Velizy, France – November 15th, 2009 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that DASBAT, an Abu Dhabi based High Tech and PLM technology consulting and reseller company, has signed to become a Dassault Systèmes value added reseller (VAR). The new relationship between DS and DASBAT is designed to drive increased efficiency and responsiveness for DS customers and end-users in the United Arab Emirates.
“DASBAT is thrilled to become a DS VAR. With DS’s sales and technical support, we expect to see customers taking full advantage of PLM solutions and gain competitiveness in the quickly transforming UAE economy,” says Khalid Al Bu-Ainnain, Chairman of DASBAT. “We follow the demand of UAE industrial companies and organizations for the most modern PLM and 3D virtualization technologies to ensure global collaboration and seamless product, project and plant lifecycle management. The near future will show DS and DASBAT delivering the highest value to strategic sectors of the UAE economy and ever increasing industrial base. This is a remarkable accomplishment with value adding projects that will reinforce Abu Dhabi as leading technology Center of Excellence in the field of high technology.”
“The DS-DASBAT relationship is designed to increase our customer service level,” says Philippe Forestier, executive vice-president Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes. ”DS has decided to become a strategic partner of UAE’s leading industries and institutions and support the successful establishment of a Digital Economy with a solid local base. In each country, a DS organization will implement tailored action plans. In addition to sales and technical support, these can include marketing or industry-specific packages or solutions.”
DASBAT and DS share the goal to deliver end-to-end PLM solutions to UAE customers. DS’s CATIA for designing the virtual product, ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, SIMULIA for realistic simulation, DELMIA for virtual production and 3DVIA for virtualization and user experience represent the most complete PLM solution on the market. DASBAT will include all these state-of-the-art brands in its PLM offering, adding expert services and support based in the UAE.
The DASBAT-DS agreement results from DS strategic decision in January 2009 to target new markets and fast growing economies.
DASBAT (DASBAT AVIATION LLC ), part of BAYNUNA group, was founded in 2008. It is headquartered in Abu Dhabi, and is dedicated to contribute to UAE self reliance in the field of High tech software, aeronautics and advanced aviation systems, advanced training and services, outsourcing of maintenance and R&D. DASBAT has decided to focus a new activity on services and solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), creating value for its clients by combining state-of-the-art technology and a pragmatic approach to engineering and manufacturing processes to reduce costs and time to market.
Benefiting from the unique know-how and experience of its well known partners, DASBAT develops products and services in order to contribute to the development of advanced technology in Abu Dhabi, including development/manufacturing of advanced aircraft and sub-systems and components, software, information systems integration, operations and maintenance.