Nov 15 2004

OMRON and Delmia Corp. Form Strategic Partnership for Industrial Automation Market

OMRON to integrate DELMIA Automation with its new Control and Network Solution



Tokyo, Japan and Auburn Hills, Mich., USA – Nov. 15, 2004 — OMRON Corp., a leading manufacturer of control equipment for factory automation, and digital manufacturing supplier Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: No. 13065, DSY.PA), today announced a strategic partnership through which OMRON will distribute DELMIA Automation as its new collaborative programming desktop for control engineers.

OMRON becomes a DELMIA business partner and will integrate DELMIA Automation into its new generation of Control and Network Solutions using Dassault Systèmes’ Component Application Architecture Version 5 (CAA V5).

Until now, companies have had to program control systems to use actual on-site equipment for testing and adjustments, but the integrated solution will make it possible to perform such checks before the equipment is even in place. With the solution, OMRON will support customers in planning, engineering, and starting up their manufacturing systems. OMRON will target the automotive industry with its solution before expanding the solution’s presence to various manufacturing industries worldwide, such as the semiconductor, electrical equipment, and food industries.

Integration of DELMIA Automation into OMRON’s solution will enable companies to drastically reduce engineering process time as well as system startup time, thereby reducing direct investment in new product launches and minimizing lost sales opportunities.

DELMIA Automation addresses all automation industries and enables companies to digitally define, control, and monitor automated systems. With its unique Logic Control Modeler (LCM), DELMIA Automation provides a “digital and generative model” of the control logic of an entire automation system independent of the PLC hardware. In addition, DELMIA Automation delivers PLC program validation entirely in a 3D virtual environment. Control and process engineers work on a common, collaborative platform.

“Combining Delmia Corp.’s expertise in automation and production engineering software and our experience in developing high-precision sensing and control equipment,” said Fumio Tateisi, president, OMRON Industrial Automation Company, “we will contribute to considerably improving the productivity and profitability of manufacturers in a wide range of industries.”

“This partnership is an important step in our strategy to expand our presence as a global provider of digital manufacturing solutions to the industrial automation market,” said Philippe Charlès, CEO, Delmia Corp. “Partnering with OMRON, a global leader in automation, we are offering to the industry innovative solutions to digitally design, test and set up automated production systems driving innovation, quality and productivity.”

###