10 June 2011

Siemens PLM Software Announces 2011 Asia Pacific Innovation Award Winner

SINGAPORE, June 10, 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 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has won the 2011 Asia Pacific Innovation Award. The award is presented to the Siemens PLM Software customer in Asia that has achieved exceptional business success through the use of PLM technology. Siemens PLM Software also recognized first runner-up Midea Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Group and second runner-up Shenyang Liming Aero-Engine (Group) Co. Ltd. for their outstanding submissions.

Siemens PLM Software presented the award at its annual Asia Pacific Executive Client Event (APECE), which brings together industry leaders to share PLM best practices and discuss how companies can leverage PLM to get ahead in today’s complex global economy.

The entries were evaluated by a panel of judges according to the unique business challenges each company faced, the steps and solutions that each company took to overcome the challenges, the innovation made possible by the PLM implementation, the benefits the PLM implementation enabled each company to gain, as well as the next steps in leveraging PLM solutions.

“Siemens PLM Software congratulates Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. on its well deserved win,” said Rajiv Ghatikar, vice president, Asia Pacific, Siemens PLM Software. “PLM has become a critical part of business strategies and execution in Asia and this award showcases how companies are incorporating PLM into their business structures and leveraging the technology to get ahead of the competition in today’s fast-moving global market.”

“We are exceptionally proud to be recognized with this award,” said Yasushi Yamamoto, General Manager, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “PLM has played an instrumental role in helping us achieve our business goal of meeting the diverse needs of our clients.”

“The submissions that we have seen this year have been of exceptional quality,” said Dr. Christopher Holmes, Director for IDC Manufacturing Insights – International. “This speaks very highly of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in being awarded this prize. Also, the level of quality we are seeing clearly illustrates how Asia Pacific companies are achieving business success with PLM.”

The winner and others recognized for their submissions will be invited to attend the 2012 Americas PLM Connection event. The winner will also be invited to attend Siemens PLM Software’s 2012 Analyst Event to present their PLM business case study.

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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