Valeo Selects Dassault Systemes' DELMIA

PARIS & AUBURN HILLS, Mich.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 7, 2007— Dassault Systemes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that DELMIA's digital manufacturing solutions were selected for a joint project by Valeo, a world leader of components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks. Valeo is the first ever to contribute its know-how in wiring harness manufacturing process to DELMIA's software after a pilot project, extending its PLM deployment to manufacturing processes optimization.

The solution developed by DELMIA, through a close partnership with Valeo, has been tested in Valeo's industrial environment and demonstrated its capability to improve its processes. The implementation of the solution at Valeo VCS's (Valeo Connective Systems) pilot site for a key process demonstrated a substantial improvement over its current optimization methods, justifying a generalized deployment of the solution at all Valeo VCS production sites. DELMIA extends to digital manufacturing the parts of Dassault Systemes' portfolio already in Valeo's PLM strategy, which comprises CATIA for design and ENOVIA MatrixOne for enterprise PLM.

"After demonstrating the value of our solutions for leading car manufacturers, we are confident that they are equally useful for their suppliers. That is why we are working in close cooperation with Valeo, a world leader in its field," says Yves COZE, vice president europe, DELMIA, Dassault Systemes. "We are very satisfied with the results, which confirm the added value of DELMIA for automotive components suppliers as well as our capacity to help them for their industrial performance improvement initiatives. This success confirms the flexibility of our solution and its ability to adapt to structures implementing Lean Manufacturing."

The Digital Manufacturing solution will be deployed by all the manufacturing sites of Valeo's Connective Systems' divisions in charge of development and production of electrical harnesses for cars. Electrical Harnesses represent a considerable part of the total cost of a car. Any improvement leading to increased quality and lower production costs is considered strategic by OEMs and their suppliers. This Digital Manufacturing solution supports a unified manufacturing process across all sites. This provides a consistent method for planning and pricing, managing change and diversity, which creates recommendations for production line organizations based on production forecast or production mix variability. It also generates validated work instructions for each station on the production line.

DELMIA, the digital manufacturing brand of Dassault Systemes PLM offering, allows manufacturing organizations to define, simulate, validate, optimize, and capitalize their manufacturing processes in a collaborative environment. The solution is built on a database providing a unified hub for Product, Process and Resource data, and offers powerful applicative modules to address all aspects of manufacturing, including time studies, means definition and simulation (manual or robotized production cells), flow optimization, work instructions production or line balancing.

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About Valeo

Valeo is an independent industrial group dedicated to the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for cars and trucks. It is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers. The Group has 133 production sites, 67 R&D centers, 9 distribution platforms, and employs 72,300 people in 29 countries worldwide.


DELMIA is a premier brand for digital manufacturing solutions, focused on two unique software applications that can be used to streamline manufacturing processes. DELMIA Automation provides solutions to digitally design, test and validate the control of a machine, workcell, or entire factory line and DELMIA PLM provides the process and resource capability to enable continuous creation and validation of manufacturing processes as related to the product throughout the entire product lifecycle. 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 is available at

About Dassault Systemes:

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systemes brings value to more than 100,000 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 lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systemes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systemes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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