Nov 15 2009

DASBAT Signs Agreement with Dassault Systemesto become its first Partner and Re-Seller in Abu Dhabi

Increased Efficiency and Responsiveness for UAE Customers Through Tighter Collaboration

Velizy, France – November 15th, 2009 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that DASBAT, an Abu Dhabi based High Tech and PLM technology consulting and reseller company, has signed to become a Dassault Systèmes value added reseller (VAR).  The new relationship between DS and DASBAT is designed to drive increased efficiency and responsiveness for DS customers and end-users in the United Arab Emirates.  

“DASBAT is thrilled to become a DS VAR. With DS’s sales and technical support, we expect to see customers taking full advantage of PLM solutions and gain competitiveness in the quickly transforming UAE economy,” says Khalid Al Bu-Ainnain, Chairman of DASBAT. “We follow the demand of UAE industrial companies and organizations for the most modern PLM and 3D virtualization technologies to ensure global collaboration and seamless product, project and plant lifecycle management. The near future will show DS and DASBAT delivering the highest value to strategic sectors of the UAE economy and ever increasing industrial base. This is a remarkable accomplishment with value adding projects that will reinforce Abu Dhabi as leading technology Center of Excellence in the field of high technology.”

“The DS-DASBAT relationship is designed to increase our customer service level,” says Philippe Forestier, executive vice-president Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes. ”DS has decided to become a strategic partner of UAE’s leading industries and institutions and support the successful establishment of a Digital Economy with a solid local base. In each country, a DS organization will implement tailored action plans. In addition to sales and technical support, these can include marketing or industry-specific packages or solutions.”

DASBAT and DS share the goal to deliver end-to-end PLM solutions to UAE customers.  DS’s CATIA for designing the virtual product, ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, SIMULIA for realistic simulation, DELMIA for virtual production and 3DVIA for virtualization and user experience represent the most complete PLM solution on the market. DASBAT will include all these state-of-the-art brands in its PLM offering, adding expert services and support based in the UAE.

The DASBAT-DS agreement results from DS strategic decision in January 2009 to target new markets and fast growing economies. 


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