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FOR RELEASE Wednesday, December 14, 2005
KOELN, Germany and PLANO, Texas – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced German-based Albert Weber GmbH, a division of Weber Automotive, has standardized on Tecnomatix™ software, UGS’ digital manufacturing solution, to digitally transform production planning, cost estimation, time calculation and digital simulation.
Albert Weber, a Tier-1 supplier to all major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) globally, will use UGS’ Tecnomatix to streamline the machining-processes of highly complicated powertrain components such as engine blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, housings and connecting rods. The company is headquartered in Markdorf; with additional locations in Neuenbürg, Germany; Esztergom, Hungary and Charleston, S.C.
As part of Project 2010, a company-wide initiative to put Albert Weber ahead of the competition in the next five years, Albert Weber conducted a six-month evaluation for an integrated software solution to support concept planning and implementation of new manufacturing processes, especially planning, cost and time estimation and digital simulation. After an intensive evaluation process, the company selected UGS for the combined implementation of eM-Planner, eM-Plant, eM-Machining and eM-RealNC from the UGS Tecnomatix portfolio of products.
“As a Tier-1 automotive supplier our goal is to consistently enhance the quality of production planning, shorten ramp-up times, standardize our manufacturing methods and boost productivity,” said Christian Weber, CEO of Albert Weber GmbH. “We selected UGS’ Tecnomatix solution because it is the only comprehensive solution that offers everything we need to support us today and to put us years ahead of our competitors.”
“UGS’ Tecnomatix portfolio of products allows a medium-sized technology leader like Albert Weber to tie processes and simulation results to their respective OEMs, enhancing productivity and providing a competitive advantage,” said Markus V. Hoenschel, senior sales engineer and reseller manager Tecnomatix, UGS.
Tecnomatix is the digital manufacturing brand of UGS. Tecnomatix is the world’s most widely-used digital manufacturing solution, enabling organizations to design, simulate and execute production processes. Digital manufacturing is a critical component of product lifecycle management, helping businesses increase profitability by improving the way products are built. More than 5,000 companies worldwide – including BMW, Lockheed-Martin and Anheuser-Busch – are using Tecnomatix to reduce operating costs, accelerate product introductions and shorten time-to-volume while maintaining high levels of product and process quality. Tecnomatix leverages UGS’ Open Manufacturing Backbone™ software, which facilitates integration with other UGS™ solutions, as well as third-party systems. With Tecnomatix, UGS brings together best-of-breed digital manufacturing solutions, deep process expertise and a proven knowledge management foundation spanning the entire product lifecycle. For more information visit: www.ugs.com/tecnomatix.
About Weber Automotive
Weber Automotive is comprised of three medium sized automotive suppliers based in Markdorf, Germany. Albert Weber GmbH, founded 1969, is specialized in manufacturing powertrain components such as engine blocks, cylinder heads, conrods, crankshafts and housings. Weber Motor AG is OEM of 2 and 4 cylinder 4-stroke fuel engines for automotive, all-terrain-vehicle, motorcycle, marine and ultra light airplane applications. Weber Fibertech starts production of hard mansonite automotive components in 2006. Approximately 520 employees based at two German sites, Markdorf and Neunbürg, Esztergom in Hungary and Charleston, S.C. work for the medium sized Tier-1 supplier of leading automotive OEM. Having in mind the outstanding 35 year history the Weber Group has always followed its slogan: quality prevails. For more information please visitwww.weber-automotive.com.
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.
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