Kunming Shipbuilding Equipment Co. Boosts Competitiveness With Teamcenter and Solid Edge

BEIJING, June 1, 2009 – Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Kunming Shipbuilding Equipment Co. (KSEC) selected Solid Edge® software and Teamcenter® software to upgrade its digital design and product data management solutions, respectively.

KSEC, a major machinery and automated logistic systems manufacturer and exporter, expects end-to-end PLM solutions to add value to its business by automating the design, engineering and customization of its innovative products. KSEC also expects to reduce its product time to market cycle and enhance its competitive strength in today’s challenging economic conditions.

“The user-friendly synchronous technology in Solid Edge goes beyond our expectations for flexibility and for significantly speeding up design with powerful capabilities such as 3D design and instantaneous modeling which allows us to design, make modifications and fulfill customer change requests much faster,” said Liu Linhai, director of IT department, Kunming Shipbuilding Equipment Co. “Teamcenter enables our engineers to optimize the power of Solid Edge through better information and resource management, enhancing teamwork, control, logistics support and yielding greater productivity and product and service innovation.”

KSEC’s quest for a PLM solution was driven by the company’s need to enhance efficiency while boosting its capability to design leading-edge machinery. Solid Edge allows KSEC to migrate from 2D to a more robust 3D design platform, and Teamcenter helps simplify and accelerate implementations, enhance productivity, streamline collaboration and expand control of the entire product lifecycle process.

“Siemens PLM Software’s fully integrated end- to-end PLM solutions create real value for Chinese manufacturers, helping turn more ideas into successful products and bringing better products to market faster,” said Chuck Yuan, senior vice president and general manager, Greater China, Siemens PLM Software. “Solid Edge allows KSEC to work much more efficiently, determining in the design phase that all components will fit. Teamcenter provides an integrated consistent solution across the enterprise and the ability to collaborate more effectively with customers and partners. The solution boosts innovation through easy migration from 2D to 3D design and an interactive design paradigm, providing a powerful workflow engine to automate and orchestrate processes across the enterprise and with partners.”

“Siemens PLM Software’s technology combined with the professional local implementation and training of our designers and our solid working relationship made this an ideal solution for KSEC,” said Liu Linhai.

Solid Edge with synchronous technology is the core CAD component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio and incorporates Siemens PLM Software’s new breakthrough history-free, feature-based design technology.

Teamcenter is a collaborative product data management solution and the world’s most widely used PLM portfolio and it provides greater manageability, productivity, teamwork and control for the manufacturing industry.

About Kunming Shipbuilding Equipment Co. Ltd. (KSEC)
KSEC is the leading designer and supplier of tobacco machinery and automatic logistics system in China. In 1970, KSEC was established as a stated-owned enterprise group combing optics, mechanics, electronics and information technology. The service that KSEC can provide covers whole engineering procedure of tobacco processing line like process design, equipment manufacturing, installation and commission, technical training, and after-sale service, etc. With years of successful application experience in complex tobacco industry logistics system, KSEC has expanded its automatic logistics system into other industries such as electrical appliance, food, pharmacy, banking, power industry, post, airline, book sales and other commercial distributing business. KSEC has a state of the art industry park with an area over 70 hectares, over 3,000 sets of advanced machining equipment and over 5,000 employees.

About Siemens PLM Software
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with nearly six million licensed seats and 56,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About the Siemens Industry Automation Division
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, low-voltage switchgear and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 42,900 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Automation achieved in fiscal year 2008 total sales of EUR8.7 billion.



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