21 December 2004

Leading Taiwanese Auto Manufacturer Selects Tecnomatix to Accelerate Car Production Cycles, Production Line Efficiency

HERZLIA, Israel – December 21, 2004 – Yulon Motor Company, the leading manufacturer of automobiles and related parts in Taiwan, has selected Tecnomatix (NASDAQ: TCNO) eMPower™ software and services to improve the productivity of its manufacturing operations. Yulon represents a strategic entry to the Taiwanese market for Tecnomatix, extending the company’s presence in the rapidly growing Asia Pacific marketplace. Following an extensive competitive evaluation process, Yulon chose Tecnomatix to support its efforts to accelerate car production cycles and improve efficiency of their production lines. Yulon will employ a full suite of eMPower solutions for process planning, enabling the company to digitally design and validate manufacturing processes in both Body-in-White (BIW) and final assembly operations. Such capability will support Yulon’s focus on throughput and product sequencing to match an increasingly build-to-order economic environment. Yulon will rely on Tecnomatix eMPower solutions to provide a production resource library and API development kit, as well as to perform several functions, including:
  • Line balancing and product sequencing
  • Final assembly planning, simulation and optimization
  • Material flow simulation and visualization
  • Robotics simulation
Tecnomatix will also provide training, product and resource data collection, station modeling and other services to support the introduction of the products. “This agreement with Yulon represents an important milestone for Tecnomatix, reinforcing the growth of our business in Asia Pacific and the continued adoption of our eMPower solutions across the automotive industry,” said Jaron Lotan, president and chief executive officer, Tecnomatix Technologies. “Tecnomatix is uniquely equipped to support Yulon’s efforts to improve the efficiency and productivity of its manufacturing operations,” said Mr Chen Hsiang Yao, vice president, Yulon Motor Company. “With eMPower, we can look forward to improvements in both production efficiency and vehicle time-to-market.” About Yulon Yulon Motor Company is Taiwan’s leading automotive and automotive parts manufacturer and service company, with total holdings of over US$538 million. Yulon has strategic partnerships with Nissan and Renault that are expanding its market reach beyond the shores of Taiwan. Yulon has been recognized for several major advancements, including the introduction of the first motor vehicle designed in Taiwan. Yulon is an innovative enterprise that has insisted on the importance of R&D ever since its establishment. The company’s impressive Yulon Asia Technical Center (YATC) plays a key role in Nissan’s international job sharing, creating even better Nissan cars for sale in Taiwan, Southeast Asia and other regions. For more information, visit www.yulon-motor.com.tw.