22 October 2007

Siemens PLM Software Launches Teamcenter 2007 in China, Pushing Boundaries Forward in the PLM Industry

BEIJING, October 25, 2007 – Siemens 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 unveiled details of its Teamcenter™ 2007 software at a press briefing in Beijing. The new version of Teamcenter – Siemens PLM Software’s collaborative product data management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio – provides greater manageability, productivity, teamwork and control for the manufacturing industry.

Teamcenter 2007 includes a number of enhancements and features that simplify and accelerate implementations, enhance productivity, streamline collaboration and expand control of the entire product lifecycle process. Its fully unified architecture presents a complete end-to-end PLM portfolio.

“We are confident that Teamcenter 2007, which is built on a complete Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) using the latest IT standards, will help a greater number of Chinese manufacturers to actively participate in Global Innovation Networks,” said Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, Siemens PLM Software. “By deploying Teamcenter 2007, Chinese enterprises will benefit greatly from lower total cost of ownership and achieve greater productivity. I believe this experience will change the perceptions – which many Chinese enterprises still have – of PLM as ‘computer aided design (CAD) + product data management (PDM)’ software, and help them implement Teamcenter more strategically.”

“We selected Teamcenter to establish the whole-process of cooperation between channels, customers, our supply chains and suppliers,” said Zhan Li, director of IT Department for Haier Group. “Haier attaches great importance to information construction to meet requirements for implementing a global branding strategy. In our opinion, computerization is not a tool but the main component of corporate competitiveness. By deploying PLM, the number of components has been decreased by 29 percent, and enabled Haier to build a standardized system.”

“Teamcenter enables us to build an integrated distributed collaboration management platform for product R&D and manufacturing, and provides us with a single source of knowledge for company product data management and decision making,” said Sun Baodong, CIO of DHI. DCW Group Co., Ltd. “Through effective reuse of knowledge, we have significantly improved our product quality and reduced our R&D and design cycle by 17 percent, while production preparation time has been improved by 20 percent.”

“We have selected Teamcenter for management and reuse of the lifecycle data and knowledge of integrated products and to support collaboration between our customers and the global subsidiaries of JCI. This allows us to promote the concurrent design activities of the development teams,” said Ni Jiawen, director of Technical Center for Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson Controls Seating Co., Ltd. “Teamcenter is currently used in development projects and has significantly reduced the costs from concept design to mass production.”

In China, an extensive range of customers use Teamcenter across different industries, especially automotive, aerospace and defense, high-tech electronics and machinery. These clients include large enterprises such as SAIC, Chery Automobile Co., Ltd., Shanghai Yanfeng Johnson Controls Seating Co., Ltd., Haier Group, Hisense, Konka, Changhong, Shenyang Liming Aero-Engine Group Corporation, Harbin Turbine Co., Ltd., Hongdu Aviation Industry Group Ltd., DHI. DCW Group Co., Ltd., and many others.

For more information, please visit www.siemens.com/teamcenter.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens 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, Siemens 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 Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

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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