Vincotte and QA Assistant Announce Partnership Providing Customers with Complimenting Quality Tools

Budapest, Hungary - 12 May 2009 - Vinçotte and QA Assistant today announced an integration between the two organizations to offer a complete quality solution for top design and manufacturing organizations worldwide.

QA Assistant's FMEA, Control Plan, Process Flow, and APQP (Advance Product Quality Planning) software, Assistant Studio™, will be offered to compliment Vinçotte's training, inspection, certification, and testing services in the areas of safety, quality, and the environment -- providing engineers and managers with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully reduce cost and improve yield in their design and manufacturing processes.

QA Assistant and Vincotte team up

In an ever-competitive global economy, suppliers must achieve the "zero defects" and lower cost metrics demanded by their customers. Since contracts depend on meeting these requirements, it is important to demonstrate competence and earn the customers' confidence.

Two key factors are needed to implement measures for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of suppliers' processes - Knowledge and Tools.

With 1,750 engineers and specialists in 14 countries, and a proven rapport with renowned clients Suzuki, Knorr-Bremse, Lear, Continental, and Linamar, Vinçotte defines the benchmark for competence in resource and knowledge. QA Assistant's intuitive and effective software package is an invaluable quality engineering and risk management toolset which is designed to save time creating and managing engineering documentation.

"Our agreement with Vinçotte is exciting for us and our customers," said QA Assistant Customer Liaison, Tim McGarrity. "It will enable both of our organizations to continue to provide the very best solutions to meet our customers' needs."

László Heinold, Manager of AIB-Vinçotte's new Software Business Unit added "Vinçotte's aim is to further develop our activities and offering to our customers. QA Assistant's high-quality software are the tools our customers are seeking."

Vinçotte's extensive knowledge base and training competency combined with QA Assistant's brilliantly intuitive, professional software tools, now offered together, will empower engineers and managers to meet their customers' requirements while reducing cost, improving quality and setting them apart from their competitors. About Vinçotte

AIB-Vinçotte Software Business Unit is the newest unit of Brussels-based AIB-Vinçotte - started in April 2008. AIB-Vinçotte Hungary is the regional centre of AIB-Vinçotte since 2008. Currently Vinçotte offers well over 130 specialised services. Vinçotte has its own research centres and laboratories with annual investment over €3 Million. The company has 1,750 engineers and specialists, including various academics.

About QA Assistant

QA Assistant offers an industry leading range of powerful and intuitive software solutions for FMEA, Control Plan, Process Flow, and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning). QA Assistant combines the latest software development technology with years of experience in using and implementing quality tools to deliver products that meet the needs of quality technicians, engineers, managers, and directors in global markets. The focus and commitment to quality at QA Assistant goes beyond their meticulous engineering and testing methodology; it extends to their first-class support resources and their personalized interaction with their clients.