CALABASAS, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NetSol Technologies, Inc. ("NetSol" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:NTWK) (Nasdaq Dubai:NTWK), a U.S. corporation providing global business services and enterprise application solutions to private and public sector organizations worldwide, today announced that it has signed a strategic understanding with SANY Auto Finance Co., Ltd. The agreement was signed by NetSol's Asia-Pacific President Mr. Salim Ghauri and SANY Group Co. Ltd. President Mr. Tang XiuGuo in a prestigious ceremony in conjunction with the opening of SANY Auto Finance Co., Ltd. in Changsha. It signifies the intent of SANY and NetSol to be partners both inside and outside the People's Republic of China and stipulates that if SANY enters any international markets as a captive finance company, NetSol will be the preferred system vendor. SANY Group Co., Ltd. is among the top 20 machinery equipment manufacturers in the world, with $4.6 billion in sales during 2009 and 60% annual revenue growth from 2008. SANY Group was recently recognized as one of China's Top 500 Enterprises of 2010, "Top Chinese Enterprise" by Forbes, "Brand with the Highest Growth Momentum in China," one of the "Top 50 Globally Competitive Chinese Companies" by Entrepreneur Magazine, and one of the "Top 500 Brands in Asia." It has also been honored as "China's Best Service Provider" by the Ministry of Commerce. SANY Group has 30 subsidiaries outside of China, exports its products to more than 110 countries and regions, and has operations in over 150 countries. Mei Yonghua, General Manager of SANY Auto Finance Co., Ltd., said, "We understand that our choice of software systems is a crucial issue and one that can either reinforce or undermine the growth of our new financial business, and we are confident that we have made the right decision by selecting NetSol as our software vendor. Our new agreement also includes plans for significant additional enhancements and investment into the existing SANY NFS™ implementation in China."