Feb 26 2002

Dassault Systemes and Hitachi Zosen Information Systems Reshape CAM and Mold Market

Hitachi Zosen Information Systems to Develop New Generation, Collaborative, End-to-End CAM and Mold Solutions on Dassault Systemes' Version 5 Architecture

Suresnes (France), and Tokyo (Japan). February 26th, 2002 – Dassault Systemes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Hitachi Zosen Information Systems (HZS) today announced the signing of a strategic alliance whereby HZS will develop and sell HZS new generation, collaborative Space-E/CAM and MOLD Solutions. Leveraging Dassault Systemes’ Version 5 Architecture and NC and Tooling Solutions, the new alliance will deliver the largest, most advanced 3d PLM-integrated CAM and Mold portfolio on the Asia-Pacific market. As part of this agreement, HZS will provide highly-skilled sales, consulting and support to customers who want to call on the largest and most integrated 3d PLM CAM and Mold portfolio available.

 

“This alliance brings together two of the five largest vendors in the CAM software marketplace, with HZS as the largest supplier in Asia Pacific. The deployment of CAA V5 open architecture and CAM processes, combined with the HZS market presence, and expertise in local mold and CAM operations, will result in a powerful offering to small and medium enterprises in Asia Pacific. It exemplifies the commitment both companies have made to the CAM software market, and I expect this alliance to have a major impact on this important segment of manufacturing.” stated Alan M. Christman, Vice President, CIMdata.

 

A leader in Asia Pacific in CAM and Mold software, HZS is a recognized expert in the extended automotive supplier chain and electronics and electrical markets. Thanks to the new alliance, HZS reinforces its leadership, and will be able to deliver next generation V5-based SPACE-E 3d PLM Solutions meeting the specific needs of the Asia-Pacific market. To rapidly develop its new generation V5 Space-E/CAM and Mold products, HZS will benefit from the unique competitive edge of the V5 architecture and V5 NC and Tooling solutions.

 

“HZS has provided CAD/CAM technology based on the experience and know-how of Japanese production for over 20 years” , commented Fukutake san, President of HZS. ”Our partnership with the world’s leading 3d PLM solutions provider, Dassault Systemes, will naturally push our CAD/CAM level up even higher and eliminate data translation nuisance. The partnership will broaden solutions and give birth to a new business model. The union will definitely bring forward a more sophisticated, productive, cutting edge technology for our customers and all manufacturing sectors”. 

 

Dassault Systemes is the premier global 3D PLM solutions provider. 3d PLM enables customers to optimize their business Processes for Engineering, Manufacturing, Maintenance & Support using Collaborative Workspaces to share a common product, process and resource model (PPR). With PPR, companies can capture, exchange and reuse Knowledge all along the Product lifecycle. The open CAA V5 (component application architecture) allows extension and integration of this solution within multiple enterprise environments.

 

"HZS endorsement of CAA V5 is a definitive step forward, delivering the best and widest CAM and Mold portfolio available for all industries, and establishing V5 as the de facto standard for 3D PLM " said Dominique Florack, Executive Vice President, Dassault Systemes. "In addition customers will get outstanding benefit from having HZS focus their specialized marketing, sales and consulting skills on the new PLM-integrated Version 5 CAM & Mold Design and Simulation Solutions".

 

Said Managing Director Seijun Kinjyo MELCO LTD, “The alliance between HZS, a leading vendor in CAD/CAM solutions for the mold and die industry, and Dassault Systemes, the world leader in PLM market, is big positive news for die makers like MELCO. We welcome this news as we expect that this alliance will solve the data conversion problems we have endured for a long time, and will soon bring global-level integrated CAD/CAM systems to the market. As customers, we support this alliance because it makes such solutions a reality. "