19 June 2007

Hidral Selects UGS PLM Software’s Teamcenter for its Product Lifecycle Management Initiative

NEW YORK, June 19, 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 Hidral, S.A., a Spanish company specializing in elevator design and manufacturing, selected UGS PLM Software’s UGS Teamcenter™ solution in order to transform their process of innovation through knowledge sharing and optimizing the product development process.

UGS PLM Software made the announcement in conjunction with its annual industry analyst event, at which key company executives plan to share the company’s go-forward vision for the PLM and production automation markets. 

Hidral selected UGS Teamcenter because of its extensive ability to manage complex data and collaborate between diverse product development teams.  UGS Teamcenter will be deployed by Hidral to reduce design times and improve information exchange during project development.  The UGS Teamcenter implementation allows the company to increase its design and engineering capabilities, using the integration with suppliers and customers.

 “Although we evaluated other commercial solutions during the project viability phase, we finally opted for UGS Teamcenter.  It will allow us to conveniently represent our product thanks to its configurator and will facilitate the global management of the overall lifecycle.  Besides these technical criteria, we know we can count on a technology partner like UGS PLM Software to develop mid-term projects,” said Francisco F. Coronado, manager of the Information Systems Department, Hidral, S.A.  “We hope that this collaboration project with UGS PLM Software, through ADS (Arion Data System), will provide us with a solid base for our information systems to enable us to tackle the challenges associated with our growth.”

“It is a pleasure for us to offer our services to a world-class company like Hidral, which has registered a successful expansion and consolidation process in the Spanish market,” said Paul Vogel, UGS PLM Software senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “With UGS Teamcenter, Hidral will experience a transformation of its innovation process, becoming one of thousands of companies that are already experiencing the benefits of this tool.”

About Hidral
The Firm, founded in 1975 and specialized on the production and supply of complete elevator platforms, has become a strategic supplier of fully equipped elevators, expanding the product portfolio of numerous elevator provider enterprises, both nationwide and outside Spain. During this evolution, the firm has increased its portfolio, offering a wide range of products. Currently, in order to provide suitable delivery deadlines, the company has a 20,000m2 office, divided into two production centers and 2,000m2 offices with a great investment in high-tech.     

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 4.4 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.


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