Jun 29 2009

Renault chooses Dassault Systèmes Full V6 PLM to Improve the Company’s Productivity and Product Quality

Renault and Dassault Systèmes pioneer ground-breaking Approach: Global online Collaboration to Boost Innovation

Paris – June 29, 2009 – Renault has selected Dassault Systèmes’ V6 PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) as its new global product development solution, in order to improve productivity, and product quality.

Renault has already started to implement the ENOVIA V6 based collaborative platform and CATIA V6, and will rapidly move to the full DS V6 portfolio to enable the company and its suppliers to collaborate on the creation of new product designs in real time.

Renault will deploy V6 PLM in all geographies and throughout all brands. The online access to the digital mock-up (DMU) will lead to a simplification of the collaboration between engineering sites. This use of a unique, collaborative interface for all developers worldwide supports simultaneous product/process engineering to get it ‘right the first time’.

Renault’s original engineering processes, divided into three different silos with three different solutions, will be transformed with a unified collaborative platform using a single, standardized data model, and solutions that are deployable “out of the box” for all engineering divisions. At the heart of Renault’s strategy to transform its product development is the V6 platform’s virtualization of the entire product lifecycle within a truly collaborative environment that is both flexible and precise. Other requirements were the need to reinforce collaboration with extended enterprise partners and suppliers and to ensure iso-performance and data consistency between globally dispersed teams.

In DS’s V6 solution, Renault found an integrated and collaborative PLM environment allowing more operational transparency and the possibility to validate scenarios through virtual simulation and online management of the DMU. This will significantly ease decision making throughout the stakeholder community and across the entire product lifecycle of Renault automobiles, from conception through design, compliance, simulation, and manufacturing.

“In the coming years, we will develop collaborative engineering. The partnership with Dassault Systèmes will contribute to this strategy. We chose the V6 platform because its integrated PLM environment brings our global teams together through real-time collaboration and online-enabled design anywhere,” said Odile Desforges, EVP engineering and quality, Renault. “We have chosen to deploy the full V6 solutions portfolio, simply because it offers a remarkable collaborative, scalable, open and easy-to-use solution.”

“Dassault Systèmes and Renault share the same vision of sustainable innovation through global collaborative product development. The automotive industry needs to consider economical and social aspects more than ever to make sure they create the vehicle that perfectly meets the customer needs and values. All stakeholders must be actors of the process of sustainable innovation,” explains Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes.