Oct 27 2006

Doosan Infracore to cut costs by 2.3 Billion Won with PLM solutions from IBM and Dassault Systèmes

Driving innovation in 3D for global competitiveness

Seoul, Korea – October 27, 2006 – IBM and Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Doosan Infracore, a leading Korean machining company, has successfully rolled out its PLM enterprise solution, leveraging the strengths of CATIA and ENOVIA VPLM. The company estimates that cost savings will amount to 2.3 Billion South Korean Won per year (approx. $2.4 million), through increased accuracy and flexibility in managing design and engineering changes in a virtual 3D environment.


“To compete on a global level, we need to reduce the costs and time needed to create innovative products and stay ahead of our competitors. Cutting edge PLM technologies are critical in driving our business transformation strategy. CATIA V5 and ENOVIA VPLM are the cornerstones of Doosan Infracore’s innovation strategy, facilitating quick design and seamless collaboration in 3D,” explains Tae-hwan Kim, PLM Project Manager, Doosan Infracore, Construction Machinery Business Group. Integrating ENOVIA VPLM with design best practices based on CATIA V5, links the engineering, design and manufacturing departments at Doosan Infracore..


"We are committed to helping Doosan Infracore innovate in global and regional markets. Our teams are dedicated to providing the best of ENOVIA VPLM solutions to fit Doosan Infracore’s 3D PLM strategy. Our solutions provide full visibility of new projects, from the initial design phase to delivery, streamlining product development,” says Samson Khaou, General Manager, Dassault Systèmes, Korea. “ENOVIA VPLM and CATIA V5 facilitate innovation and quick decision making. The company’s experience of PLM provides reliable best practices and is a good reference case as Doosan fully deploys and leverages this PLM solution,” continues Jemann Park, Director, PLM Solution Business Division, IBM Korea.


Doosan Infracore aims to be a top five global player in ISB - Infrastructure Support Business. To achieve this goal, Doosan Infracore plans to extend the reach of the PLM solution which was successfully implemented for the Construction Machinery Business Group, to other Doosan Group companies. PLM is a key element of the company’s IT transformation and global productivity enhancement initiatives.