Australia, and is led by Dr. Asim Ghous, President, who previously headed ASES - Australian Scientific & Engineering Solutions P\L. 

The main goals of the new office are to: Offer engineering services, Ensure a technical presence for the fast growing number of users located in this region and Support market development. 

The Australasian market for engineering tools is strong and OPAL-RT’s success in this market has been crucial to the growth of the company since its founding in 1997,” said Mr. Jean BĂ©langer, president, CTO and co-founder of OPAL-RT Technologies. “OPAL-RT’s technical expertise and commitment to superior customer service has greatly contributed to our success in Australia and New Zealand. The establishment of this new office will ensure future growth and enable us to continue to provide our South Pacific users with the high level of expertise, service and support to which they have become accustomed.” 

Founded in 1997, OPAL-RT is the leading developer of open real-time digital simulators for electrical, power electronic and electro-mechanical systems. OPAL-RT's unique approach integrates parallel, distributed computing with commercial-off-the-shelf technologies. OPAL-RT's customers perform rapid control prototyping, system integration, and hardware-in-the-loop testing of electric drives, electronic controllers and power distribution networks used in manufacturing, electric train networks, as well as by electrical utilities, research centers and universities. Companies using OPAL-RT simulators include ABB, BHEL, Denso, GE, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, GM and Toyota. 

Opal-RT's international headquarters are based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company has regional offices in Ann-Arbor (MI-USA), Bangalore (India), Beirut (Lebanon), Paris (France) and Berlin (Germany). 

Source: Opal-RT