Minitab’s Australian Office Celebrates Anniversary at Lean & Six Sigma Summit

June 5, 2008

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. and SYDNEY — Minitab, LLC., the leading global provider of software and services for quality improvement, commemorated its Australian office’s first year of operation during the 11th Annual Lean and Six Sigma Summit on June 3, 2008, in Sydney.

Sponsored by the International Quality and Productivity Centre, the Six Sigma summit brings together the leading quality improvement professionals in Australia and New Zealand. Minitab Pty Ltd opened in Sydney in March 2007 to provide those professionals with the tools and resources they need to improve their processes.

“The success of this office demonstrates our company’s commitment to helping our customers in Australia and New Zealand achieve excellence," said Barbara Ryan, president and chief executive officer of Minitab, LLC., at the event. “Minitab Pty Ltd allows us to give them the support they need, and to deliver it locally and directly.”

Minitab Pty Ltd provides sales and customer service for both Minitab Statistical Software and Quality Companion by Minitab™, a software package that gives professionals the tools, organisational support and guidance they need to implement quality improvement projects.

The office also provides Training by Minitab™ and Technical Support by Minitab™, services that established the company's reputation for delivering outstanding, customer-focused solutions.

"Companies that analyse their processes and make sound decisions based on data are the ones most likely to thrive," said Elias Alam, Minitab Pty Ltd's General Manager. "Our goal is to help them embrace this approach so they can maximise their productivity and improve their bottom line."

Minitab, LLC. is best known for its flagship product, Minitab® Statistical Software. The package was originally created in 1972 to help professors teach statistics, but has since evolved into the premier software organisations use when analysing business data to improve the quality of their goods and services. It is used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma improvement initiative around the world, and to teach statistics in more than 4,000 colleges and universities.

Minitab Pty Ltd is Minitab's third subsidiary. In 1995, Minitab Ltd was formed in the United Kingdom to serve customers in Europe. In 1998, Minitab SARL was formed in France to serve French-speaking customers in France, Belgium, Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe and Africa.

Minitab Pty Ltd is located at:
Level 6, 17 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
GPO Box 4219 Sydney NSW 2001
Australia
Phone: + 61 (0) 2 9312 3700
Fax: +61 (0) 2 9312 3799
Sales: + 61 (0) 2 9312 3710
Technical Support: +61 (0) 2 9312 3711

To learn more about Minitab and the products and services it offers, please visit www.minitab.com.au

About Minitab

Minitab, LLC. is one of the world's leading developers of statistical analysis and process improvement software and services for academic and commercial users.

Minitab Statistical Software is the preferred package for businesses of all sizes and is used in more than 80 countries. Quality Companion by Minitab is the package professionals use to plan and execute quality improvement initiatives around the world.

Distinguished companies that use Minitab software and services include Toshiba, 3M, Honeywell International, National Australia Bank (NAB), BHP Billiton, Samsung, and Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Minitab Statistical Software is also used at every major university in Australia and by the leading Six Sigma consultants.

Minitab, LLC. is headquartered in State College, Pa. It operates offices in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia, and has additional representatives throughout the world.

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