Charlotte, NC (July 2, 2014) – LEAD Technologies has established a new strategic distribution partnership with GrapeCity in China. As one of LEAD's first and most well-known distributors, GrapeCity has established a strong market for LEADTOOLS in Japan with a localized version within its PowerTools line of developer components. GrapeCity has a longstanding and well established presence in China and with its experience with the LEADTOOLS product line, GrapeCity was the natural choice to manage the LEADTOOLS channel in China.

"We have had a very successful partnership with GrapeCity in Japan for the past 18 years and are pleased to be expanding the relationship into mainland China," said Jordan Shields, Vice President of LEAD Technologies. "China is an important market for LEADTOOLS and with GrapeCity's track record for growing sales and providing an excellent customer experience, we are confident that this territory will continue to thrive."

"GrapeCity has been in China for more than 25 years. With our global background and component experiences, we're aiming at introducing world level components into Chinese customers," said Allan Ni, Vice President of GrapeCity China. "LEADTOOLS has been proven a very successful product worldwide. We believe this partnership will benefit Chinese customers with this great product and the GrapeCity China's professional component team."

About LEAD Technologies

With a rich history of more than 32 years, LEAD has established itself as the world's leading provider of software development toolkits. LEAD's flagship product, LEADTOOLS, provides programmers with a powerful set of libraries for Recognition, Document, Vector, Medical, Imaging, and Multimedia development. LEAD boasts a diverse customer base as well as a strong list of corporate partners including some of the largest and most influential organizations from around the globe. For more information, visit

About GrapeCity

GrapeCity is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, an international award-winning software firm and the world's largest component vendor with headquarters in Japan and U.S. headquarters in Kirkland, WA, employing more than 850 worldwide. GrapeCity's mission is to turn new ideas for software into marketable products and business solutions. For over 25 years, the company has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art software tools, solutions, and services to help accomplish this goal. Visit for more information about GrapeCity, and for GrapeCity China.