Paris Air Show 2003
Just 12 Weeks into Implementation, PLM Platform Has Already Improved Business Collaboration with Aerospace Manufacturers
LE BOURGET, France & LONGUEUIL, Canada--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2003-- IBM and Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) today announced at the 45th Annual Paris Airshow that Heroux-Devtek, a leading Canadian aerospace supplier specializing in landing gear, has selected their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions to gain efficiencies and align itself with customer platforms.
IBM PLM Solutions, with CATIA(R) V5 for collaborative product
development and SMARTEAM(R) for collaborative lifecycle management
developed by Dassault Systemes, enables Heroux-Devtek to collaborate
more efficiently with aircraft manufacturing customers, such as Boeing
and Lockheed Martin, who operate on similar PLM platforms. The new PLM
platform also addresses critical capabilities required in the
aerospace industry, such as smooth exchange of data and regulatory
compliance - including product traceability.
Taking full advantage of the PLM environment, the Heroux-Devtek
engineering department will optimize its performance to design,
manufacture and build custom-made landing gear and aircraft structural
components. The solutions provided by IBM and Dassault Systemes will
provide a seamless flow of information between Heroux-Devtek's design,
production and support business units and those of its customers to
further improve productivity and product quality.
"IBM PLM Solutions, with software from Dassault Systemes, are a
natural fit for our aerospace work," said Nagi Homsy, vice president
Engineering, Heroux-Devtek. "With the power of PLM, the engineering
department can now manage its growth and become a major player in its
"The CATIA-SMARTEAM solution enables Heroux-Devtek to involve
downstream stakeholders in product development from the earliest
phases of each project," said Marcelo Lemos, president of Dassault
Systemes of America. "In so doing, the company can leverage its
diverse product data and development teams to improve product
performance, compress project schedules, and cut costs."
Implementation services, including education and training for
product-related functions, are being carried out by IBM Business
Consulting Services working with Dassault Systemes Services as prime
contractor and local business partners Rand and Mecanica. The
solutions, all running on Windows-based IBM IntelliStation M Pro
workstations, are already successfully managing a managing a variety
of CAD design files and bills-of-materials.
The next stage of deployment will include linking SMARTEAM to
Heroux-Devtek's existing enterprise resource planning application,
furnishing relevant engineering information to manufacturing, finance,
marketing and sales.
Heroux-Devtek Inc., a Canadian company, specializes in the design,
development, manufacture and repair of aerospace and industrial
products. The Company's head office is located in Longueuil, Quebec.
Heroux-Devtek operates eight business units grouped under four
divisions: the Landing Gear Division, the Aerostructure Division, the
Gas Turbine Components Division and the Logistics and Defence
Division. Approximately 75% of the Company's sales are outside Canada,
mainly in the United States. Heroux-Devtek's shares trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HRX.
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About Dassault Systemes
As world leader in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) solutions,
the Dassault Systemes group brings value to more than 65,000 customers
in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981,
Dassault Systemes develops and markets PLM application software and
services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of
the entire life cycle of products from conception to retirement. Its
offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product development
(CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SMARTEAM), mainstream product design tools
(SolidWorks), and 3D components (SPATIAL). Dassault Systemes is listed
on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock
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CONTACT: Heroux-Devtek Press Contact: Francois Kalos Maison Brison 514-572-3011 or IBM Press Contact: Chris Sciacca 1 212 745 4732 Email Contact or Jennifer Feller + 33 141 88 6189 Email Contact or Dassault Systemes Press Contacts: Anthony Marechal +33 1 55 49 84 21 Email Contact or Financial Dynamics for Dassault Systemes Investor Contacts: Emma Rutherford, Harriet Keen +44 207 831 3113