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19 May 2008

Dedini, a Leading Capital Goods Manufacturer in Brazil, Selects Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter Technology to Enhance Collaboration

PLANO, Texas, and SAO PAULO, Brazil, May 19, 2008 - Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Dedini S/A Indústrias de Base selected Teamcenter® software as its engineering product data management platform to enhance efficiency and collaboration.

Teamcenter, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, will allow Dedini to better manage product data throughout its engineering department. Teamcenter will serve as the central repository of data for multiple existing systems. This selection is the first step in Dedini’s corporate strategy to build a global collaboration platform that manages all engineering data within a single system to provide enhanced product development capacity and improve the speed of innovation.

“The combination of Siemens, Siemens PLM Software and Teamcenter’s exceptional capability made our decision easy,” said Pedro Anchieta, IT Director, Dedini.” Teamcenter will provide the platform to manage a single-source of engineering data, enabling us to enhance knowledge sharing and collaboration throughout the enterprise.”

“We are pleased to have Dedini, one of Brazil’s leading companies, place their trust and confidence in Siemens and Siemens PLM Software. We knew that joining the Siemens’ family was the right choice and this win represents the latest example of the unique power of our integration,” said Dave Shook, senior vice president and managing director, Americas, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter technology will enable Dedini to consolidate enterprise-wide engineering data on a single open platform and will provide a scalable solution that can grow with the company and enhance innovation every step of the way.”

About Dedini

Dedini S/A Indústrias de Base manufactures parts, components, equipment, complete plants and units for different market segments. With headquarters in Piracicaba and units in Sertãozinho (SP), Maceió (AL) and Recife (PE), the group was founded 86 years ago and is a world leader in the supply of equipment and complete plants for the sugar/alcohol sector. At present, the distilleries designed and set up by Dedini are responsible for 80 per cent of the national production of alcohol and around 25 per cent of world production. The company has already furnished 120 complete factories, at a rate of about 24 per year.

Dedini develops new technologies through research projects and partnerships, to offer higher productivity and lower costs to its customers, such as those of integrated biodiesel and ethanol factories and alcohol distilleries.

The company’s team of professionals is trained to offer a variety of services, such as viability studies, initial process evaluations, engineering projects, manufacture of equipment, supervision of assembly, assembly and installation of industries in a variety of areas such as: sugar and ethanol; foods, juices and drinks; biodiesel; cellulose and paper; breweries; cement; energy and cogeneration; fertilizers; hydroelectrics; mining and metallurgy; petroleum, gas and petrochemicals; chemicals; metallurgy and effluent treatment.

Dedini today employs more than 5000 staff and exports 15 percent of its turnover to 25 countries such as the United States, Jamaica, Mexico, Canada and Sweden, among others.

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 5.5 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens 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 Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems 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.


Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter is a registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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Salim Rahimi
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salim.rahimi@siemens.com