FOTON Motors India Operations (FIO) Selects Aras for PLM Across Design and Manufacturing Processes

PLM Platform to Bring Efficiencies and Structured Process in Design-to-Manufacturing

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – March 4, 2015 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Foton Motors Manufacturing India Private Limited (FIO), has selected the Aras Innovator suite for enterprise Bill of Materials (BOM) management, product costing and engineering data management. Foton Motor Co. Ltd is one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers and the company is setting up a new factory in Chakan near Pune, India to produce commercial vehicles for the India market.

Foton will implement multiple Aras solutions, for document management, CAD file management, BOM management and product costing management. Working with Aras authorized system integration partner SteepGraph Systems, Foton will implement Aras Innovator for improved collaboration between product development teams and downstream functions including manufacturing and supply chain operations.

“We intend to develop an integrated IT architecture for enterprise-wide collaboration where Aras will play an important role. We have sought the help of SteepGraph Systems for their expertise.” said Mr. Jagdish Amane, General Manager – IT of Foton Motors India. “The Aras Innovator suite is a flexible platform and will help us extend product data from engineering to downstream operations.”

Foton India plans to manufacture and launch a range of vehicles in India. Foton India is in the process of the design and development to localize existing products for the Indian market from Foton China including product development activities both in-house and with the collaboration of suppliers.

About Aras

We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm



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