Scania Selects ICEM Surf For Truck And Bus Design

Southampton, UK. 26 September, 2006. – ICEM Ltd., the leading global developer of surface modelling, surface model validation and design visualisation software, has announced that Scania, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, has purchased a number of licences of ICEM Surf 4.5 software for implementation at Scania’s worldwide headquarters in Sweden.

The software is being deployed in Scania’s styling and vehicle ergonomics department in SödertTMlje, Sweden where it will be used in the design development of truck cab exteriors and interiors to enhance the overall design and engineering development workflow and help improve final quality.

“The dynamic 3D modelling and real-time design visualisation capabilities of ICEM Surf, along with its extensive surface model analysis and validation facilities and direct translation interface to our CATIA engineering CAD/CAM system will bring major improvements to the process of taking agreed styling sketches through to the final Class A surface data required for manufacturing,” said Peter Mikaelsson, manager, models and visualisation, styling and vehicle ergonomics, Scania.

“However, while ICEM Surf provides us with all the tools we need currently, we are also aware of the additional benefits, such as improved data integrity and workflow, that the new ICEM Shape Design software suite might bring us through its seamless integration with CATIA V5,” he added. “We will be looking more closely at this new software in the future”.

“As competition between truck and bus manufacturers increases, the individual manufacturers are looking for tools that will help them stay ahead in terms of time-to-market and vehicle quality,” said Kate Mills, global marketing director, ICEM Ltd. “We are therefore delighted that Scania has selected ICEM software to help them in this process.”

About Scania.
Founded in Sweden in 1891, Scania is a leading manufacturer of trucks and buses for heavy transport applications and of industrial and marine engines. A growing proportion of the company’s operations consists of products and services in the financial and services sectors, assuring Scania customers of cost-effective transport solutions and maximum up-time. A global company, with over 30,000 employees, Scania has operations in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Australia.

About ICEM Ltd.
With its headquarters in the UK, ICEM Ltd. is the leading worldwide developer of advanced surface modelling, surface model validation and design visualisation software. The company has a worldwide network of sales and support offices and specialist distributors covering Europe, the USA, South America, Australia, Japan and the South East Asia region.

ICEM software is a critical component of the product lifecycle management (PLM) software environments of many of the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, sporting goods and consumer durable products manufacturers and their suppliers. Customers include the Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler Group, Volkswagen Audi Group, Porsche, BMW, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault, Nissan, Subaru, Airbus Industrie and Delta Air Lines, to name but a few.

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