28 January 2010

Diehl Aircabin Selects Teamcenter to Help Optimize Processes, Enhance Collaboration and Boost Innovation

COLOGNE, Germany, and PLANO, Texas, January 28, 2010 – 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 Diehl Aircabin, one of the leading developers and manufacturers of cabin interiors and system elements for the international aircraft industry, selected Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used PLM system, to help optimize processes, enhance collaboration and boost innovation.

Diehl Aircabin, designs, develops and manufactures cabin modules, crew rest compartments and air distribution systems for the civil aircraft industry, including the new wide-body Airbus® A350 aircraft. Up until 2008, Diehl Aircabin was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus and is now one of the major First Tier Suppliers for aircraft manufacturers.

Diehl Aircabin selected Teamcenter, Siemens PLM Software’s industry-leading digital lifecycle management portfolio, following an extensive evaluation process which included a detailed presentation of the cost-benefit analysis and intensive consideration and calculation of the return on investment (ROI). Teamcenter was selected because Diehl Aircabin was convinced of its broad functional range including its ability to more easily configure and visualize complex processes and its open architecture that enhances collaboration and opens the way to an end-to-end PLM strategy. The company aims to utilize these capabilities to optimize its engineering processes and strengthen cooperation with international partners and customers.

"Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter portfolio, will help optimize our engineering process topography,” said Markus Marschall, CFO, Diehl Aircabin. "Visualizing all engineering processes in Teamcenter, this system will give us complete control over our complex engineering environments. We will also benefit from Siemens PLM Software’s longstanding expertise and PLM market leadership in the aerospace and defense industry.”

"The selection of Teamcenter by a leading aviation and space company such as Diehl Aircabin further validates the breadth and depth of our solution and the fit of our technology," said Martien Merks, senior vice president and managing director, Germany, Siemens PLM Software. "This also continues a trend that strengthens our position as a preferred PLM supplier to the aerospace and defense industry."

Teamcenter helps boost innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with a single source for product and process knowledge. The extensive portfolio of proven solutions for digital lifecycle management included in Teamcenter is based on an open architecture that supports an end-to-end PLM strategy.

About Siemens PLM Software

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 6.7 million licensed seats and 63,000 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.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls 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 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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

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