PackSys Global Group Standardizes on SolidWorks to Reap New Efficiencies in Design and Collaboration

Manufacturer abandons old mechanical design software to foster
global interoperability, time savings, and value with SolidWorks

CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2003-- PackSys Global Ltd., an international company specializing in packaging machine engineering, has standardized on SolidWorks(R) 3D mechanical design software for its worldwide operations.

PackSys Global will use SolidWorks software in Thailand and Switzerland to design packaging machines with up to 10,000 parts or more. Standardizing on SolidWorks instead of continuing to use three different software packages will reduce project time and costs and increase efficiency by fostering global data compatibility among engineers, customers, and suppliers. Standardization will also eliminate the training and maintenance costs of supporting multiple software packages. Other decisive factors were SolidWorks' ease of use, affordability, stability, customer support, and ability to handle large component groups. PackSys looks forward to further leveraging its investment by integrating SolidWorks into its existing manufacturing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) infrastructure.

The PackSys Global group (PSG) comprises three companies specializing in the manufacture of packaging machines. Its product portfolio includes machines for the manufacture of tubes, cans, and closures made of plastic or metal, as well as package labeling, decorating, and shaping equipment. PSG companies KMK and Oberburg Engineering are headquartered in Switzerland, and PSG-Wesco company is headquartered in Thailand.

"PackSys Global and other packaging industry companies have special design needs, including dealing with large assemblies and frequent change, which puts a premium on accelerating the design process," said Michel Gros, executive vice president for SolidWorks Europe. "SolidWorks is uniquely positioned to satisfy these requirements, within and across national boundaries, and we look forward to helping PackSys secure a consistent and expanding return on investment."

Dozens of packaging industry companies around the world use SolidWorks, including Abbott Laboratories, HARTNESS International, International Paper, Iomega Corp., M&M Mars, McKee Foods, and Robert Bosch GmbH.

PackSys Global is working with SolidWorks reseller Solid Solutions for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.

About PackSys Global

PackSys Global unites three companies specializing in the manufacture of packaging machines and serves more than 400 customers in 66 countries. The companies KMK and Oberburg Engineering are located in Switzerland, the company PSG-Wesco in Thailand. All three companies have been doing business worldwide in their fields for more than 30 years. Today, a staff of roughly 450 employees make up the basis of the PackSys Global group. The product portfolio ranges from machines for the manufacture of tubes and cans made of plastic and aluminum to specialized decorating and shaping equipment to machines for the manufacture of plastic and metal closures. For more information, visit

About Solid Solutions AG

Solid Solutions AG is a leading Swiss supplier of total solutions for the product development process with focus on 3D CAD and product data management. The service program of Solid Solutions AG comprises consulting services, software training, and support as well as the distribution of the 3D CAD solution SolidWorks and the PDM solution SMARTEAM(R). Due to its superior SolidWorks competence, the corporation received the award "Certified Training and Support Center" in 2002. Solid Solutions AG employs 25 staff members and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SolidLine AG, Germany.

About SolidWorks Corporation

SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY, Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. Founded in 1993, SolidWorks' mission is to unleash the power of 3D for everyone in product development and foster a collaborative user community. In seven years of delivering product, SolidWorks has shipped more than 268,000 total seats of software worldwide. SolidWorks has offices around the globe and sells, distributes, and supports its products through a worldwide reseller network. For the latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the company's Web site ( or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).

SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2003 SolidWorks Corporation.

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