16 March 2010

ads-tec Leverages Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter for Product Data Management

NUREMBERG, Germany and PLANO, Texas, March 16, 2010 - 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 ads-tec GmbH, provider of robust IT solutions and products for the industrial sector, selected Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used PLM system, for product data management.

Teamcenter, which enables ads-tec to centrally manage all its product data, is currently being used in ads-tec’s ‘Computer & Network’ unit, which handles the development and sale of IT infrastructures and products, such as tablet PCs and terminals. The company also plans to migrate its ‘Machines & Systems’ unit in the automation division to Teamcenter.

"Teamcenter, which replaces existing legacy solutions, is the first commercial software we have used as a standard system for product lifecycle and process data management," said Markus Speidel, CEO, ads-tec. "From a strategic perspective, Teamcenter is the best solution for ads-tec. First, it provides us with requirements management features, and second, we can easily manage all product data via its open architecture.”

ads-tec plans to use Teamcenter for mechanical construction and for electronics and software development activities. Teamcenter provides ads-tec with a PLM solution to master complex development processes and ensure the quality of product data. Teamcenter also supports requirements management features for customers, markets and products.

"The fact that, with our partner CAE Consulting, we were able to prove to ads-tec the merits of Teamcenter, is confirmation that Teamcenter is a beneficial tool for any size business,” said Martien Merks, senior vice president and managing director, Germany, Siemens PLM Software. "Teamcenter focuses on our customers' requirements with precision and gives ads-tec an end-to-end PLM solution that can be extended to cover future developments."

About ads-tec

ads-tec has more than 25 years of experience as an established provider of top-quality IT products for use in industrial sectors. Though being on the small side in its sector with a workforce of around 200, the company consistently demonstrates innovative excellence and exceptional commitment to its employees. Awards like the TOP JOB Award in 2009, the innovation award Innovationspreis LK Esslingen 2009 or a prize honoring young companies in Baden-Württemberg in 2008 give example among other achievements. Based in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, ads-tec's data technology and system technology divisions develop and market hardware and software for demanding industrial use under the slogan "the rugged world of IT". As a systems provider, its automation division offers an integrated range of services from single machines to large scale plants for process automation.

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 6.7 million licensed seats and 63,000 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.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls 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 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter is a trademark or 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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