Siemens Transportation Optimizes Maintenance Programs With DELMIA QUEST

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 1, 2005— Digital manufacturing supplier Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systemes company (NASDAQ: DASTY)(Euronext Paris: No. 13065, DSY.PA), today announced that Siemens Transportation is using the DELMIA QUEST solution to aid maintenance depot design, improve throughput, and optimize the use of staff and equipment in the UK.

Siemens Transportation designs train depots and manages the cleaning and maintenance programs for major operators in the UK rail industry, including the Heathrow Express, Arriva Trains, National Express, First Group, and South West Trains.

Siemens is using QUEST, a discrete event simulation tool, to develop its maintenance planning processes. Siemens used the tool to design new facilities in Northampton and Manchester, England. QUEST enabled the company to ensure that all conflicting train movements were eradicated in its rail infrastructure, thereby maximizing the on-time efficiency of trains.

Delmia Corp.'s UK office, in partnership with Delfoi, a Finnish consultancy specializing in digital manufacturing and a DELMIA business partner, worked closely with Siemens to develop the precise scope of the models required and to create detailed project plans. Delfoi then created these plans in the form of interactive models for use in DELMIA QUEST.

"Using QUEST increased the level of confidence we now have in our planning decisions, and we can pass that proof on to our customers," said Neil Heaton, general manager of Rolling Stock Maintenance and Aftersales for Siemens Transportation. "Our models look at all train movements and set them against the timetable. If we are just five minutes late in getting a train to where it is supposed to be, we potentially jeopardize that train service entirely."

"QUEST is one of the most advanced discrete event simulation packages available," said Tracy Doran, professional services manager, DELMIA Ltd. "It is a tool that enables the user to quickly produce textured, high-quality 3D models and quickly calculate the optimum solution from a wide range of model parameter combinations and constraints".

About Siemens Transportation

As part of the Siemens global network of companies, Siemens Transportation Systems is at the forefront of rail technology, designing, manufacturing and maintaining rolling stock, signalling and communications systems across the world. Siemens Transportation Systems is growing rapidly in the UK with orders in the telecommunications, signalling and rolling stock divisions. Our 'total solution' capability enables them to deliver products and provide their customers with ongoing maintenance and support for those products for many years to come. For more information, visit: http://www.siemenstransportation.co.uk/green5.asp

About Delfoi

Delfoi, a strategic business partner of Delmia Corp., develops, markets and supports digital manufacturing solutions and related consulting and integration services which enable companies to speed up and streamline their product creation and product delivery processes. With Delfoi products and services companies can integrate and automate engineering to execution process, which will lead to shorter time-to-market, faster ramp-up, more agile demand adaptation and - most importantly - better profitability. More information is available at http://www.delfoi.com.

About Delmia Corp.

Delmia Corp. is the leading provider of lean digital manufacturing solutions, focused mainly on software that can be used to streamline manufacturing processes. DELMIA serves industries where the optimization of manufacturing processes is critical, including automotive, aerospace, fabrication and assembly, electrical and electronics, consumer goods, plant, and shipbuilding sectors. Information about DELMIA Corp. is available at: http://www.delmia.com.

About Dassault Systemes

As world leader in 3D and PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions, the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more than 80,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire life cycle of products from conception to maintenance. Its offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product development (CATIA(R), DELMIA(R), ENOVIA(R), SMARTEAM(R)), mainstream 3D design tools (SolidWorks(R)), and 3D components (Spatial/ACIS(R)). Dassault Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com



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