05 December 2012

Siemens PLM Technology to Help Tri-Ring Group Enhance Digital Design and Manufacturing

BEIJING, December 5, 2012 - Tri-Ring Group, one of China’s Top 500 manufacturing enterprises, has deployed Siemens’ NX™ software at its technical center and some of its subsidiaries in order to increase its digital design and manufacturing ability. NX is a leading integrated solution for computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering analysis (CAD/CAM/CAE) developed by Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) business unit. Tri-Ring Group, a leading player in China’s machinery and automotive manufacturing industries, selected NX following a thorough evaluation and selection process.

“Siemens PLM Software has achieved a number of successes in the automotive manufacturing industry, and is able to fully understand our current challenges and long-term development requirements,” said Tang Zhibiao, Director, Technology Research Center, Tri-Ring Group. “The successful deployment of NX will help us improve knowledge management during the design process, significantly reducing the number of errors and delays caused by design changes.”

Tri-Ring Group manufactures and sells special purpose vehicles, military vehicles, automotive components and CNC metal-forming equipment. The company cited Siemens’ proven history and expertise in the automotive industry as important selection criteria, along with its record of delivering advanced technologies that help companies improve knowledge management, increase efficiency and enhance decision making across the product lifecycle. With the majority of the world’s leading global and domestic automobile manufacturers using its PLM systems and related solutions, Siemens has established a number of successful PLM application models for China’s automotive industry.

“The goal of transforming any company into a digital enterprise is a significant undertaking and we are honored to be selected as Tri-Ring Group’s PLM technology partner in this mission,” said Leo Liang, Managing Director, Siemens PLM Software, Greater China. “We look forward to working with Tri-Ring on this transformation to help them create an environment to facilitate smarter decisions that ultimately lead to better products for their customers.”

Broad automotive leadership, unmatched momentum

Siemens PLM Software has experienced unmatched momentum and established a broad leadership position in the global automotive industry by adding several prominent automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and suppliers to its customer base over the past several years. Its technology is now used throughout product development and manufacturing by more than 90 percent of the world’s top 15 automotive OEMs and nearly 90 percent of the top 25 Tier One auto suppliers. In fact, Siemens PLM Software technology is used in the development of more than 80 percent of all the vehicles produced worldwide by all 47 of the world’s top OEMs ranked by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).

About Tri-Ring Group

Tri-Ring Group Corporation is a large provincial state-owned manufacturing enterprise supervised and administered by the state-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Hubei Provincial People’s Government (SASAC Hubei). With total assets of 15 billion RMB and more than 30,000 employees, the Group is mainly engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of special purpose vehicles, automobile components, mechanical and electronic products. The Group owns two listed companies: Tri-Ring Co., Ltd, and Xiangyang Automobile Bearings Co., Ltd, and is a leading enterprise in the machinery and automotive industry of Hubei.

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 7 million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better 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) supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology, and industrial software. With its software solutions, the Division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software, and Water Technologies. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/industryautomation

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