Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
PLANO, Texas, June 9, 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 UGS PLM Software-sponsored racing teams Andretti Green Racing and KB Racing – whose cars are developed with the help of UGS PLM Software technology – won the IndyCar® Series Milwaukee A.J. Foyt IndyCar 225 and NHRA Pro Stock O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals respectively.
Andretti Green Racing driver Tony Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar Series champion, won the Milwaukee A.J. Foyt IndyCar 225 for the second consecutive year. This is Kanaan’s second IndyCar Series win this year and his ninth career IndyCar Series victory. Teammate Dario Franchitti, who won the Indy 500 last week, finished second and moved into the lead in the IndyCar Series driver championship.
KB Racing’s Greg Anderson, the three-time NHRA Pro Stock world champion, won the O’Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals. This win, Anderson’s fifth this season, combined with teammate Jason Line’s win at the O’Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals gives KB Racing six of the first eight races this season.
“UGS PLM Software congratulates Andretti Green Racing and KB Racing on their tremendous success,” said Dave Shirk, executive vice president of Global Marketing for UGS. “The fact that UGS PLM Software sponsored race teams continue to bring home victories week after week is proof that our PLM technology is the best on the race track. UGS PLM Software is helping our race teams win the same way we help our customers win, by providing the best PLM technology in the market.”
A Tradition of Technology and Tracks
UGS PLM Software has a long tradition providing UGS NXTM software, UGS’ comprehensive digital product development solution, and UGS TeamcenterTM software, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, through racing sponsorships. Hendrick Motorsports, winner of the 2006 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; Joe Gibbs Racing, winner of the 2005 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; Roush Fenway Racing, winner of the 2003 and 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Championship; and Andretti Green Racing, winner of the 2004 and 2005 Indy Racing League® (IRL) IndyCar® Series Championship; have been using UGS PLM Software for several years to help develop their cars and improve their performance on the race track. KB Racing, winner of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Stock Championship for four straight years, began using UGS PLM Software technology in 2005, and the Renault F1 Team, winner of the 2005 Formula One Drivers and Constructors Championships, established a partnership in 2004 using UGS Tecnomatix™ software, UGS PLM Software’s best-in-class digital manufacturing solution.
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.