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26 June 2008

Voltran WEG Selects Siemens PLM Software to Increase Growth Opportunities

PLANO, Texas and MEXICO CITY, June 26, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Voltran WEG, a power transformer manufacturer in Latin America and Mexico, has selected Solid Edge® software and Teamcenter® software as the key solutions to expedite order processing and increase efficiency in its engineering department, and ultimately, its overall production process.

Voltran WEG was created as a result of a 2006 joint venture between Voltran, a Mexican company servicing the power industry since 1980 and WEG, a Brazilian supplier in the same sector. The joint venture has resulted in a significant increase in manufacturing capabilities at the Voltran WEG plant in Tizayuca, Mexico. With combined manufacturing and management resources, Voltran WEG has expanded its reach to service clients from all over the world.

With the emergence of these new business opportunities, the engineering department needed to revamp its operation process and adopt tools to enhance collaboration, expedite processes and enable an overall more efficient system in order to respond faster to new product orders.

“After our company leaders and end-users conducted an in-depth evaluation of technical offering, business value and IT support available, we were convinced that Siemens PLM Software was by far the best available option in the market,” said Roberto Alonso, chief of the Engineering Department, Voltran WEG.

Solid Edge offers Voltran WEG users a three-dimensional capacity to develop models and design digital prototypes integrated with the administration of the design, allowing for the sharing of application processes and workshop plans for production. It also offers precision when correcting the dimensions of preliminary designs and to verify pieces do not overlap prior to moving to production during the virtual assembly process.

By using Teamcenter as a single source of knowledge, Voltran WEG can now save time in design reviews and gather and share the necessary information, including all 3D models, in a simpler and faster process. This allows the engineers to do less paperwork and more creative design work.

"Siemens PLM Software develops solutions that enable companies to connect their processes into a cohesive system that enhances efficiency and improves management visibility throughout the product lifecycle. Voltran WEG’s decision to acquire our products exemplifies how great solutions backed by an excellent team make the difference in this industry," said Alfredo Treviño, vice president of Operations for Mesoamerica of Siemens PLM Software.

About Voltran WEG

Voltran WEG , one of the Power and Process Leaders in Mexico, has a customer portfolio that includes: Mexico’s Government, Caterpillar, ABB, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Electricité de France, Pemex, Areva, GE Supply, Iberdrola, Toyo Engineering, Nissan, Ford and Procter & Gamble. Voltran WEG employs a work force of over 200, and is located in Tizayuca, thirty miles north of Mexico City. The company’s sales reached $66 million in 2007. For more information, please visit: www.voltran.com.mx.

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.


Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Solid Edge and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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