PLANO, Texas -- EDS today announced Suzuki has selected its Product Lifecycle Ma nagement (PLM) software and services as the corporate standard for global produc t development throughout Suzuki and its entire supply chain. The agreement, terms of which were not disclosed, creates a framework to facilit ate the acquisition and deployment of EDS Unigraphics NX and Teamcenter so ftware solutions for Suzukis complete line of automobiles and motorcycles. Suzuki is committed to building superior quality into every one of its pro ducts while constantly developing new products with speed and efficiency, said Hiroshi Tsuda, Senior Managing Director and Board Member, Suzuki Motor Corp oration . We believe EDSs PLM software and services will be the key tool for us in order to achieve this goal. With this strategic agreement and tools provided, we will be enhancing sup plier collaboration, reducing delivery time, minimizing development costs and -- most importantly -- maximizing customer satisfaction for every product we manuf acture.
Teamcenter and Unigraphics NX
As a part of this agreement, Suzuki will initially deploy more than 450 licenses of EDS Teamcenter Engineering and Teamcenter Visualization, the industry leading suite of integrated PLM software applications. Teamcenter serves as an o rganizations product knowledge pipeline and includes solutions for global collaboration, product visualization, data management, process workflow and proj ect management. In addition, Suzuki will deploy the same number of licenses of Unigraphics NX, E DS world-class total product engineering software used to design, analyze and manufacture many of todays most sophisticated products. Suzukis selection of EDS PLM Solutions software and services o ver those of our competitors serves as further validation of our long-term strat egy, said Tony Affuso, president, EDS PLM Solutions. By understanding and focusing on the needs and desires of our clie nts and their customers, we are able to maximize the value we create throughout the extended enterprise. We are proud of our relationship with Suzuki and its g lobal suppliers and we look forward to continuing to work together well into the future.
EDS PLM Solutions -- Leaders in the Automotive Industry
The Suzuki contract further solidifies EDS PLM Solutions leadership positi on in the automotive sector. To date, more than 130,000 seats of ED S PLM software are in use at the worlds top 25 automotive original equipme nt manufacturers (OEMs). We are extremely gratified to have Suzuki join the impressive list of auto motive OEMs who have decided to specify one or more of our PLM software products as their corporate standard, said Bob Nierman, president of automotive, E DS PLM Solutions. EDS PLM Solutions is clearly the leading supplier in th is industry, and this contract reflects the trust our clients place in our produ cts and services. This deployment of EDS PLM software and services for Suzuki is being managed by Fujitsu/DIPRO, EDS distributor for its PLM Solutions line of business in J apan.
About Suzuki Motor Corporation
Starting business in 1909 as Suzuki Loom Works, the firm was incorporated in 192 0. Since foundation in Hamamatsu, Japan, SUZUKI has steadily grown and expanded. Today, constantly going forward to meet changing lifestyles, the SUZUKI name is seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors and related p roducts such as generators and motorized wheelchairs, and even prefabricated sto rage sheds and houses. The
is recognized by people througho ut the world as a brand of quality products that offer both reliability and orig inality. SUZUKI stands behind this global symbol with asure determination to maintain this confidence in the future as well, never sto pping in creating such advanced ’value-packed products’.
EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation, bus iness transformation and operational solutions for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the wor ld’s best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customer s’ trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world’s leading companies and governments i n 60 countries. EDS reported revenues of $21.5 billion in 2002. The company’s st ock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Ex change. Note to Editors: Unigraphics and Teamcenter are registered trademarks of EDS or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademar ks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.