US expansion a reality

Virtalis has expanded into North America with the creation of Virtalis Inc and has hired two 3D visualisation experts to head up what is expected to become a burgeoning US team.

David Cockburn-Price, managing director of Cheshire-based Virtalis, said: ‘We have never been so busy. Recent months have seen us winning a great deal of overseas business and almost doubling the size of our technical team.

‘In a recession, people look to cut costs and virtual reality is an excellent way to do it with a superb return on investment and rapid payback.

‘With an increasing number of installations in the US, it makes sense for us to have a team permanently based there, both to service our existing customers and to bring our unique technology to new ones. We hope to expand rapidly within the US and establish a top team.’

New recruit Guy LaBelle, added: ‘Surprisingly, the US lacks a 3D visualisation company that does both hardware and software. The fact Virtalis does both means that it will be able to offer turnkey installations across a range of sectors just like it does in the UK.

‘As more sectors, including defence, research and development, oil and gas and engineering, use 3D visualisation as a routine tool, Virtalis Inc should find itself extraordinarily well-placed.’