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About the Survey
PTC commissioned the global survey of 300 manufacturing executives across such geographies as USA, China, Japan, and Germany, which was conducted during the first quarter of 2013. Survey participants represented six primary market sectors: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer/Retail/Apparel, Electronics/High Tech, Industrial Equipment, and Medical Devices. Half of all respondent's firms generate greater than $1.25B in revenue annually. Quantitative research was supplemented with in-depth interviews with leading manufacturers, including John Deere, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Ingersoll Rand, and Emerson.
About Oxford Economics
Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University's business college to provide economic forecasting and modeling. It is now one of the world's foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 190 countries, 100 industrial sectors, and over 2,600 cities. Its global economic and industry models and analytical tools give Oxford Economics an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social, and business impact. For more information, please visit www.oxfordeconomics.com.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company's technology solutions transform the way products are created and serviced across the entire product lifecycle -- from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. Get more information at www.ptc.com.