Apr 16 2003

Delmia Corp. Honored by the State of Michigan and Oakland County

Auburn Hills, Mich., April 16, 2003 – Digital manufacturing solutions provider Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), announced today that Oakland County and the State of Michigan have honored the company for its contribution to the county and state.



Delmia Corp. CEO Philippe Charlès received plaques by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Senior Account Manager Kathy Kleckner of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Patterson commended DELMIA for being one of the companies helping to position Oakland County as the third highest provider of high tech jobs and as the third wealthiest county in per capita income in the country. The award presentation took place at a recent open house held by Delmia Corp. to announce a CIMdata study reinforcing the benefits of digital manufacturing.

“DELMIA’s decision to remain and grow in Auburn Hills speaks to the strength of resources available in the County and in Michigan,” said Patterson.  “And, it’s companies like Delmia Corp. that promote productivity, innovation and new business growth in the area.”

Following the award presentations, a representative from consulting and research firm CIMdata (Ann Arbor, Mich.) presented results from a recent study entitled Benefits of Digital Manufacturing.  The study found that companies using DELMIA digital manufacturing solutions are achieving or exceeding their initial objectives and anticipated benefits. On average, organizations using digital manufacturing technologies can reduce time to market by 30 percent, design changes by 65 percent, and time spent in manufacturing planning process by 40 percent, the study reports. In addition, production throughput can be increased by 15 percent with overall production costs reduced by 13 percent.

For a copy of the CIMdata Report, please send an email to DELMIA: info@delmia.com