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Germany-Based UDS Urban Data Systems Opens United States Operations In Richmond, Virginia

Germany-based UDS Urban Data Systems, a software developer for tapered roof solutions, will open its first United States sales and support operations center in greater Richmond, Virginia.

“In Richmond, we have found everything we expect of a location in the U.S.A. Good travel connections, affordable wages and office space and a growing economy were some of our criteria,” said Roman Boernchen, UDS President.

“What really convinced us, however, was Richmond’s special flair: history, culture, good restaurants and, not least, the universities provide a particularly good working environment. Through the Greater Richmond Partnership, we were able to get to know all this within a short time. The Partnership understood our requirements exactly. The ‘right’ firms were preselected for us, and the coordination and support at the local meetings was excellent, so that we have found what we were looking for within a short space of time,” Boernchen continued.

“I want to express my thanks here for the Greater Richmond Partnership’s excellent work and I am sure that we have made a good choice with Richmond, Virginia,” Boernchen said.

“Our track record with international firms grows stronger! More than 60 percent of our prospects are considering Greater Richmond for their American operations,” said Barry Matherly, President & CEO of the Partnership. “We’re excited to work with UDS and we have other foreign announcements in the pipeline.”

According to the Greater Richmond Partnership, Germany based company developed software for architects and engineers to greatly improve the efficiency of creating tapered roofs used for shopping malls, restaurants, and other buildings. Tapered roofs provide a drainage pitch for precipitation removal. The design of tapered roofs can take days depending on the complexity of the roof, however UDS’ software can draw the same designs in a matter of minutes.

“UDS has a unique product for the American market and the construction industry has been excited to hear about their software during introductory discussions,” said Chuck Peterson, Vice President of Business Information of the Partnership and UDS Project Manager.

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