Aerospace & Defense
Innovation and collaborative, synchronized program management for new programs
BEIJING, July 21, 2009 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment Co., Ltd., (Zhefu) a producer of hydropower equipment, selected an integrated suite of Siemens PLM Software technology to gain competitive advantage.
Zhefu needed a PLM solution to support its strategy to develop hydropower equipment to meet the most demanding requirements both domestically within China’s fast-growing market as well as overseas. Zhefu’s quest for a PLM solution was driven by the company’s need for a more efficient and comprehensive product lifecycle management solution that would help boost its capability to design leading-edge machinery.
Zhefu’s comprehensive Siemens PLM Software solution will enable 3D CAD product development, digital design, modeling and product data management through the use of the following products:
NX, NX Nastran, Teamcenter and Solid Edge provide the proven mechanical engineering and product information management solutions which will help Zhefu effectively coordinate product-related activities both within the organization and with the company’s suppliers and customers.
NX will allow Zhefu to rapidly and efficiently develop 3D digital prototypes for sophisticated hydropower equipment, through powerful modeling and simulation functions. These prototypes can then be tested in a virtual environment by solving analysis problems using NX Nastran. Solid Edge will allow Zhefu to migrate from 2D to 3D design, and Teamcenter will enhance collaboration within the company and with customers across the globe.
“NX, NX Nastran and Solid Edge improve our competitive position in both China’s domestic and the global hydropower markets by enabling us to develop superior products and services. For example, we can more quickly create and deliver a component which will fit exactly within the machinery, which is essential for the rapid motion of hydropower equipment. The superior data and resource management capabilities in Teamcenter enhance efficiency and collaboration across the enterprise while boosting overall product lifecycle management. Zhefu selected Siemens PLM Software’s product portfolio based on its proven track record for success in the hydropower industry.” said Zhao Zhiqiang, vice president at Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment Co.
“Siemens PLM Software solutions are the ideal tools to enable China’s hydropower industry to develop leading-edge equipment to meet the country’s burgeoning demand for energy. We are pleased that our NX, NX Nastran, Solid Edge and Teamcenter software can help Zhefu realize its strategic objective to advance to the forefront of the global hydropower sector as well as to help meet the country’s ambitious plans for greener power generation by efficiently harnessing the country’s hydropower resources,” said Chuck Yuan, senior vice president and general manager, Greater China, Siemens PLM Software.
Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment Co. Ltd. (Zhefu) was originally a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment Headquarters Plant attached to China State Power Co. Ltd. In March 2004, it initiated transformation of the enterprise and in August 2007, became a joint stock limited liability company established by sponsorship. Presently Zhefu is one of China’s largest manufacturers of high-tech private large and medium-sized hydropower equipment. The rapid development of the company has been widely acclaimed and has created an outstanding opportunity for innovation in a high-growth industry. The goals of Zhefu are continuous upgrading of its operations, the internationalization of its brands through development of its intellectual property guided by the vision of establishing an advanced internationally competitive electrical equipment manufacturing base.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly six million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) 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 industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.
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