Tokyo, Paris – May 22, 2007– 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 CHIKUSUI CANYCOM, INC. (CHIKUSUI CANYCOM) a leading manufacturer of agricultural/construction/forestry use carriers and mower equipment, has streamlined its product design cycle with DS’s CATIA, ultimately helping CHIKUSUI CANYCOM to shorten time to market by 30 percent and create sophisticated product designs.
”In order to improve design and product quality as well as streamline the whole process from design to manufacturing preparation, 3D PLM is indispensable,” says Yoshiro Kaneyuki, managing director of CHIKUSUI CANYCOM, INC. “We chose DS’s CATIA as the best solution to realize seamless integration from initial design to the manufacturing system, supporting our creative and artisan manufacturing.”
“PLM is essential for companies to compete in the global market where there are many competitors,” explains Nikos Calfacacos, general manager, PLM Japan, Dassault Systèmes. “We are pleased that CHIKUSUI CANYCOM is reaping measurable benefits from its CATIA deployment. The resulting streamlined design cycle not only gives CHIKUSUI CANYCOM more time to concentrate on innovative product design, but it has also allowed it to reduce creation cost and deliver new products to market more rapidly.”
With its expanding global business, CHIKUSUI CANYCOM strives to improve design processes from initial styling to manufacturing, in order to produce innovative products quickly, while keeping development costs under control. Management policy is to provide designers with the best tools; CHIKUSUI CANYCOM selected CATIA because of its leadership in surface modelling, recognition in the auto industry as the defacto standard, and for its digital mock-up and design review capabilities.
Additionally, the 3D capabilities of CATIA allows other stakeholders (such as management and people working outside of the design and manufacturing department) to easily understand and review designs in the initial stages. Issues are spotted and repaired early on, saving precious time and resources, reducing the number of physical mock-ups required, and ultimately building market share thanks to more innovative designs and quick time to market.
About CHIKUSUI CANYCOM
CHIKUSUI CANYCOM, INC. is a leading manufacturer of agricultural/construction/forestry use carriers and mower equipment, which was founded in 1948 and its headquter is located in Fukuoka, Japan. CHIKUSUI CANYCOM as more than 50% market share in carriers in Japan, and its products are exported to Europe,us,and many other parts of the world. Its company goal is to strive to create new life value for human groups including our customers and company employees through its own technology and network. For more information, visit: http://www.canycom.co.jp/english/
As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com
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