STOCKHOLM, Sweden and PLANO, Texas, March 9, 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 Sapa, the world's leading producer of extruded aluminum profiles, selected Teamcenter® software as its corporate-wide PLM solution and will deploy 500 seats globally when fully implemented.
“With Siemens PLM Software we see an opportunity to invest in a new enterprise solution for product development that will enhance our competitive edge and continue to help further our growth,” said Jörgen Mähler, PDM Lead, at Sapa.
Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, enables Sapa to effectively collaborate by sharing design and product information at distributed design centers all over the world and to manage that data within a single PLM solution.
“The selection of Teamcenter as the corporate-wide PLM solution by an industry leading company like Sapa is a testament to Siemens PLM Software’s ability to develop best-in-class PLM technology,” said Mats Friberg, vice president and managing director, Nordic Operation, Siemens PLM Software. “We look forward to helping Sapa enhance product development capabilities to meet the challenge of turning more ideas into successful products.”
Sapa is an international industrial group, which develops and markets value-added aluminum profiles, profile-based components and systems, and heat exchanger strips in aluminum. Sapa has a turnover of approximately 33 billion SEK, with 13,000 employees all over Europe and in USA and China. Sapa is the leading company in its field of operations and has customers in the building, transport, engineering and telecom industries. Sapa is part of Norwegian Orkla, listed on the Oslo Exchange.
Further information about Sapa can be found on the web site www.sapagroup.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 5.9 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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