Canadian software developer Visual 2000 has opened its European headquarters in Manchester, England to extend its global reach.

The new office will support sales and implementation of its Visual 2000 enterprise software (ERP), product lifecycle management (PLM), supply chain management (SCM), and other software for the apparel and fashion related industries.

"We have been experiencing strong interest in our products throughout Europe over the past year. Establishing a permanent presence in the UK positions us to better address this demand and support customers across the entire continent," said vice president of research and development, Charles Benoualid.

The Visual 2000 UK Limited office is located in Manchester Business Park, Manchester. The additional office follows the recruitment of Tony Walker to European sales director.