Leading Korean Manufacturer Builds Powerful, Integrated Manufacturing Process Management System with eMPower at its Core
NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2002-- Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO - news), the leading provider of Manufacturing Process Management (MPM) software solutions, announced today that Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has completed its Computer-Aided Planning Project (CAPP), designed to integrate its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Product Data Management (PDM) and CAD/CAM systems, using Tecnomatix eMPower(TM) solutions.
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"The aims of CAPP are to integrate our engineering and production systems and to simulate not only the product to be developed, but also the processes involved in manufacturing it," said Mr. Kim Jung-Jin, manager of the CAPP integration. "The new CAPP infrastructure is already in use, and plans are in place to expand our use of Tecnomatix MPM solutions to our new helicopter project. The next phase of CAPP is to extend the existing level of integration to our entire IT infrastructure to allow concurrent engineering and to support the complete product life cycle."
According to Michael Burkett, analyst for AMR Research, Inc., aerospace manufacturers are using "Tecnomatix Technologies' eMPower application to speed the planning and development of the manufacturing process." Additionally, Burkett commented: "In today's environment, where time-to-market and a lean manufacturing process are a competitive advantage, Tecnomatix provides the technology to give manufacturers of complex products the edge they need."
"Thanks to the eMPower solution and the work of the Tecnomatix Global Professional Services (GPS) team, KAI's engineering and production systems are fully integrated for the first time," said Harel Beit-On, chairman and chief executive officer of Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. "In a very short time, Tecnomatix GPS assembled and integrated a very complex set of systems and solutions for KAI. This comprehensive MPM implementation will lead to immediate benefits for KAI as unnecessary process duplication is eliminated and data accuracy is increased. It will also bring long-term benefits as product planning time is significantly reduced and more potential problems are identified before a product reaches the assembly lines. KAI has built a powerful, integrated system using Tecnomatix MPM solutions at its core."
About Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd.
Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO - news) is the world's leading provider of Manufacturing Process Management software for the electronics, automotive, aerospace and heavy equipment industries. The company's eMPower(TM) software enables global manufacturing customers to build the best production strategies to succeed in their increasingly complex environments. Tecnomatix applications run on an open platform providing a collaborative environment for authoring, simulating and managing manufacturing processes across the extended enterprise and its suppliers. The company, founded in 1983, has offices and distributors in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America. Additional information about the company can be found at www.tecnomatix.com.
Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd.(KAI) is Korea's premier aerospace company, formed through the consolidation of the aerospace business of Daewoo Heavy Industries (DHI), Hyundai Space & Aircraft (HYSA) and Samsung Aerospace (SSA). KAI is the designated Prime Contractor and System Integrator for all aircrafts and satellites required by the Korean government. KAI also enjoys a strong reputation in civil aerospace programs overseas and plans to expand its international cooperation with leading aerospace companies in the world.
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