PLEASANTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2003--think3, the
fastest growing company in the product lifecycle management (PLM)
industry, today announced an agreement with Bielefeld, Germany-based
GILDEMEISTER AG to implement think3's thinkdesign and thinkteam
products at the company's Italian subsidiary. The contract calls for
270 subscription licenses from think3.
GILDEMEISTER Italiana will use think3's thinkdesign software, the
only solution on the market that offers full-featured 2D and 3D
functionality in the same product, and complete 2D and 3D
transparency, for mechanical design. think3's integrated PDM product,
thinkteam, will provide the seamless data management necessary for
streamlining GILDEMEISTER's product development process. Furthermore,
thinkteam will link to the company's ERP solution for an optimized
process chain throughout the organization.
To get up to speed quickly and cost-effectively, GILDEMEISTER's
product development staff is being trained on the software via
think3's innovative customer care offering. This includes
instructor-led online seminars, hands-on web training and
industry-specific curriculums. Customer care services are included in
think3's annual subscription licenses to shorten employee learning
curves and increase productivity at no additional cost to customers.
GILDEMEISTER also chose think3's professional service organization to
implement the solution.
"GILDEMEISTER Italiana is an excellent example of how think3 can
bring together innovative technologies and services for solving
complex problems and tasks in the area of data management and design,"
says Carlo Carpanelli, vice president of European sales at think3.
"Our software provides a single, open platform solution for
production, development and management of the design process -
something no other supplier has delivered to date. To complement our
technical advantages, our unique business delivery model of integrated
customer care is also winning over customers."
"With this agreement, we are extending a longstanding and proven
partnership," says M. Welt, member of the board of GILDEMEISTER AG.
"We are very satisfied with the comprehensive products and services
provided by think3, especially with regard to the business model and
rapid ROI. A software solution could not be any more flexible and
tailored to our needs. We are looking forward to continuing our work
About GILDEMEISTER Italiana
GILDEMEISTER Italiana is a wholly owned subsidiary of GILDEMEISTER
Aktiengesellschaft. The company, whose headquarters are in Brembate di
Sopra near Bergamo, Italy, is the world's market leader in the
production of mechanical and CNC-controlled multi-spindle automatic
machines. GILDEMEISTER Italiana also owns the following Italian
companies: GRAZIANO Tortona S.p.A., a manufacturer of CNC universal
turning machines, and SACO S.p.A. (Cremona), a manufacturer of
components and accessories for multi-spindle automatic machines. The
products of GILDEMEISTER Italiana are sold around the world by DMG
Vertriebs und Service GmbH.
think3 is a global provider of integrated product development
solutions. The company delivers mechanical design and product data
management software combined with expert services to help
manufacturers improve their product development effectiveness.
think3's unique business delivery model lowers customers' upfront risk
and investment, removes barriers to adoption and accelerates
time-to-market benefits. think3's more than 5,000 customers include
leading companies in industrial machinery, industrial design and mold
making. Privately held, think3 is a global organization headquartered
in Pleasanton, California, with offices throughout Europe, Asia and
North America. For more information visit
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