Asian Consulting Firm, Kinzer, Partners with US Cost Estimating Software Developer, MTI Systems

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Partnership forms new sales and distribution channel for Asian machining and fabricating manufacturers

MTI Systems, developer of Costimator cost estimator software
We tried several cost estimating software packages from Japan and Europe, but Costimator® is the right one to meet our company and customers’ specifications

MTI Systems, a leading provider of innovative cost estimating software solutions for manufacturing, today announced a new partnership with Tianjin Kinzer consulting Co., Ltd., which directly opens a Costimator® sales and distribution channel for Chinese and Japanese manufacturers.

“One of the most outstanding issues, for our customers, was the lack of computer-aided software to support quick, reliable, easy-to-use and easy-to-verify estimating,” said Mr. Ken Yu, President of Tianjin Kinzer Consulting Co., Ltd. “We tried several cost estimating software packages from Japan and Europe, but Costimator® is the right one to meet our company and customers’ specifications.”

Developed since 1982, the Costimator estimating software, is packed with manufacturing data, includes thousands of manufacturing standards, cost models, speeds, feeds and hundreds of pre-tested formulas. This enables cost estimators a fast and easy way to implement the software and estimate a process, a part or even a complicated product even when the estimator does not have deep manufacturing knowledge. “This benefits our customers as they suffer the lack of experienced cost estimating engineers,” says Yu.

“We are enthusiastic to partner with Tianjin Kinzer as a distributor of Costimator in Asia,” said Mr. David LaJoie, VP of Sales for MTI Systems. “With over 18 years of cost-related manufacturing experience it seems appropriate for MTI Systems to engage Kinser, Asian consulting firm, in a partnership.”

“China, with its wide variations of labor rates being different from city-to-city and from province-to-province it can be rather challenging for estimators when trying to precisely simulate cost differences for different plant locations, different supplier chain solutions and different equipment lines,” concludes Yu. “Costimator offers users a plant database that helps them identify cost-saving opportunities for these varying regions and requirements.”

About Tianjin Kinzer Consulting Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Kinzer Consulting Co., Ltd. (Kinzer) provides general cost management solutions for manufacturing industries. As a new MTI Systems’ sales representative, Kinzer sells the Costimator cost estimating software, as well as training services and technical support. Using Costimator as the tool basis, Kinzer provides consulting services for cost planning programs (target costing, design-to-cost, and design-to-manufacturing) and cost down programs. For more details on Kinzer, contact Ph. 0086-22-58373030, email: infor(at)kinzer(dot)cn, or visit

About MTI Systems, Inc.
MTI Systems provides cost-estimating, quoting and process planning software and estimating services for the manufacturing industry, serving both OEMs and their suppliers. MTI Systems has implemented its solutions at over 1,300 companies worldwide with over 10,000-trained users since its inception in 1982. For more details on the company’s products and services, contact MTI Systems, 59 Interstate Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089, Ph. 800-644-4318, Fax 413-739-9250, email: info(at)mtisystems(dot)com, or visit

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