PARIS and PLANO, Texas, June 17, 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, and United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia, today announced a long-term strategic relationship in which UAC intends to standardize on Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter® software for its product data management (PDM) platform and adding NX™ software as one of its basic computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) applications.
Siemens PLM Software and UAC made the announcement in conjunction with the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France. The newly announced agreement builds on the long standing relationship and outlines the principles and primary areas of cooperation between the companies.
Siemens PLM Software’s solutions have been successfully used in many UAC projects and key programs, such as the Sukhoi SuperJet 100, in order to enhance collaboration and optimize workflows. (See related release.)
“The modern market is raising demands for our products and to meet the demand, we must focus on our processes and making them as efficient as possible,” said Alexey Fedorov, president and chairman of the executive board, United Aircraft Corporation. “As our companies have shifted from supplier-client relations to a partnership, we are now able to build more efficient lifecycle management systems for our aviation programs. By standardizing on Teamcenter and adding NX, we are able to make high quality modern aircraft using a wide-scale engineering and production collaboration.”
“No matter where a company is located, fast and successful development requires efficient technologies that support a design anywhere; build anywhere demanded by today’s marketplace ,” said Dr. Helmuth Ludwig, president, Siemens PLM Software. “Our leading position in the aerospace industry helps us understand the issues and challenges UAC grapples with daily. In any program, managing change throughout the lifecycle while meeting production requirements is a difficult task, especially in a complex environment. We are happy to continue working with UAC look forward to a long and successful future together.”
Siemens PLM Software is used extensively by the top 15 Aerospace and Defense (A&D) original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and has accrued more experience in A&D mission-critical operations than any other comparable PLM product. Siemens PLM Software facilitates enterprise transformation for the A&D industry and is used as the enterprise collaboration platform for many of the largest aerospace integrated digital environments. For more information please visit www.siemens.com/plm/aerospacedefense.
JSC “UAC” was established according to the Decree #140 “On Joint Stock Company “United Aircraft Corporation” signed by Russian Federation President V. Putin on February 20, 2006. The corporation was incorporated on November 20, 2006. UAC’s priorities include design, manufacture, sales, maintenance, upgrades and utilization of civil and military aircraft.
The size of UAC’s chartered capital is 110.28 billion rubles; Russian Federation holds 91.34 percent shares of the corporation. UAC is formed by the following companies: JSC “Sukhoi Aviation Holding Company”, JSC “Irkut Corporation”, JSC “Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association named after Yury Gagarin”, JSC “UAC – Transport Aircraft”, JSC “Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft building plant “Sokol”, JSC “Novosibirsk Aircraft Production Association named after Valery Chkalov”, JSC Tupolev, JSC “Ilyushin Finance Co.”, JSC “TAVIA”.
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.
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