06 April 2005

UGS’ Teamcenter and NX Solutions Strengthen Wuxi Blade Works’ Leadership Position in the Turbine Blade Industry

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, April 6, 2005 BEIJING – UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Wuxi Blade Works, the leading turbine blade manufacturer in China, has selected UGS’ Teamcenter™ and NX™ software solutions, to support its objective to provide high quality products and reduce time-to-market.

Wuxi Blade Works is implementing NX’s high-end 3D design applications, within the managed development environment provided by Teamcenter, to gain a competitive advantage. The implementation of Teamcenter not only streamlines Wuxi Blade Works own engineering processes, but it positions the company to better collaborate with turbine OEMs in China; many of whom have already adopted Teamcenter as their PLM system of choice.

“Wuxi Blade Works has achieved an 80 percent market share in China. Implementing a PLM strategy will help us to maintain and grow our leadership position and upon completion we expect to have the world’s leading engineering environment in the turbine blade industry,” said Yan Qi, CEO of Wuxi Blade Works. “China is a dynamic market where manufacturers should keep upgrading their equipment and facilities to meet the changing market needs. We’re seeing the increasing adoption of Teamcenter in our industry, and we are delighted to work with UGS to achieve higher quality products and improved time to market.”

“UGS is committed to helping Chinese enterprises reach international standards through our solutions and expertise,” said Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, executive vice president, Asia Pacific, UGS. “We are honored to work with Wuxi Blade Works and we look forward to sharing even stronger success as we collaboratively implement a world-class PLM system for advancing their process.”

Teamcenter connects people and processes — creating, capturing, and sharing product knowledge to power innovation and productivity, through an integrated portfolio of proven solutions built on Teamcenter’s open PLM foundation.  Teamcenter is the de facto standard for PLM, delivering modular, out-of-the-box solutions to fit every company’s PLM vision.

NX is a next-generation digital product development system that enables companies to transform the entire product lifecycle. Encompassing the industry’s broadest suite of integrated applications, NX addresses the full range of development processes in product design, engineering and manufacturing.

UGS was recently selected as the Best PLM Vendor and one of the Top 10 Management Software Vendors in China by E-Business China and www.erpworld.net; and as the Best PLM/PDM Solutions Provider and the Best CAD Provider by National Informatization Evaluation Centre of China.  In addition, e-Work.net in China selected UGS Teamcenter as the 2004 China Manufacturing Industry Best IT Product in PLM Field for its excellent functionality.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM.

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