PLANO, Texas and TURIN, Italy, November 27, 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 Alenia Aeronautica, the leading Italian aerospace company, following a comprehensive evaluation process, selected Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, as its Product Lifecycle Management platform. Teamcenter replaces Alenia’s existing solution and a number of legacy systems, thus lowering the company’s total cost of ownership for PLM software.
Teamcenter will be used by Alenia Aeronautica to unify all new product development and introduction activities into a single source of product and process knowledge, bridging the gap between the product design and manufacturing departments. Instant collaboration, configuration management and integration with manufacturing are the main focus areas of the initial project. Teamcenter will enable Alenia Aeronautica to quickly and easily share product and technology information with hundreds of key employees at multiple locations, allowing the company to standardize new product development practices across the business.
“This new solution will help us to bridge the gap between the engineering and the manufacturing departments, sharing product and technology information within our extensive network of users in Italy and abroad,” said Nazario Cauceglia, Alenia Aeronautica Chief Technology Officer.
“The fact that an Aerospace & Defense industry leader like Alenia Aeronautica selected Teamcenter to displace an existing solution, following an extensive evaluation process, further validates the superiority of Siemens PLM Software’s technology and our professionals,” said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Siemens PLM Software. “Siemens PLM Software has been selected as the preferred provider by numerous leading Aerospace & Defense companies worldwide, and this selection further strengthens our leadership in this industry.”
Teamcenter powers innovation and productivity by connecting people and processes with a single source of product and process knowledge. Teamcenter’s comprehensive portfolio of proven digital lifecycle management solutions is built on an open PLM foundation to power end-to-end PLM. The selection of Teamcenter by Alenia Aeronautica reinforces Siemens PLM Software’s world leadership in the Aerospace & Defense industry and adds another leading company to its existing customer base.
Siemens PLM Software is used extensively by the top 15 Aerospace & Defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and has accrued more experience in Aerospace & Defense in mission-critical operations than any other comparable PLM product. With 2.3 million licenses and more than one million man-years of experience in delivering mission-critical operations on an unparallel scale, Siemens PLM Software is now the de facto provider of PLM and facilitator of enterprise transformation for the Aerospace & Defense industry.
Alenia Aeronautica is a major European player in the aerospace industry and the Italian leader in aeronautics, with proprietary products and technologies and full system integration capabilities. Alenia designs and produces high-performance combat aircraft, military airlifters, special mission aircraft and commercial airliners and offers global customer service. Alenia builds the C-27J, the only true modern tactical airlifter available today, and plays key roles in world-class programs like Eurofighter Typhoon, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and the European UCAV demonstrator Neuron. Alenia is a leading supplier of advanced aerostructures for airliners including the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380. Its subsidiaries include Alenia Aermacchi, the world leader in training aircraft, and Alenia Aeronavali, the respected overhaul and modification specialist. ATR, its joint venture with EADS, dominates the regional turboprop market. Alenia Aeronautica is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica, the Italian advanced technology group that is among the world’s top 10 players in the aerospace, defense and security markets.
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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