PLANO, Texas and BEIJING, March 2, 2009 – 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 that Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) Motor Corporation Ltd., one of the largest automobile enterprises in mainland China, standardized on Teamcenter® software, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution, as its global collaboration platform. Teamcenter will help SAIC achieve greater productivity through a reduction in development costs and total time to market, as well as an overall enhancement in product quality.
SAIC initially experienced the benefits of Teamcenter, specifically in terms of overall productivity, through its implementation at the company’s technical center. As a result SAIC decided to standardize on Teamcenter as its de facto PLM platform, which includes collaborative product data management (cPDM) and global bill of material (BOM) management. SAIC will deploy Teamcenter in all of its divisions in which the company has more than 50 percent ownership. As part of this decision SAIC will deploy Teamcenter at technical centers for its passenger and commercial vehicle business across four key markets – Nanjing and Shanghai, China; Korea and the United Kingdom.
“As a leading automobile company in China, SAIC is committed to improving the overall productivity of the vehicles we produce each year,” said Zhang Xinquan, CIO of SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd. “In this age of globalization, it is paramount for us to continuously enhance our research and development capabilities so as to bring SAIC’s product quality to the next level. We are convinced that Teamcenter will enable us collaborate globally to reach that goal.”
“As a leading automobile enterprise, it is crucial for SAIC to place emphasis on enhancing its innovation and productivity in order to maintain a competitive edge at all times,” said Chuck Yuan, senior vice president and general manager, Greater China for Siemens PLM Software. “Teamcenter will help SAIC achieve these two vital business success elements by more efficiently connecting people and processes through a single source of product and process knowledge.”
Teamcenter will serve as SAIC’s global engineering collaboration platform, providing a single source of product and process knowledge along with the ability to enable instant collaboration on a global basis, delivering greater productivity and teamwork. Teamcenter also provides a simplified, globally integrated usage based commercial BOM solution with tools to manage and release complex business BOMs and align design BOMs with business BOMs, to provide enhanced alignment between the virtual and physical domains.
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 5.9 million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) 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 industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors 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. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.
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