Amtech Computer Systems, a U.K.-based electrical design software manufacturer recently opened its U.S. support operations in Pittsburgh in April. The company has plans to expand operations to 15 customer/technical support workers and software engineers in the next 24 months.

“The Pittsburgh area is ideal for us, given its base of engineers that are involved with designing power distribution systems,” says Mark Tindall, Amtech sales director. “Pittsburgh is rapidly becoming a computer software development community.”

The company decided to open the facility in the city after its participation in the Pittsburgh Forum, a five-city tour of the U.K. led by the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) and a delegation of business leaders, where public and private sector representatives worked to promote the Pittsburgh region as a viable business partner and create a soft landing for companies that may be considering expansion in the U.S.