FOR RELEASE Tuesday, June 20, 2006
NEW YORK – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Micro Moules, Inc., a leading Canadian manufacturer of rubber and plastic moulds, has standardized on NX™ software, UGS’ comprehensive digital product development solution. NX will replace CATIA® software, Micro Moules’ existing computer-aided design (CAD) solution, as the standard CAD solution.
UGS made the announcement today in conjunction with its annual industry analyst conference in New York. (See separate UGS announcements from today.)
The agreement marks an expansion of a relationship between UGS and Micro Moules that began in 2000 and creates a framework to deploy NX throughout Micro Moules’ global innovation network to enhance collaboration and reduce delivery times. The decision enables concurrent engineering by providing a common design platform around the world and supports the expansion of development teams in low-cost countries.
“Micro Moules decided to standardize on NX because of the complexity of our mould designs and the capability of NX software to adapt to our design process,” said Jack Karczewski, president, Micro Moules. “UGS is known for helping its customers transform their process of innovation to enhance collaboration and efficiency throughout the enterprise. UGS’ NX solution will allow us to expand our development team globally to better serve our growing customer base.”
“UGS is pleased that Micro Moules, a company that shares UGS’ commitment to absolute customer satisfaction, has standardized on NX to further enhance global collaboration throughout the enterprise,” said Phil Taylor, vice president and general manager, Canada, UGS. “UGS is focused on providing customers a full service digital product development system based on an open platform that will enable customers to leverage their global innovation networks to bring better products to market faster.”
Micro Moules, based in Saint Hubert, Quebec, Canada near Montreal, serves the Canadian, European and American markets. It specializes in the making of rubber and plastic injection moulds, extrusion blow moulds, compression moulds and metal alloys (die-casting) moulds. The company’s moulds are used in the production of a variety of commercial and domestic use products including automotive body sealing systems (weather stripping), gas tanks, sporting goods, toys, and protective equipment.
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, manufacturing and simulation. To meet the increasing demands for global teams to collaborate on projects, NX enables products to be developed from initial concept layout to manufacturing.
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, NX, and Transforming the process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Catia is a trademark or registered mark of Dassault Systémes or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.
The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding the expected benefits of the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to loss or downsizing of customers, competition, international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in pricing models, and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its annual report on Form 10-K most recently filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.