Throughout the Company and Its Global Supply Chain Agreement Furthers EDS' Position as Leading PLM Supplier to Automotive Industry
PLANO, Texas, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDS (NYSE: EDS) today announced Suzuki has selected its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software and services as the corporate standard for global product development throughout Suzuki and its entire supply chain.
The agreement, terms of which were not disclosed, creates a framework to facilitate the acquisition and deployment of EDS' Unigraphics NX and Teamcenter software solutions for Suzuki's complete line of automobiles and motorcycles.
"Suzuki is committed to building superior quality into every one of its products while constantly developing new products with speed and efficiency," said Hiroshi Tsuda, Senior Managing Director and Board Member, Suzuki Motor Corporation. "We believe EDS's PLM software and services will be the key tool for us in order to achieve this goal."
"With this strategic agreement and tools provided, we will be enhancing supplier collaboration, reducing delivery time, minimizing development costs and -- most importantly -- maximizing customer satisfaction for every product we manufacture."
Teamcenter and Unigraphics NX
As a part of this agreement, Suzuki will initially deploy more than 450 licenses of EDS' Teamcenter Engineering and Teamcenter Visualization, the industry leading suite of integrated PLM software applications. Teamcenter serves as an organization's product knowledge pipeline and includes solutions for global collaboration, product visualization, data management, process workflow and project management.
In addition, Suzuki will deploy the same number of licenses of Unigraphics NX, EDS' world-class total product engineering software used to design, analyze and manufacture many of today's most sophisticated products.
"Suzuki's selection of EDS PLM Solutions' software and services over those of our competitors serves as further validation of our long-term strategy," said Tony Affuso, president, EDS PLM Solutions. "By understanding and focusing on the needs and desires of our clients and their customers, we are able to maximize the value we create throughout the extended enterprise. We are proud of our relationship with Suzuki and its global suppliers and we look forward to continuing to work together well into the future."
EDS PLM Solutions -- Leaders in the Automotive Industry
The Suzuki contract further solidifies EDS PLM Solutions' leadership position in the automotive sector. To date, more than 130,000 'seats' of EDS PLM software are in use at the world's top 25 automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
"We are extremely gratified to have Suzuki join the impressive list of automotive OEMs who have decided to specify one or more of our PLM software products as their corporate standard," said Bob Nierman, president of automotive, EDS PLM Solutions. "EDS PLM Solutions is clearly the leading supplier in this industry, and this contract reflects the trust our clients place in our products and services."
This deployment of EDS PLM software and services for Suzuki is being managed by Fujitsu/DIPRO, EDS' distributor for its PLM Solutions line of business in Japan.
About Suzuki Motor Corporation
Starting business in 1909 as Suzuki Loom Works, the firm was incorporated in 1920. Since foundation in Hamamatsu, Japan, SUZUKI has steadily grown and expanded. Today, constantly going forward to meet changing lifestyles, the SUZUKI name is seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors and related products such as generators and motorized wheelchairs, and even prefabricated storage sheds and houses. The trademark is recognized by people throughout the world as a brand of quality products that offer both reliability and originality. SUZUKI stands behind this global symbol with a sure determination to maintain this confidence in the future as well, never stopping in creating such advanced 'value-packed products'.
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