14 August 2006

KALTENBACH Selects UGS’ Solid Edge 3D CAD Software

FOR RELEASE Monday, August 14, 2006

PLANO, Texas – UGS, a leading global supplier of software and services for product lifecycle management (PLM), today announced that KALTENBACH Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, a global supplier of machine tools, has selected Solid Edge® 3D CAD software to develop its range of circular and band saw machines as well as sectional steel processing systems. 

Solid Edge is a premier design-centric solution in the mid-range CAD industry and the core CAD component of the UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio.

Following evaluation of several competing products, KALTENBACH selected Solid Edge for its flexibility, user-friendly design and customer support.  In selecting and implementing the system, KALTENBACH was advised by UGS partner Solid System Team GmbH.

“The metalworking industry around the world still highly regards German quality machines,” said Valentin Kaltenbach, CEO of KALTENBACH Maschinenfabrik. “Our focus on quality and an improving economy push us to bring innovative products to market even faster. Solid Edge 3D CAD software from UGS will help us do this.”

“Solid Edge is a great fit for the machine tool manufacturers like KALTENBACH,” said Adrian Scholes, director of Solid Edge marketing for UGS. “Solid Edge simplifies design complexity by providing insight into design intent throughout the machine design process. It also provides a proven workflow for the entire machine design process from design reviews to final assembly.” For more information, visit www.ugs.com/solidedge.


KALTENBACH was founded in 1887 and is still in family hands. Its product range includes circular and band saw, and sectional steel processing systems. The Hans KALTENBACH engineering works in Lörrach is the head office of the KALTENBACH Group. Nine subsidiaries and 30 offices around the world handle sales and services for its systems. Its leading global market position is the product of a constant willingness to innovate, as well as the high quality demands the company puts on its products. Today, almost 120,000 of its machines are in use. Wherever metal is processed, KALTENBACH is synonymous with performance and reliability. For more information on KALTENBACH products and services, visit www.kaltenbach.com.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 46,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation. 

Note: UGS, Solid Edge and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademark of UGS Corp. 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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