07 February 2005

LISI Automotive Selects UGS’ NX™ and Teamcenter® Product Lifecycle Management Software as Corporate Standard

FOR RELEASE Monday, February 7, 2005

 PARIS and PLANO, Texas – UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that LISI Automotive, a world-leading provider of link solutions for passenger car manufacturers and a top specialist for engineered components for tier-one suppliers to the automotive industry, has standardized on UGS’ NX™ and Teamcenter® solutions.

LISI Automotive’s decision followed a detailed benchmark of various PLM systems.  The company wanted a single tool to standardize its product development process and collaboration with the ability to trace and control the design, manufacture and industrialization cycle of its products.  UGS’ PLM software will replace various existing systems to improve productivity and time-to-market.

LISI selected NX, UGS’ digital product development solution, because of its functional excellence and the richness of its applications, which can address LISI Automotive’s various trades, including plastic, stamping and progressive die.  The company selected Teamcenter, UGS’ collaborative development solution and the de facto standard for PLM,over competitive products because of its comprehensive collaboration capabilities, particularly with respect to collaboration across all sites and current software solutions, as well as with key customers and suppliers.

“This large scale implementation will enable us to optimize our development processes, to have a perfect command of the key stakes and stages and to make available all technical documentation at the same time at all the sites.  Our objective is to use these tools to drive international growth for LISI Automotive,” said Bernard Cerf, project leader of LISI Automotive.

UGS will partner with LISI Automotiveto deploy NX and Teamcenter in all its design offices in France and Germany and in its factories throughout the world in 24 months.  The technical data from various existing databases will be transferred to the new UGS system in order to have a single technical reference source, to homogenize the development tools and to give access to the globally dispersed teams to allow for sharing of information.

“We are extremely gratified to see LISI Automotive join the list of automotive companies that have decided to specify one or more of our PLM software products as their corporate standard,” said Pascal Zehren, managing director of UGS France.  “UGS is a leading supplier in this industry, and this contract reflects the trust our clients place in our products and services.  It is a credit to our people and technologies.”

The LISI Automotive contract further solidifies UGS’ PLM leadership position in the automotive industry.  To date, more than 155,000 seats of UGS’ software are in use at the world’s top 25 automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

NX is a next-generation digital product development system that helps companies transform the product lifecycle.  With the industry’s broadest suite of integrated applications, NX touches the full range of development processes in product design, engineering and manufacturing.  NX allows clients to conceive, design, engineer and validate discretely manufactured products – and capture their product definitions – in a fully digital environment.

Teamcenter, the de facto standard for PLM, 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 leads the PLM industry with digital product development, engineering process management and product knowledge management solutions that deliver fast time-to-value.


About LISI Automotive

LISI Automotiveis a world leading provider of link solutions for passenger car manufacturers and a top specialist for engineered components for 1st tier suppliers to the automotive business.

LISI Automotiveis a first tier supplier and ships directly to most European manufacturers, including PSA, Renault, BMW, the VW Group, GM-Opel, Mercedes, as well as to leading global equipment manufacturers such as TRW, Delphi, Faurecia, the TI Group, SMI Koyo, Autoliv and Bosch.

The automotive sector as a whole accounts for over 80% of LISI Automotive’s sales, which also has key positions in such niche sectors as heavy trucks (Volvo-RVI), electrical connectors (Schneider) and sink fasteners (Franke). For more information on LISI Automotive, please visit www.LISI-automotive.com

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. 

Note to editors:  UGS, Teamcenter and NX are registered trademarks or trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.  All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.