Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd Selects Aras and Minerva for New Model Project Management Pilot Implementation

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – June 21, 2012Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd (HUM) has selected Aras Innovator® and Minerva for its new model project management pilot implementation. HUM joins the extensive and growing number of companies that have chosen Aras due to its open and attractive business model combined with a broad set of product capabilities.

A Discovery Workshop conducted by Minerva provided HUM with the confidence that Aras Innovator could deliver the scope of the pilot required and allowed all parties to recognize the complexity of the HUM new model process requirements.

HUM is a fully integrated car manufacturing facility based in Swindon, Wiltshire. HUM produces the complete vehicle; engine casting, machining and assembly, BIW pressing, welding and painting, final assembly and dynamic test. The current model lineup includes Jazz, CR-V and the all new Civic which has been developed as a unique model for the European market.

From the company’s early years, it was recognized that Europe embodied a truly challenging and competitive spirit. Embracing this was key to Honda realizing its dream of becoming a recognized world-class car manufacturer. Also, in establishing its global operations, Honda follows a policy of manufacturing products in the regions where there is customer demand.

“We at Minerva are excited to work with HUM. We feel confident that our collaboration will generate a show case example of how to optimize complex business requirements in the new product introduction process,” said Leon Lauritsen, Director at Minerva.


About Minerva

Since 1996 Minerva has implemented Enterprise solutions in both PLM and ERP. Minerva has established itself as Europe’s largest Aras implementation partner. Our customers value that we challenge their current ways of operating and that they are assisted in getting a better insight in the options available in order to reach these goals. At Minerva we not only help describing the customers' current state and the ways to reach the ultimate end goal, we also implement the systems to support the change management process. Minerva has also established themselves as large contributor to Aras in terms of provided different add-on capabilities. These add-ons are technical productivity tools, integrations and also full industry solutions. For additional information visit


About Aras

Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm

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