26 January 2005

Lighting Industry Leader Artemide Standardizes on UGS’ Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Solutions

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, January 26, 2005

MILAN -  UGS, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Artemide, an international leader in the lighting industry, will implement UGS’ Teamcenter™ and NX™ products as its corporate standards for PLM and digital product development.

Artemide will deploy Teamcenter, the de facto standard for PLM, to integrate and manage product information generated internally and by its customers. The company will use NX, UGS’ digital product development solution, for product design, engineering and manufacturing.

“The need to reduce design times and to develop designs simultaneously in different technical offices - as well as to make faster and faster changes - have led the company to adopt a reliable and popular system such as UGS’ software,” explained Paolo Leoni, design department manager at Artemide Group.  “Our existing system did not deliver enough reliability and potential according to our expectations. The need to deploy software allowing utmost modeling freedom, widely recognized on the market and used by most mold makers, has led us to choose UGS’ NX.”

“We develop more and more complex projects in terms of design, getting closer and closer to the limit of being able to incorporate the basic components. Employing UGS’ software, we expect to edit geometry and relative component positions much more quickly, so as to evaluate the visual impact and possibly repeat laboratory tests. Another element we expect to improve is the chance of interfacing our enterprise resource planning system,” added Leoni.

“We are pleased that an industry leading Italian lighting company such as Artemide has chosen our PLM solutions,” said Gian Cristoforo Bozano, Country Manager of UGS Italy.  “Industry leading companies like Artemide are recognizing the value of NX and Teamcenter’s ability to optimize production processes and further accelerate time-to-market.”

NX is a next-generation digital product development system that helps companies transform the product lifecycle.  With the industry’s broadest suite of integrated applications, NX touches the full range of development processes in product design, engineering and manufacturing.  NX allows clients to conceive, design, engineer and validate discretely manufactured products – and capture their product definitions – in a fully digital environment.

Teamcenter, the de facto standard for PLM, connects people and processes – creating, capturing and sharing product knowledge to power innovation and productivity, through an integrated portfolio of proven solutions built on Teamcenter’s open PLM foundation. Teamcenter leads the PLM industry with digital product development, engineering process management and product knowledge management solutions that deliver fast time-to-value.

About Artemide

The Artemide Group was founded by Ernesto Gismondi and Sergio Mazza in 1959; thanks to their entrepreneurial ability, they have created a strong and consistent image of the company as a leader in the lighting industry.  Today, the Group has 16 fully or partially owned subsidiaries and 42 exclusive distributors all around the world.  It also has three R&D Centers in Italy, France and Germany, with product design and engineering offices and laboratories for technical compliance tests and self-certification, together with several production facilities using state-of-the-art processes in Italy, France, Germany, the U.S., Hungary and the Czech Republic.  The production organization of the Artemide Group also offers great competence in the processing of traditional materials such as glass, but also advanced innovation for recent materials such as titanium.

The Artemide Group has recently acquired several companies, strengthening its international leading position and further diversifying its offer.  For more information on the Artemide Group, visit www.artemide.it.

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly 4 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.   Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM. 

Note:  UGS, Teamcenter and NX are registered trademarks or trademarks 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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