Dassault Systèmes Sponsors Richard Petty Motorsports No. 44 Car in NASCAR’s Pepsi 500
Richard Petty Motorsports Leverages Dassault Systèmes PLM Solutions to Get Designs to the Track 50% Faster
LOWELL, Mass., October 8, 2009 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that the No. 44 Dodge, driven by A.J. Allmendinger in the Pepsi 500 NASCAR race on October 11, 2009, will bear sponsor Dassault Systèmes’ logo.
The sponsorship is a continuation of the strong partnership between Richard Petty Motorsports and Dassault Systèmes. The company currently uses PLM solutions from Dassault Systèmes to help bring new designs and features to their racecars quickly.
Using CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SIMULIA from Dassault Systèmes, Richard Petty Motorsports can quickly respond to NASCAR rule changes, leverage simulation and analysis to maximize performance, program production robots and cut cycle times by as much as 50%.
“What fuels our success is time-to-market and doing it for the best cost we can so we can create more iterations and bring on more products. Dassault Systèmes PLM is an irreplaceable part of that success,” said Tommy Wheeler, director of engineering services, Richard Petty Motorsports. “What it comes down to is this: the one who makes the best choices and does it in the least amount of time wins.”
The Pepsi 500 will be broadcast live from Fontana, California on ABC, October 11, 2009 at 3:15pm ET. For more information about Dassault Systèmes solutions, please visit www.3ds.com.
About Dassault Systèmes
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 115,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.
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