Electrolux Design Center Integrates ICEM Surf Into Its Product Design And Development Process.

Southampton. 18 April, 2006. – ICEM Ltd., the leading surface modelling, surface model validation and design visualisation software developer, has announced that its Scandinavian business partner, Nanco Data AB, has signed a contract with Electrolux, of Stockholm, Sweden for the delivery and implementation of the ICEM Surf software suite.

The latest version of the software, ICEM Surf 4.5, will be implemented within the Electrolux Design Center where it will be integrated with the company’s existing CAD/CAM facilities and product development processes. The software will be used in the design development of the aesthetic aspects of the Electrolux range of world-leading household appliances, which includes cookers, refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and many other similar electrical items.

“Our goal was to find a software solution that provides the tools for generating aesthetic, Class A surfaces with optimum quality, at the same time as reducing the time needed to arrive at the point at which the data can be released to manufacturing,” said Tove Forsberg, lead surfacing engineer for Electrolux product design. “ICEM Surf is a mature software suite with an extensive set of tools and modules that gives us exactly what we were looking for,” he added.

“Electrolux has a long tradition of using high-end CAD/CAM software tools in its product development and manufacturing processes,” said Patric Nilson, CEO, Nanco Data AB. “Their selection of ICEM Surf confirms to us that, with this software, we have the right tools and are on the right track with our solutions for those companies whose products demand Class A surfaces.”

About Electrolux – a company lead by innovation and design.
AB Electrolux is a world-leading producer of appliances and equipment for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use. Electrolux is also one of the largest producers in the world of similar equipment for professional users. The company is the market leader in many of the individual product categories in which it competes.

Each year, some 55 million consumers in more than 150 countries choose Electrolux products such as cookers and cook-tops, ovens, refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers, room air conditioners and vacuum cleaners. That translates into two products bought from the company every second, every day of the year.

About Nanco Data AB.
Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Nanco Data is a high-tech company offering products, services and solutions to create and visualise digital data. The products, services and solutions provided by the company are used in product development and marketing applications in a wide range of market sectors, including manufacturing, medical, media and education and offer significant reductions in lead-times and costs.

About ICEM Ltd.
With its headquarters in the UK, ICEM Ltd. is the leading worldwide developer of advanced surface modelling, design and visualisation software. ICEM software is a key component of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software environments of many of the world’s leading automotive and aerospace manufacturers and their suppliers.

With a worldwide network of sales and support offices and specialist distributors, ICEM’s principal market sector is the worldwide automotive industry. Here it includes most of the leading manufacturers among its customers, including the Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler Group, Volkswagen Audi Group, Porsche, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault and Nissan.

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