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19 May 2008

Patella Manufacturing Selects Siemens PLM Software's Solid Edge

PLANO, Texas, May 19, 2008 – 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 Patella Manufacturing Inc., a leading manufacturer of architectural millwork and custom office furniture, purchased 24 seats of Solid Edge® 3D CAD software from Siemens PLM Software partner Designfusion, a focused technology solution provider to the Canadian manufacturing and design community.

Patella selected Solid Edge over competitive solutions from SolidWorks and Autodesk. Solid Edge is the core CAD component of the Velocity Series™, Siemens PLM Software’s portfolio for the mid-market.

“Solid Edge will reduce both design errors and rework we experienced with 2D AutoCAD and will enhance communication between engineering and manufacturing,” said Darlo Pack, executive vice president, Patella. “Solid Edge also proved to be the best option for handling our legacy 2D data.”

Patella also based its investment decision on future needs for integrated product data management (PDM) Teamcenter® Express is the collaborative PDM product in the Velocity Series.

“We are growing and recognize that we need more than just design solutions from our technology provider,” said Pack. “We prefer working with one source for those multiple technologies and Siemens was the only provider with that option.”

"Patella's vision impressed us and creates an opportunity to build a technology partnership based on advanced integrated solutions that, until recently, were only available to very large companies," said Kevin Johnstone, president of Designfusion.

“Designfusion excels in its customer relationships and in its ability to articulate the business value of our products, key factors that ensure long-term success for their manufacturing customers in Canada,” said Phil Taylor, vice president, Canada operations, Siemens PLM Software. “The combination of Designfusion and Siemens PLM Software provides manufacturers with a premium combination of technology and support.”

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. Velocity Series, Solid Edge and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks 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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Dora Smith
+1 314 264 8480
dora.smith@siemens.com