PIETARSAARI, Finland and PLANO, Texas, November 3, 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 Oy Nautor Ab, builder of the world-famous Swan sailing yachts, selected Teamcenter® software as its corporate-wide PLM solution and will deploy 60 seats when fully implemented. In addition Nautor has selected Siemens PLM Software’s NX™ software for yacht development. Siemens PLM Software will provide both software and services.
“With Siemens PLM Software we see an opportunity to invest in a new enterprise solution for yacht development and product lifecycle management that is fully integrated and will enhance our competitive edge and customer value and continue to help further our growth,” said Antti Ivaska, Technical Director, Nautor.
Teamcenter, the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio, enables Nautor to effectively collaborate by sharing design and product information within a single PLM solution. NX, Siemens PLM Software’s digital product development solution, will enable Nautor’s engineers to increase design efficiency, share design and innovation ideas and meet customer specific requirements more precisely and eliminate compromises in the engineering workflow.
“The selection of Teamcenter and NX as corporate-wide PLM solution by an industry-leading company like Nautor 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 Nautor to enhance product development capabilities to meet the challenge of turning more ideas into successful products.”
“We are proud that a prestigious and famous Finish manufacturer of high-tech performance cruisers has selected Teamcenter and NX as its PLM platform,” said Tapio Juurakko, Managing Director at Ideal Product Data, Siemens PLM Software’s partner in Finland.
Nautor is the yard building the world famous Swan sailing yachts. Since the foundation of the company in 1966, almost 2.000 Swans yachts have been produced, ranging from 36 to 131 feet and almost all of them are still in use. Nautor’s assembly and factories in Pietarsaari, Finland, today delivers approximately 20 large luxury sailing yachts (60-130ft) per year. The production is supported by a team of approximately 40 in-house designers and engineers in close cooperation with Naval architects and other design partners. Nautor currently employs almost 400 staff in total. Further information about Nautor’s Swan can be found on the web site www.nautorswan.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 6.7 million licensed seats and 63,000 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.
Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX and Teamcenter are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. Nautor’s Swan is a trademark or registered trademark of Nautor Med Srl. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.