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Cansel Acquires Autodraft

Vancouver, BC, Friday, October 1st, 2010 — Cansel today announced its acquisition of Autodraft Inc. The combination of Cansel, Global CADD Systems, a division of Cansel, and Autodraft will create Canada’s only provider able to deliver integrated software, hardware and services solutions for optimizing customers’ workflow.


The acquisition brings together some of the industry’s strongest technologies paired with the most experienced and largest team of Autodesk applications specialists in Canada. Cansel can now leverage the best practices and strengths from two of the top Autodesk partners in Canada.


The move makes Cansel the only Autodesk Gold reseller in Western Canada with a new combined team of specialists created to assist customers with the transition and optimization of BIM for A/E/C, Mechanical/Manufacturing and Plant Solutions.


Stephen Fletcher, Vice President of of Western Canada, said “We are extremely excited about the addition of Autodraft to our team in western Canada. They have an impressive track record of customer service, a very strong technical team and are providing a key part of our clients overall solution. “


Claire Botkin, President of Autodraft, adds ““By adding the Autodraft team to Cansel’s current coast-to-coast Autodesk reseller divisions, our clients will enjoy the many benefits this strong national group is certain to provide well into the future. Mr. Lewis’s (Cansel President & CEO) “customer first” orientation has convinced me this is the right choice to make for the future of Autodraft and our clients. Current staff will continue with the company as part of this exciting national organization.”


In the upcoming weeks, the company will begin executing the planned integration of the two companies’ operations, networks and customer care organizations to ensure a smooth transition with immediate value for customers and partners.


Please join us on Tuesday, October 26th, between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. in Vancouver, BC for a wine and cheese reception to meet our teams. Vancouver Convention Centre, located at 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC. Room 219.




About Autodraft Inc.


Founded shortly after the first releases of AutoCAD by former draftsperson, Claire Botkin, who brought eighteen years of practical experience and valuable knowledge to first time AutoCAD clients. Autodraft is widely recognized for its specialists in General Design, Building Solutions, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Plant Design, and Document Management.


About Global CADD Systems, a division of Cansel Surveying Equipment


Global CADD Systems, is the Autodesk division of Cansel Survey Equipment and a leading Canadian Autodesk Gold Tier Value-Added Reseller, implementing technology-based solutions for data creation, management and distribution, bringing together professional services, software, data and hardware allowing customers to maximize the value in their data.  


Autodesk is a registered trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries.

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