MSC.Software Empowers China's First Automotive Works With Industry Leading Engineering Management Platform

SANTA ANA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Feb 25, 2010 -- MSC.Software, a leading global provider of simulation software and services, today announced that First Automotive Works (FAW), a global leader in automobile manufacturing, has selected MSC.Software's SimManager as the virtual build and test platform to drive effective collaboration.

Recently crowned as China's largest machinery corporation, FAW is recognized as a global leader in producing innovative, efficient and reliable vehicles. Adhering to the company's mantra of producing quality vehicles with maximum efficiency, FAW is today ranked as one of the world's most recognizable conglomerates in the automotive industry.

FAW has adopted MSC.Software's SimManager to enable automation and management of simulation processes and knowledge, leading to higher productivity across the enterprise environment. Founded in 1953, FAW is a pioneer in vehicle manufacturing in China and continues to invest in engineering technology to drive innovation. Through SimManager's automated processes, FAW is able to drive operational transparency and validate more scenarios, significantly easing decisions and reducing analysis time across the engineering simulation cycle.

"With MSC.Software's SimManager, we can bring together teams within a collaborative engineering environment. Through real customer deployments and proven industry best practices, we are convinced that MSC.Software has the breadth and depth of computer-aided engineering expertise in the automotive industry that can help realize our engineering design goals," said Mr. Li Kang, Vice Chief Engineer, Vehicle Launch Department, First Automotive Works.

"MSC.Software continues to extend our leadership in the automotive industry in China with strategic partners such as FAW," said David Yuen, Senior Vice President, MSC.Software Asia Pacific. "By providing a flexible collaborative environment fine tuned for CAE, MSC.Software is able to provide real-time access to information in a managed and disciplined methodology. Our users benefit by performing simulation cycles faster in a sustainable manner."

About First Automotive Works (FAW)

FAW Group is a global leader in the vehicle manufacturing industry with a 50-year history of innovation. Founded in 1953, FAW employs 133,000 people around the world and sells products in over 70 countries. FAW is a diversified maker of quality light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, municipal buses and luxury tourist coaches, custom bus chassis, and mini-vehicles with total sales in excess of seven million vehicles worldwide.

FAW has 28 wholly owned subsidiaries and controlling interest in 18 partially owned subsidiaries. Among these are FAW Jiefang Truck Co. Ltd. and FAW Bus and Coach Co. Ltd., which are wholly owned subsidiaries; FAW Car Co. Ltd., Tianjin FAW Xiali Automobile Co. Ltd., and Changchun FAW Sihuan Automobile Co. Ltd., whose shares are traded on the stock exchange, and FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co. Ltd. and Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd., both of which are Sino-foreign joint ventures. FAW's state-of-the-art government-certified engineering development and test center is China's largest and most sophisticated automotive research and development facility. The company's total assets are valued at 109.85 billion Yuan (USD14.27 billion).

About MSC.Software

MSC.Software is a global leader of simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide to develop better products faster with simulation technology, software, and services. MSC.Software employs 1000 people in 23 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit

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