MatrixOne Deployed Inside Faurecia's Core System
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MatrixOne Deployed Inside Faurecia's Core System

WESTFORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—March 14, 2006— MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), a leading provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions for the value chain(TM), today announced that Faurecia, France's number one automotive supplier, has chosen MatrixOne's PLM platform to manage all of its product development information and enable seamless product collaboration amongst its design offices, program teams and factories throughout 160 international sites.

In order to enable Faurecia to standardize its technical data management system and a number of associated engineering processes, MatrixOne has worked closely with the automotive supplier since 2004 to develop a 'core system' encompassing all of its needs in this area.

"We wanted to implement a collaborative solution which was easy and quick to deploy and would be common to all activities, while still allowing for additional developments to accommodate the specific needs of certain groups," said Valery Beulne, PLM project manager at Faurecia. "MatrixOne's solution gives us the flexibility we need."

Today, over 3,500 employees use the system to manage bills of material (BOM), manipulate CAD information, and handle customer modification requests and associated costs.

"By deploying MatrixOne's solution, Faurecia now has the means to optimally share relevant information amongst its teams and thereby meet the specific requirements of its customers more effectively and efficiently," said Jean-Luc Dosne, MatrixOne, France.

The international deployment of the platform should be completed in 2006 with a total of 5,000 users on the system. Faurecia also plans to expand the solution to incorporate its main partners and thereby accelerate information exchange.

"Faurecia is an excellent example of how our PLM solution is perfectly suited to the demands of the automobile market," commented Henri Carasso, regional sales director for MatrixOne. "In an industry where time-to-market is increasingly short, MatrixOne's solution enables acceleration of the development process in a collaborative environment while ensuring product quality."

About Faurecia

Faurecia is a world leading automotive supplier of six major vehicle modules: seats, cockpits, doors, acoustic modules, front ends and exhausts. In 2004, the Group posted sales of EUR 10.7 billion. It operates in 28 countries and employs 60,000 people on 160 sites. Faurecia is listed on the Euronext Paris-Eurolist stock exchange.

About MatrixOne, Inc.

MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE), a leading global provider of collaborative product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, enables companies to accelerate product innovation to achieve top line revenue growth and improve bottom line profitability. With world-class PLM solutions and a commitment to customer success, MatrixOne is focused on helping companies across the automotive, aerospace & defense, consumer, machinery, medical device, semiconductor and high-tech industries solve their most challenging new product development and introduction problems. More than 800 companies use MatrixOne's solutions to drive business value and gain a competitive advantage, including industry leaders such as BAE Systems, Bosch, Comau, General Electric, Honda, Johnson Controls, Linde AG, NCR, New Balance, Nokia, Philips, Porsche, Procter & Gamble, Sony Ericsson, STMicroelectronics and Toshiba. MatrixOne ( is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts, with locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. On March 1, 2006, Dassault Systemes entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MatrixOne, Inc., subject to customary closing conditions.

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