FOR RELEASE Monday, May 1, 2006
PLANO, Texas and DETROIT – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that General Motors selected UGS as a 2005 Supplier of the Year for its overall business performance in enabling GM to transform its process of innovation by significantly reducing up-front vehicle development time. The award was given during ceremonies Saturday, April 29, at GM’s Vehicle Engineering Center at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mich.
“We consider UGS to be a role model for all suppliers. They are recognized as a GM Supplier of the Year because they exceeded our expectations in 2005,” said Bo Andersson, vice president of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “UGS is one of the best in the world and we thank them for their hard work and commitment to helping make GM vehicles the best in the world.”
"UGS is among an elite group of suppliers selected by GM that drive to be world class and exceed GM’s expectations in quality, service, technology and price, and the only IT supplier to be honored. UGS is recognized for its Teamcenter® software, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution and the world’s most widely-used PLM portfolio; NX™ software, UGS’ comprehensive digital product development solution; and Tecnomatix™ software, UGS’ digital manufacturing portfolio.
“To receive the GM 2005 Supplier of the Year Award across our multiple product suites is truly an honor and a testament for UGS being the corporate-wide platform for GM’s global innovation network,” said Tony Affuso, chairman, CEO and president of UGS. “We are proud of our long-standing relationship with GM, which supports the world’s largest global product development implementation, and we strive for continuous product and process innovation to support GM as they roll out UGS software in China, South America and other markets to compete globally and become a leading foreign brand.”
The GM Supplier of the Year award began as a global program in 1992. Winners are selected by a global team of executives from purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics who base their decisions on supplier performance in quality, service, technology and price.
Award-winning UGS product suites:
NX, UGS’ next-generation digital product development system, 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, winner of NASA Tech Briefs 2005 Product of the Year award, allows customers to conceive, design, engineer and validate discretely manufactured products – and capture their product definitions – in a fully digital environment.
Teamcenter, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution, powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with knowledge. Teamcenter’s comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions is built on an open PLM foundation. Teamcenter, winner of the IndustryWeek magazine’s Technology of the Year Award for 2005, is the de facto standard for PLM deployments, and is backed by UGS’ leadership in delivery.
Tecnomatix, UGS’ digital manufacturing portfolio, provides the widest domain coverage from part planning all the way through production management and feedback to product design. Tecnomatix is the only digital manufacturing solution of its kind that covers the depth and breadth of digital manufacturing requirements and is used by more industry leaders in more industry verticals than any other comparable digital manufacturing solution.
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, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix 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. GM is a trademark or registered mark of General Motors Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.