PLANO, Texas, March 6, 2008 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Algar Plastics Canada Ltd., a manufacturer of point of purchase display systems, has selected Solid Edge® software and CAM Express™ software for its design and manufacturing needs over competing products SolidWorks®, Autodesk® and Mastercam®. Algar purchased the software from Siemens PLM Software partner Designfusion.
Algar Plastics is one of Canada's leading display and store fixture manufacturers, operating full plastic, metal, wood, vacuum form divisions encompassing more than 80,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities.
“Solid Edge and CAM Express will enable us to move to 3D and reduce our rework and scrap,” said Barry Pokrass, vice president of engineering, Algar Plastics. “Solid Edge’s high-quality CAD renderings will allow us to improve our design review process. CAM Express enables us to leverage our investment in a new Haas 3-axis machine. Together this new software combination will help us enter new markets such as vacuum forming.”
“Algar needed a 3D system that would ease their transition from 2D and provide strong sheet metal design,” said Kevin Johnstone, president, Designfusion. “Solid Edge’s ease of use and its integration with CAM Express were critical decision factors. They also wanted a CAD system from the same company (Siemens PLM Software) that develops the Parasolid modeler that is used across so many CAD/CAM/CAE applications worldwide.”
“This win is further evidence of the value our Velocity Series products provide the SMB market in Canada,” said Phil Taylor, vice president, Canada operations, Siemens PLM Software. “Our partner, Designfusion, provides the highest level of customer service and responsiveness to our customers, which aligns with our goal of staying customer-focused.”
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, 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 Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg), a division of the Siemens Industry Sector, is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industry to solutions for whole industries and systems that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services.
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