17 January 2011

Peguform Standardizes on Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter as its Global PLM Platform

PLANO, Texas, January 17, 2011 - 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 Peguform, a leading supplier to the automotive industry, has standardized on Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management solution, to manage all product data, documents and PLM processes. Teamcenter will gradually be deployed at all global locations.

Peguform, which manufactures plastic components, systems and complete elements for the automotive industry at 16 plants, selected Teamcenter in an effort to standardize all its PLM processes. Peguform is replacing its partially self-developed, complex mix of system environments. Prior to making this decision Peguform conducted an extensive six-month evaluation of various solutions, in which each provider had to show the ability to support a range of requirements for a fictional project.

“The extensive evaluation was particularly helpful in making our decision as we had around 30 employees from all areas of the business acting as a kind of jury, after all, every part of the company is affected by the decision,” said André Scheidhammer, Director/Head of Process Management at Peguform. “Teamcenter was the clear winner, coming out on top in almost every test area. The strong results combined with its proven performance in the marketplace made Teamcenter the best solution for Peguform and the perfect choice.”

Peguform initially began working with Tecnomatix® software, Siemens PLM Software’s industry-leading suite of digital manufacturing solutions, in 2005 to plan new manufacturing sites and production lines as well as streamline its manufacturing processes. The addition of Teamcenter gives the company a global end-to-end PLM platform. All relevant areas, from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), construction, production planning to office applications, will be integrated in a step-by-step phased model. Peguform plans to immediately switch CAD data and document management to Teamcenter, followed by other areas.

“This decision is further proof that Teamcenter gives the automotive industry a reliable tool for PLM tasks,” said Urban August, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Germany, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software is focused on supporting manufacturers and their suppliers to streamline their processes, and bring better products to market faster through the use of end-to-end PLM technology.”

About Peguform Group

Headquartered in Bötzingen, the Peguform Group is part of the CROSS-Industries Group. The globally active full-service component supplier has six plants in Germany, four in Spain and further production locations in China, Mexico, Brazil, Slovakia and Portugal. It develops, produces and supplies plastic components, systems and complete modules for vehicles around the world. From the interior to the shell, the products all deliver top performance. Around 6,500 employees around the globe contribute to the success of leading automotive manufacturers every day, generating revenue of around 1.2 billion euro in 2009. For more information visit www.peguform.de.

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 more than 69,500 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

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 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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