May 14 2003

China Motor Corporation Extends Product Lifecycle Management with Digital Manufacturing Solution from Delmia Corp.

Taichung, Taiwan – May 14, 2003 - Digital manufacturing solutions provider Delmia Corp., a Dassault Systèmes company (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), today announced that the China Motor Corporation (CMC), Taiwan’s leading automotive manufacturer, has selected DELMIA™ to further improve a pioneering digital factory project.



CMC has been using Dassault Systèmes’ PLM solutions CATIA® and ENOVIA™ for many years. The addition of DELMIA expands its use of PLM to include manufacturing. CMC will use DELMIA to simulate and visualize end-to-end automotive production processes. The goal of the digital factory project is to reduce development costs and time, improve worker safety, and enhance product quality. Under the terms of the contract, CMC will deploy DELMIA products QUEST®, IGRIP®, and Virtual NC® (for product resource modeling and simulation) and Process Engineer® (for process planning) at its plants in Taoyuan and Shinchu.

Dassault Systèmes’ PLM solutions are integrated through a unique PPR (Product, Process, Resource) model. PPR will enable CMC product development teams, suppliers and customers to collaborate in a 3D work environment throughout the development lifecycle of a vehicle. The integration of Dassault Systèmes’ solutions is one of the key factors behind CMC’s decision to select DELMIA for its digital factory.

“Integration of the Design and Manufacturing processes through CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA is essential for us to enhance CMC’s leading position in the competitive Asian automotive market,” said Samuel JONG, Executive Vice President, CMC. “We consider Delmia Corp.’s contribution through their PPR integrated expertise, extensive product portfolio, and skills in training, consultation and services as key constituents leading to the success of the CMC’s Digital Factory Project.”

“DELMIA digital manufacturing solutions will help CMC achieve its strategic plans to reduce time-to-market by enabling collaboration between design, product engineering and manufacturing teams,” said Bertrand Saint-Martin, vice president Asia Pacific Operations, Delmia Corp. “CMC is a key player in Taiwan and in the Chinese car market. Its decision to implement a full CATIA, ENOVIA, and DELMIA deployment is an major endorsement of the strength of the Dassault Systèmes PLM portfolio."