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PLANO, Texas and BEIJING, October 27, 2009 – 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 Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co. has selected an integrated suite of Siemens PLM Software. United Force Corporation, Siemens PLM Software’s service provider, will install, implement and service this comprehensive Teamcenter® product lifecycle management solution bundled with NX™ CAD/CAE/CAM software, enabling Zoomlion’s construction machinery to tap the infrastructure expansion market accelerated by China’s stimulus package.
Zoomlion, a machinery manufacturer based in Changsha, Hunan Province, is a pioneer in China’s construction machinery industry, and is engaged in researching and manufacturing key equipment for construction of priority national infrastructure including building and transport as well as energy production. Zoomlion also has major operations in Changsha, Changde, Yiyang of Hunan province, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shanxi Province, and has erected nine industrial parks.
Zoomlion will use Teamcenter to consolidate several existing systems, providing a single source of product knowledge enabling seamless downstream management and use of multiple computer-aided design (CAD) systems including NX software and CAD data. The company plans to use Teamcenter for visualization and to directly link engineering with manufacturing and support departments as well as for connections with their customers and partners. To utilize these powerful solutions more effectively, after installation by a highly-skilled technical support team from United Force, Siemens PLM Software will hold technical and management exchanges.
“Zoomlion Concrete Machinery Company and Zoomlion Crane Company are committed to improving the quality and functionality of our construction machinery through tapping the most advanced technology to deliver world class products and service to our customers in China and overseas,” said Wang Yukun, information department director, Zoomlion Group. “The multi-CAD management capability of Teamcenter provides a single source of product data for internal and external use and Zoomlion Zhongbiao uses NX software that delivers 3D design capabilities that help Zoomlion reduce both operating costs and product development time.”
Zoomlion’s replacement of legacy systems and consolidation on Teamcenter as its single PDM platform is an endorsement of Teamcenter as a robust, open PLM platform,” said Chuck Yuan, senior VP and general manager, Greater China, Siemens PLM Software. “With more infrastructure projects coming on stream each month in China Teamcenter together with NX software will provide Zoomlion with a solution to make the most of this opportunity through enhanced collaboration and innovation while delivering design anywhere, build anywhere capabilities.”
Construction machinery is yet one more industry where China is leading the world in growth and where the country is becoming the largest market in the world. The 4 trillion yuan (US$586 billion) stimulus package that China announced last November is heavy on infrastructure spending and is expected to boost domestic demand for construction machinery this year, potentially offsetting a slowdown in exports and private-sector investment. Morgan Stanley expects the industry to achieve 5 percent growth in 2009.
Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd, founded in 1992, is a hi-tech publicly listed company employing more than 18,000 people. Zoomlion is a pioneer corporation in China’s construction machinery industry and one of the country’s top 103 innovative experimental enterprises in China. Zoomlion is engaged in research and development and production of manufacturing machinery for national priority infrastructure development such as construction, energy resource and transportation projects. Zoomlion has maintained average annual growth of more than 60 percent since its establishment and annual output value and sales revenues are more than RMB 20 billion.
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 nearly six million licensed seats and 56,000 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.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) 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 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 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.
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