Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
FOR RELEASE Wednesday, September 20, 2006
PLANO, Texas and BEIJING – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Siemens Gas Turbine Parts Limited (SGTP), a company in the Siemens Power Generation Group, has selected and successfully implemented Teamcenter™ Express as a PLM backbone. Teamcenter Express is the collaborative product data management (cPDM) component of the UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio, the industry’s first comprehensive, preconfigured portfolio of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing, and data management software for the PLM mid-market. UGS Velocity Series portfolio also includes Solid Edge®, Femap™ and NX™ CAM Express.
Initial implementation took just weeks, as SGTP ramps up its first production facilities in Shanghai, China. The company was established in 2005 as a unit of Siemens’ power generation group in China, to supply high-quality precision components for powerful land-based gas turbines.
“The UGS Velocity Series is about speed,” said Tom Stenger, division manager technology, Siemens Gas Turbine Parts Ltd. “Taking just weeks, Teamcenter Express is the fastest software implementation we’ve ever had. Implementation in the early stage of our engineering work enables us to prepare all localized documents for our high-tech components. The workflow function ensures transparency and quality to deliver the right documents on time to the production and other departments.”
Enabling efficient cross-border collaboration among mid-sized companies for complex engineering tasks is a critical task in sustaining economic growth in China.
“China’s demands for efficient and environmentally friendly methods of power generation have never been greater,” said Chuck Yuan, vice president of Greater China Operations, UGS. “Today, it’s possible to manufacture the advanced components for such systems in China itself. PLM software is an essential enabler of this precision engineering task. The functionality, flexibility and speed of implementation for UGS Velocity Series products makes us Siemens Gas Turbine Parts Ltd’s partner of choice for proven, open and scalable PLM solutions.”
As a start-up operation, SGTP needed an efficient system to manage workflow, bills of materials (BOM) and related drawings, and data from its headquarters in Germany. The company used Teamcenter Express to set up a single-source data management system with minimal need for customization and more than 90 percent of Teamcenter Express functions leveraged “out-of-the-box.”
“UGS Velocity Series products improve the speed, efficiency, and quality of the engineering environment at a low cost of ownership through three important features,” said Bruce Boes, vice president for Velocity Series Products, UGS. “First, the portfolio components are offered standalone or integrated allowing customers to start with their greatest need and expand without worrying about compatibility. Second, UGS Velocity Series provides preconfigured best practices in a Windows® environment, which enables easy implementation, training and usability. Finally, it is completely scalable to our full PLM solutions portfolio as a company’s needs grow.”
In order to help accelerate PLM capabilities amongst mid-market manufacturers in Asia Pacific, UGS formed the Velocity Series Consortium with HP and Intel. The Consortium is dedicated to the development of solutions and services helping manufacturers reduce costs and minimize barriers to innovation. For more information, visit www.vsconsortium.net.
About UGS Velocity Series
The UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the product lifecycle management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Mid-size manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS’ industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.
Note: UGS, Femap, NX, Solid Edge, Teamcenter, Transforming the process of innovation and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the expected benefits of the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, partnering strategy, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.