FOR RELEASE Tuesday, September 6, 2005
PLANO, Texas and URDORF, Switzerland – UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop aircraft, has commissioned UGS to proceed with the third phase of implementing Teamcenter™ software, UGS’ digital lifecycle management solution.
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. introduced NX™ software, UGS’ digital product development system, in its Design and Engineering Department in 1986. This was followed by the decision in 2001 to create an efficient, homogeneous enterprise-wide IT environment by replacing all of the legacy data management systems in the R&D, Design & Engineering, and Manufacturing Departments with Teamcenter Engineering. The first phase involved replacing the existing Product Data Management (PDM) system; the second phase followed with the introduction of advanced PDM functionality including change management. The third phase of the project involves replacement of AS 400, making Teamcenter the company-wide standard for all product definition data and processes. Phase three is scheduled for completion by the end of 2005.
“We were extremely pleased to note Pilatus’ decision to implement the Teamcenter solution as the backbone of its R&D and manufacturing processes in a move to further optimize its innovative strength. Pilatus’ PLM strategy is an outstanding example of how a Swiss company has succeeded in maintaining and consolidating its competitiveness in the face of global market pressure,” said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director for EMEA, UGS.
Teamcenter, the de facto standard for PLM, connects people and processes – creating, capturing and sharing product knowledge to power innovation and productivity, through an integrated portfolio of proven solutions built on Teamcenter’s open PLM foundation. Teamcenter leads the PLM industry with digital product development, engineering process management and product knowledge management solutions that deliver fast time-to-value.
About Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.
Founded in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. is the world market leader in the manufacture of single-engine turboprop aircraft and the only Swiss company to develop, produce and sell aircraft and training systems on all five continents. Pilatus also possesses maintenance and modification licenses for various aircraft types. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, the Pilatus Group includes four independent subsidiaries located in Altenrhein and Geneva, Switzerland; Broomfield, Colorado (USA); and Adelaide, Australia. With its 1000-strong workforce at its corporate headquarters, Pilatus is one of Central Switzerland’s largest employers, providing a key source of vocational training in the Canton of Nidwalden as based on the company’s current 83 apprentices and trainees in 7 training occupations. For more information on Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., please refer to www.pilatus-aircraft.ch.
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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