Fiat Auto Selects Tecnomatix eMPower as Its Standard Tolerance Management Tool
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Fiat Auto Selects Tecnomatix eMPower as Its Standard Tolerance Management Tool


Leading Italian Automaker Uses Manufacturing Process Management to Lower Costs, Improve Product Quality


NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2003-- Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO), the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), today announced that long-time customer Fiat Auto S.p.A. will implement eMPower(TM) products to maintain high levels of quality assurance and improve their process validation.

eM-TolMate allows manufacturing engineers to predict the effect of tolerances and mating operations on an assembly process. It identifies key characteristics and critical features of an assembly--such as the gap between a door and the fender of a car, or the flushness of an airplane wing. eM-TolMate calculates the variations in these characteristics and the contribution of tolerances to these variations. Simulation and analysis tools help deliver optimal tolerances for manufacturing and assembly.

"We have turned to Tecnomatix for well over a decade for the most advanced Manufacturing Process Management software products available," said Sergio Rima, process feasibility manager, Fiat Auto S.p.A. "We chose Tecnomatix eMPower based on its solid reputation and the ease-of-use of its tolerance management products. eM-Tolmate will help us lower costs in our production facilities and decrease the time it takes to produce our vehicles."

"Fiat is one of our longtime automotive customers, and we have worked closely with them over the years to provide them a variety of products and services," said Harel Beit-On, chairman and chief executive officer, Tecnomatix Technologies. "We look forward to a continued close working relationship with Fiat. Their confidence in, and success with, eMPower products for MPM underscores our commitment to help the world's leading manufacturers improve production processes, deliver better products to market more quickly, and lower costs."

About Tecnomatix Technologies

Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. is the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM). Today's leading global manufacturers are adopting MPM solutions to expand revenue potential and reduce costs by accelerating product introductions, shortening time to volume, and optimizing production execution. eMPower enables our customers to succeed with its collaborative, open platform and applications for defining, simulating, managing, and executing manufacturing processes across the extended enterprise. For more information on eM-TolMate and other eMPower products and solutions for MPM, please visit www.tecnomatix.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such statements may relate to the Company's plans, objectives and expected financial and operating results. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: currency fluctuations, global economic and political conditions, market demand for Tecnomatix products and services, long sales cycles, new product developments, assimilating future acquisitions, maintaining relationships with customers and partners, and increased competition. For more details about the risks and uncertainties of the business, refer to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Tecnomatix undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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