08 March 2010

UNOX Selects Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter to Enhance Enterprise Data Management

PLANO, Texas, and MILAN, Italy, March 8, 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 UNOX S.p.A. selected Teamcenter® software, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution, as its company-wide PLM system to help reduce time-to-market, enhance decision making, optimize resources and better control projects and process development.

UNOX, established in 1990, has quickly become a leading global company for the design and production of professional ovens for the baking, pastry and gastronomy markets, thanks to a continuous process of research and innovation. By developing a PLM strategy, the Italian company now plans to connect all product data, making it easier to access information and enhance cooperation among all involved parties.

UNOX selected Teamcenter following an extensive evaluation process against competing solutions. Teamcenter proved to be the best solution for UNOX as it met all key criteria out-of-the box without requiring any customization. The company cited the quality of the solution, the reliability of direct support, and implementation time as key decision making factors.

UNOX will use Teamcenter to enhance its product development, process engineering, engineering data management, and to consolidate existing legacy systems, including Pro/E® software and ERP SAP® software. Beyond easing data sharing within the group and with the suppliers, Teamcenter automatically acquires best practice knowledge for future traceability, promoting innovation and efficiency.

“UNOX required a unique environment, to connect product development, manufacturing and services to enhance innovation and help reduce time-to-market,” said Enrico Franzolin, president, UNOX. “Based on our extensive evaluation, the PLM backbone based on Teamcenter could support separate product and management data in an easily accessible knowledge centre which could be accessed across the company to enable everyone to make the most of different applications. Siemens PLM Software helped us build a solid awareness of our needs and of the different solutions with total transparency, clearness and simplicity.”

Fabio Duregon, technical manager, UNOX added, “More than buying a product and implementing services, we have invested in a consultancy relationship. The consistent approach of the Siemens PLM Software team stood as a further warranty: all the professionals we met have shown the same competency, professionalism and passion to help UNOX succeed.”

“We are proud that an innovative company such as UNOX has selected Teamcenter to efficiently support its objectives for tighter synchronization and broader business reach,” said Franco Megali, vice president and managing director, Italy, Siemens PLM Software.

About UNOX S.p.A.

Born in 1990, UNOX imposed itself quickly in the international market as a leading company for the production of professional ovens, for the bakery, pastry and gastronomy markets. The evolution of UNOX passes through the development of its Organization, the Improvement and the Widening of the range of the products and the increase of the company asset. UNOX’s growth is the acknowledgment that the market has given and is giving to this evolution: today UNOX is number one in the world for selling professional ovens in one year. Based in Vigodarzere (PD), UNOX operates in 85 countries around the world, of which Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, United States and Japan stand as the main markets. Its products range in six product lines, each one including a broad variety of ovens and accessories (hood, leavener, stand, washing systems, etc). UNOX’s business has constantly grown, reaching the annual output of about 60.000 manufactured product units, and extends to a series of small business companies, connected into a common collaborative model.

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. Pro/E is a trademark or a registered trademark of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. SAP is a trademark or registered trademark of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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