SCM Group Selects Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter to Improve Product and Process Innovation

Contract Valued at More Than $1.5 Million to Significantly Help Reduce Time-to-Market While Improving Commonization and Reuse

PLANO, Texas, & MILAN — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 19, 2010Siemens 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 SCM Group, a world leader in the production of woodworking machinery and systems, selected Teamcenter® software, the world’s most widely used PLM system, to help optimize its product development processes and improve product and process innovation.

SCM Group selected Teamcenter, Siemens PLM Software’s digital lifecycle management portfolio, as its corporate-wide PLM solution. Teamcenter will be deployed to manage CAD data created with Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge® software with synchronous technology, which will be implemented as the group standard replacing SCM Group’s current CAD software. In the course of project implementation Teamcenter will also integrate with the existing ERP solution.

“Siemens PLM Software was selected following an extensive evaluation process which included major players in the PLM market,” said Federico Ratti, chief technical officer, SCM Group. “Teamcenter was selected because of the PLM portfolio’s breadth, superior multi-CAD and multi-ERP integration capabilities and because of the knowledge demonstrated by Siemens PLM Software during the selection phase and in previous CAD implementation projects for SCM Group.”

"Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter system will help optimize our engineering processes,” said Stefano Monetini, general manager, SCM Group. "It will allow us to share design and innovation ideas between different technical departments, commonize and reuse component and subsystems, and help reduce time and product cost. We will also capture and manage our know-how, posing a solid foundation for a future of innovation and growth.”

"The selection of Teamcenter by a worldwide leader such as SCM Group further establishes Siemens PLM Software as a leading provider of PLM solutions in the machinery industry," said Franco Megali, vice president and managing director, Siemens PLM Software, Italy. "Siemens PLM Software is eager to see our solutions help SCM Group transform its process of innovation which will contribute to the future worldwide growth of such an important Italian brand."

About SCM Group

SCM Group is an Italian company, world leader in the production of woodworking machinery and systems. For almost 60 years it has been offering the widest range of machinery, from standard machines for joinery companies up to integrated lines for industrial production of furniture and housing construction wood components. Through dedicated companies, the Group now also operates in the plastic, stone, glass and advanced materials processing machinery industries.

SCM Group has 10 production sites and 3,450 employees. SCM Group exports 70 percent to 120 countries through 23 foreign subsidiaries, 350 distributors and agents, guaranteeing efficient and prompt assistance with over 500 engineers providing training, service, maintenance and spare parts every day throughout the World. Ongoing research and development is carried out by 70 engineers who design and create new products to be manufactured, assembled and distributed for the entire Group.

To ensure utmost quality of the entire manufacturing cycle, a special production plant with over 90 highly sophisticated cnc machining centers has been created to control all pre-assembly operations: iron castings, metalwork carpentry, painting, cnc machining, electro-spindles, electric, electro-mechanic and electronic components.

With an outlook for the future, outstanding investments (30 million euros) are currently being made in technology and know-how resulting in a superior efficiency and management of our companies. SCM Group and its people are committed to provide ultimate performance.

About Siemens PLM Software

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 more than 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.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls 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 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009. www.siemens.com/industryautomation

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Teamcenter and Solid Edge are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

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