Gleason and SMT Form Strategic Partnership for Gear Design and Manufacturing Systems


Gleason Corporation (Rochester, New York) and Smart Manufacturing Technology (SMT) (Nottingham, UK) have formed a global strategic partnership to provide gear manufacturers worldwide a complete design-to-manufacturing system. Gleason and SMT will offer a system that seamlessly integrates SMT’s premier System Design and Analysis Software (MASTA) with Gleason’s industry-leading software for bevel gear design and manufacturing (CAGE). Gear manufacturers will benefit from a fully-integrated workflow when designing powertrains, gearboxes, transmissions and more. The first products from the cooperation will be available in the first half of 2013.

John J. Perrotti, president and chief executive officer of Gleason Corporation said, “We have great respect for SMT’s capabilities and are excited about the integration of MASTA and CAGE, as well as providing designers and manufacturers of gears and power transmission drives with exciting new opportunities to enhance their processes and products. This is the first step in our partnership with SMT and we look forward to exploring other areas of mutual cooperation.”

David Beedan, operations director of Smart Manufacturing Technology, adds, “Gleason Corporation has a distinguished history as the world leader in gear technology and we are delighted to be entering into this partnership to enhance the capabilities of both CAGE and MASTA to provide the user with a fully-integrated design-to-manufacturing solution.” For more information, visit