PLANO, Texas, June 24, 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 that Leifheit AG, a manufacturer of non-electrical household appliances and household goods, standardized on Teamcenter®, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management solution, as its global collaboration platform.
Leifheit will use Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM software portfolio, to centrally manage all product engineering data and to better maintain product documentation. The company will deploy Teamcenter in its cleaning appliances, laundry care, kitchen appliances and scales products.
Teamcenter will enable Leifheit to systematically file product documents – in some cases up to 50 different documents per product (including drawings, manuals and test documents) – so that they are available to every team throughout the enterprise.
“PLM offers us tremendous advantages through its comprehensive document structures and by speeding up workflows,” said Michael Zwipp, CIO of Leifheit. “We are convinced that the implementation of Teamcenter will boost our product development rate substantially.”
“The fact that a leader such as Leifheit has standardized on Teamcenter following a comprehensive evaluation of different PLM systems is testament to the power of Siemens PLM Software’s technology,” said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Siemens PLM Software. “With Teamcenter, Leifheit will be able to manage all product and process knowledge efficiently through a central source, helping them increase their innovation through inter-departmental collaboration while decreasing time-to-market.”
With the prominent brands LEIFHEIT, Soehnle and Dr. Oetker Backgeräte, Leifheit AG is one of the leading European suppliers of household appliances. An extensive line of bathroom furnishings and accessories under the brands Kleine Wolke, Meusch and spirella go to complete the production and marketing range. Headquartered in Nassau, Germany, the company employs around 1,400 persons and, in 2007, generated sales of 276 million Euros. Further information is available at www.leifheit.com.
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 5.5 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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