Oct 04 2007

Ochiai Nexus Streamlines Design Process and Reduces Design Time with Dassault Systèmes

Building a Collaborative 3D Design Environment with CATIA PLM Express - DS’s Mid-Market PLM Solution

Tokyo, Paris – October 4, 2007 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Ochiai Nexus Corporation (Ochiai Nexus), a leading automotive conveyers and assembling machines manufacturer, has streamlined its design process and eliminated significant design man-hours with CATIA PLM Express. Measurable benefits include an 86 percent reduction in design-change man-hours.

“With 3D digital mock-ups designed in CATIA PLM Express, we are able to show automotive industry partners and customers exactly what we mean during meetings. Using 3D makes communication much easier and speeds decision making,” says Tomoki Komiya, Facility Engineering Section, Ochiai Nexus Corporation. “It has also enabled us to improve productivity and reduce cost as all stakeholders, including end-customers, can review complete design concepts early on, saving us costly changes further downstream.”

“Deploying CATIA PLM Express is a strategic business decision for Ochiai Nexus,” says Nikos Calfacacos, general manager, Dassault Systèmes Japan. “With its improved 3D collaborative environment, Ochiai Nexus stands to increase its competitiveness in the automotive supply chain.”

Due to industry drivers, Ochiai Nexus is currently under a lot of pressure to shorten man-hours and improve collaboration.  Taking advantage of the combined power of CATIA’s design excellence and ENOVIA SmarTeam’s collaborative product data management, Ochiai Nexus is building a collaborative 3D design environment to capture and reuse its intellectual property and reap further benefits. Deploying CATIA PLM Express allowed them to begin designing more standardized parts, improve design quality and reduce design time. DS’s solutions were implemented by Otsuka Shokai, DS’s local business partner.

CATIA PLM Express is the ideal solution for companies the size of Ochiai Nexus, who are turning to PLM for a simple way to bring high quality innovative products to market faster than ever while reducing costs. CATIA PLM Express delivers a pragmatic, role-based approach mapped with specific industry and job-related requirements.  It provides the right tools for the right people and grows with them one step after another as business needs evolve.