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 SM Saudi Arabia Ltd (SM), an Al Khobar based engineering, system integrator , project management and EPC company, has signed to become a Dassault Systèmes VAR. The relationship between DS and SM is designed to drive increased efficiency and responsiveness for DS customers and end-users in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A particular focus will be made on capital projects in the Oil&Gas, process and energy sectors.
“SM is delighted to become a DS strategic partner and re-seller. With DS’s sales and technical support, we expect to see Saudi Arabia customers taking full advantage of PLM solutions to increase their efficiency, especially with ever more complex projects and global operations spanning through multiple stakeholders,” says Bernard Poulin, CEO of SM. “We respond to a strong demand for product, project and plant lifecycle management and 3D virtualization solutions from leading Saudi Arabia corporations. DS and SM base their cooperation on SM’s long and successful experience of using DS PLM solutions for its major engineering and program management activities. The combination of DS world-class PLM and 3D technologies and SMs’ in-depth knowledge of the engineering, procurement, construction, energy and infrastructure sectors, as well as strong local presence within the Kingdom and abroad allow the two companies to offer an un-rivaled combination of solutions and services to Saudi Arabia customers.”
“The DS-SM relationship is a perfect fit for our customers in Saudi Arabia. We have identified the Saudi Arabia market as an unique opportunity to develop in a fast growing economy. In the context of our alliance with SM, we have successfully started to tie strategic relationships in Saudi Arabia’s Oil & Gas industry” says Philippe Forestier, executive vice-president Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes. ”DS is committed to establish a strong position in the Arabian Gulf region. Expert in the Oil & Gas, Process and Energy sector, we are convinced to bring added value and the best service to our Saudi Arabian 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 lifelike user experience, represent the most complete PLM solution on the market. SM will include all DS products in its PLM offering, adding expert services and highly competent support based in the Kingdom.
SM Saudi Arabia Company Ltd is subsidiary company totally owned by The S.M. Group International Inc . Headquartered in Al Khobar, the company is dedicated to Engineering-Procurement-Construction projects as well as technology integration projects in the sectors of IT, security and telecommunication. Benefiting from the unique know-how and experience of its Canadian owner, The S.M. Group International Inc (SMi).is a leader in engineering, system integration, project management and EPC for the last 35 years in Canada as well as in 30 countries around the world. The SM Group International understands that the complex continuum of natural elements, man-made structures, systems and technologies that shape our environment, also determine our security, our prosperity and our way of life. Since 1972, SMi has been busy building an all-encompassing network of specialists, systems and technologies to provide integrated engineering solutions that improve the world in which we live. Currently, SMi is leading the way on projects across every continent and time zone.” Meanwhile, our previous contributions to the infrastructures and economies of communities around the world continue to endure the test of time.”