Nov 15 2009

Dassault Systemes and SM Saudi Arabia to Focus on Oil & Gas Industry

A New Alliance to Increase Knowledge and Use of PLM Solutions in All Industries

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 SM Saudi Arabia Ltd (SM), an Al Khobar based engineering, system integrator , project management and EPC company, has signed to become a Dassault Systèmes VAR. The relationship between DS and SM is designed to drive increased efficiency and responsiveness for DS customers and end-users in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A particular focus will be made on capital projects in the Oil&Gas, process and energy sectors.

“SM is delighted to become a DS strategic partner and re-seller. With DS’s sales and technical support, we expect to see Saudi Arabia customers taking full advantage of PLM solutions to increase their efficiency, especially with ever more complex projects and global operations spanning through multiple stakeholders,” says Bernard Poulin, CEO of SM. “We respond to a strong demand for product, project and plant lifecycle management and 3D virtualization solutions from leading Saudi Arabia corporations. DS and SM base their cooperation on SM’s long and successful experience of using DS PLM solutions for its major engineering and program management activities. The combination of DS world-class PLM and 3D technologies and SMs’ in-depth knowledge of the engineering, procurement, construction, energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as strong local presence within the Kingdom and abroad allow the two companies to offer an un-rivaled combination of solutions and services to Saudi Arabia customers.”

“The DS-SM relationship is a perfect fit for our customers in Saudi Arabia. We have identified the Saudi Arabia market as an unique opportunity to develop in a fast growing economy. In the context of our alliance with SM, we have successfully started to tie strategic relationships in Saudi Arabia’s Oil & Gas industry” says Philippe Forestier, executive vice-president Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes.  ”DS is committed to establish a strong position in the Arabian Gulf region. Expert in the Oil & Gas, Process and Energy sector, we are convinced to bring added value and the best service to our Saudi Arabian 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 lifelike user experience, represent the most complete PLM solution on the market. SM will include all DS products in its PLM offering, adding expert services and highly competent support based in the Kingdom.