PLANO, Texas and STOCKHOLM, Sweden—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 4, 2007— UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced a major PLM contract with Wartsila Corporation, a leading global supplier of ship power and power plant solutions, for more than 700 software licenses and services. As part of the agreement, Wartsila will use UGS' Teamcenter(R) software as its PLM platform at production plants worldwide. The company selected UGS(R) software following an extensive evaluation of leading global PLM and ERP vendors.
Teamcenter, UGS' digital lifecycle management solution and the
world's most widely used PLM portfolio, will serve as a key element to
build a central repository for shared product information in order to
enhance Wartsila's PLM and technology development capability.
Teamcenter will manage all design and engineering data within a single
PLM solution, including CAD data from I-deas(TM), NX(R), AutoCAD(TM)
and Comos(TM). In addition, Wartsila will implement Geolus(R) Search
software solutions, UGS' software application that has the ability to
rapidly locate parts from large heterogeneous data sources on the
basis of geometric similarity.
UGS PLM technology helps customers enhance product development
capabilities and reduce global data management costs, enabling
customers to bring innovative, cost effective products to market
"UGS is honored to sign a major PLM agreement with Wartsila, the
leading ship power supplier and a major provider of power plants,"
said Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director, Europe,
Middle East and Africa, UGS. "Wartsila's selection of UGS following an
extensive evaluation of leading global PLM and ERP vendors confirms
the business and engineering benefits of UGS' PLM technology."
Wartsila enhances the business of its customers by providing them
with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and
environmentally compatible technologies, Wartsila focuses on the
marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as
services. In 2006 Wartsila's net sales were EUR 3.2 billion and the
number of employees is 14,000.
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management
(PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000
customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS' vision is to
enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate
through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and
services while leveraging UGS' open enterprise solutions, fulfilling
the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.
For more information on UGS products and services, visit www.ugs.com.
Note: UGS, Geolus, I-Deas, NX, Teamcenter and Transforming the
process of innovation are trademarks or registered trademarks of UGS
Corp. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.
AutoCAD is a trademark or registered mark of Autodesk, Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Comos is a
trademark or registered mark of innotec GmbH or its subsidiaries in
the United States and other countries. All other trademarks,
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statements, including statements regarding the expected benefits of
the customer relationship, the successfulness of the implementation
and other statements identified by forward-looking terms such as
"may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are
forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous
risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ
materially from such statements, including, among others, risks
relating to loss or downsizing of customers, competition,
international operations and exchange rate fluctuations, changes in
pricing models, partnering strategy, and intellectual property. UGS
has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in
its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006
filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result
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