PLANO, Texas, November 15, 2007 – Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Kaiserslautern-based Keiper GmbH & Co. KG will be using Tecnomatix® software, Siemens PLM Software’s best-in-class digital manufacturing solution, for the digital planning and production of its entire range of products. The international company develops and produces a range of seat components for car makers and their system suppliers, from complete seat structures to reclining and adjusting elements.
Tecnomatix provides Keiper an open systems architecture and flexible digital production solution to enable the company to integrate all of its IT systems companywide. Tecnomatix enables the company to quickly assess production problems and make precise forecasts on the development and production of its seat components. This means that its designers can develop products for easier production from the outset.
“An end-to-end production flow plays a decisive role in profitability of our processes. ,” said Ramon Loos, head of Industrial Engineering Process Development at Keiper. “Tecnomatix from Siemens PLM Software allows us not only to ensure the technical maturity of our products early on, but the entire planning process too, thus avoiding unnecessary costs.”
“Tecnomatix helps Keiper speed up its product and process development,” said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Siemens PLM Software. “The digital factory planning and simulation technology helps the company bring its products to market faster and helps reduce costly production errors.”
The Tecnomatix portfolio from Siemens PLM Software represents a suite of best-in-class digital manufacturing applications and production expertise, covering manufacturing engineering through shop floor execution. These solutions are connected together to legacy systems and to the extended enterprise by an open manufacturing backbone. Tecnomatix is the leading digital manufacturing solution based on technology, market share, industry experience and world-class customers served.
Specializing in the development and production of vehicle seat components and structures as well as engineering services, the globally active automotive industry supplier Keiper GmbH & Co. KG based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, generated total revenues of €931.6 million in 2006 (2005: €889.1 million). With 6,700 employees in 11 countries, the company expects annual sales in 2007 to reach approx. € 898 million.
Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.6 million licensed seats and 51,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of €1.572 billion on sales of €12.848 billion and orders of €14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at www.siemens.com/automation.
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