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NEW YORK, June 19, 2007 – UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Fischer Automotive Systems GmbH, a global automotive supplier that produces kinematics components, will use UGS Teamcenter™ software, UGS PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution, for the development and production of multifunctional car interior pieces such as ashtrays and air vents, and for the kinematics of individual components.
UGS PLM Software made the announcement in conjunction with its annual industry analyst event, at which key company executives plan to share the company’s go-forward vision for the PLM and production automation markets.
The Fischer Group has used UGS NX™ software, UGS PLM Software’s digital product development solution, for more than 20 years in its construction and manufacturing processes and will now use UGS Teamcenter as its product data management solution to manage the company’s large data repository, enhance collaboration and leverage product knowledge expertise that exists within its worldwide network of offices. The Fischer Group selected UGS Teamcenter for its collaboration capability, proven scalability and open platform which enables the company to manage product data from multiple computer-aided design (CAD) systems.
“Fischer and UGS PLM Software have been collaborating for many years and we are delighted that we have succeeded in expanding our partnership with a view to optimizing our global capacities,” said Rolf Hauger, CAx team leader of Fischer Automotive Systems. “With UGS Teamcenter we can now coordinate several CAD systems into one and use it globally.”
“Thanks to the open system architecture, leading customers, like Fischer, can use UGS Teamcenter as their PLM backbone to manage product data from multiple vendors with great ease,” said Paul Vogel, UGS PLM Software senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “UGS Teamcenter will enable Fischer to optimize available operating resources and, as a result, improve the quality of its products.”
About Fischer Automotive Systems
Fischer Automotive Systems is a globally active automotive supplier and belongs to the Fischer Holding GmbH & Co.KG group of companies, which is synonymous with a family-run group of outstandingly innovative companies. Fischer Automotive Systems produces kinematics components, ranging from simple and low-cost to extremely complex and convenient kinematics functions for vehicle interiors. The company creates drafts, developments and designs using 3D CATIA or Unigraphics. Fischer Automotive Systems ensures the results using volume and function models, movement simulations, FMEAs, mold-flow tests and other tools. http://www.fischer-automotive-systems.de.
About UGS PLM Software
UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.4 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on UGS PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/ugs.
About Siemens Automation and Drives
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.
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