14 August 2007

UGS PLM Software Expands Velocity Series Channel

TAIPEI, Taiwan, August 14, 2007 – UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that GrandTech CG Systems Inc. and CADMEN Group’s Flowmen Technology Company Ltd. are now members of its Global Channel Partner Program and are authorized to sell the company’s UGS Velocity Series™ solutions in Taiwan.

“Taiwan’s mid-size manufacturers have always been the moving force of the local economy,” said Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, Siemens UGS PLM Software.  “Facing constantly changing and complex product development processes, they have to make good use of PLM tools and build their procedure knowledge bank so that R&D personnel can quickly obtain the necessary information. This enables them to compete with their larger counterparts around the world.”

“We are glad to welcome GrandTech and Flowmen, two powerful names in the industry, as partners.  We believe that their professionalism and technical service capabilities will bring high-quality and cost-effective PLM solutions and services to Taiwan’s growing businesses,” added Lübberstedt.

“Taiwan’s mid-markets understand the role of product launch timing in shaping their market competitiveness,” said Peter Hung, general manager of Grandtech CG Systems. “Thus, lower-cost PLM systems such as UGS Velocity Series allow them to upgrade product development flows, while at the same time improving the relevant management qualities of product development lifecycles. By obtaining distribution rights for UGS Velocity Series, we can provide, through many years of experience in drawing and multimedia, an excellent tool for PLM for local manufacturing industry growing businesses.”

Nerow Yang, Chairman of Flowmen Technology, noted that in the face of global competition, the manufacturing industry has to confront the issues of how to carry out product innovation and joint development so as to shorten product lifecycle, two factors that determine a company’s continued survival. “Our participation in the UGS PLM Software’s channel program will undoubtedly boost our expertise and operations advantages in R&D services and consultant work as we offer low-cost, high-efficiency PLM solutions and services to mid-size manufacturers in Taiwan.  Flowmen has already integrated UGS Velocity Series solutions with various types of CAE-optimized design analysis solutions in an effort to provide the industry with the most beneficial integrated R&D platform and tools,” added Yang.

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 PLM Software’s industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.

About UGS PLM Software
UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide.  Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services.  For more information on UGS PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/ugs.

About Siemens Automation and Drives
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.

Note:  Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG.  UGS and UGS Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.


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