| Matrikon(tm) announces Partner Growth Program
§ Formalized strategic program to recruit and support Resellers and Solution Providers
§ Expands distribution channels for Matrikon technology
§ Extends reach into new and emerging geographic regions
§ Moore Process Controls (Pty) Ltd. based in South Africa is the first Solution Provider under the new program
Edmonton, Alberta - January 20, 2006
Matrikon Inc. (TSX:MTK) today announced a new Partner Growth Program designed to expand Matrikon's distribution channels, market reach and global brand awareness through the formalization and extension of its existing distributor program.
One of the Program's main goals is to extend Matrikon's market reach into geographies where Matrikon has no market presence and into non-core industries. By certifying local Solution Providers in these regions, Matrikon will be able to supply software for projects that it would otherwise not have access to. Targeted regions include Latin America, Southern Europe and South-East Asia.
"The Partner Growth Program is part of our strategic plan to grow product revenue," stated Mark Hamblin, Partner Growth Program Director. "We have had exceptional success with distribution partners in the past, such as with Australia, the U.K. and Germany. By formalizing our Partner Program, we are building a repeatable process to more easily replicate these successes with new partners. We are very pleased to welcome Moore Process Controls (Pty) Ltd. as the first Solution Provider under this new program."
Matrikon is a leading provider of industrial intelligence solutions that enable manufacturing plants to achieve operational excellence by transforming production data into knowledge to predict and prevent problems and optimize operations. Matrikon's customers achieve agile operations through the combination of external market and plant data to make informed, intelligent decisions in real-time. With offices in major cities throughout North America, Australia, Europe and the Middle East and a global client base including industry leaders in a wide range of process industries, Matrikon's reach is global.
Matrikon is a trademark or registered trademark of Matrikon Inc.
For more information, contact:
Matrikon Investor Relations
Phone : 780-945-4010