WALTHAM, MA, (USA), February 8, 2010 — VISTAGY, Inc., a leading provider of industry-specific engineering software and services, today announced that Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a premier supplier of automotive seating systems and electrical power management systems, has purchased VISTAGY’s Seat Design Environment™ (SDE) for use in its engineering operations. As one the world’s largest fully integrated seating suppliers, Lear works with leading automakers globally to supply finished seats for the highest volume cars and trucks as well as specialty applications for premium cars and performance vehicles.
Seat trim design and manufacturing engineering processes have historically been primarily based on 2D data, but the SDE enables engineers to author and share an accurate 3D CAD master model of the trim cover from the earliest stages of design through to manufacturing. As a result, seat manufacturers will be able to author a seat trim master model definition with the SDE that will be used to automatically create and update engineering and manufacturing data to achieve a faster, more precise process for delivering seat covers to market. This is a critical concern in the highly competitive global automotive industry.
“We’re excited about the progress that SDE continues to make in bringing seat engineering to the next level,” said Ed Bernardon, vice president of business development for VISTAGY. “We’re particularly pleased to have the opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading seating systems companies to help them meet their goals by enhancing their seat design and manufacturing processes.”
About Lear Corporation
Lear was founded in 1917 in Detroit as American Metal Products, a manufacturer of tubular, welded and stamped assemblies for the automotive and aircraft industries. Lear has grown to meet the changing needs of the automotive industry. In 1994, Lear became a public company. Today, the company provides complete automotive seating and electrical power management systems. With annual net sales of about $10 billion, Lear is one of the world's largest automotive suppliers. The company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of 75,000 employees at 205 locations in 37 countries. Lear's headquarters are in Southfield, Michigan, and Lear is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol [LEA]. To learn more go to http://www.lear.com/.
VISTAGY, Inc. is a leading global provider of engineering software that enhances the functionality of commercial 3D CAD systems. For almost 20 years, VISTAGY has developed, sold and supported solutions that enable engineers to capture complete virtual product definitions, facilitating automatic reuse of engineering information and efficient communication across the enterprise and supply chain. VISTAGY software increases productivity, improves communication throughout the product lifecycle, and enables better-informed decision-making earlier in the design process. Our customers include over 200 of the world’s leading manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, transportation interiors and wind energy industries. VISTAGY is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA and can be reached at +1.781.250.6800 or by visiting www.vistagy.com.
This press release was published by Vistagy, Inc. prior to Siemens PLM Software acquiring the company on December 6, 2011.