Oslo, Norway, June 13, 2007 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the opening of operations in Norway, through local business partners, as part of its business expansion into the Nordic countries. New local business partners, PLM Technology and Technia will reinforce DS’s initiative, strengthening its mission to deliver cutting-edge PLM solutions to existing and new Norwegian customers, enabling them to boost innovation and speed time to market.
“DS is pleased to further expand our cooperation with some of Norway´s leading entrepreneurs. DS’s goal is to help them adopt PLM solutions that will leverage the talents of all stakeholders, driving innovation and helping them to bring to market new and better products faster, ultimately building market share. We are excited about the business opportunities in the Norwegian market. We will be focusing our efforts particularly in the shipping and offshore mechanical industry and subcontractor markets,” says Didier Gaillard, managing director, Dassault Systèmes, Sweden.
DS and its Norwegian partners have a particular focus on delivering end-to-end PLM solutions to SMBs, which represent half of the total PLM market. DS’s CATIA for designing the virtual product, ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management and DELMIA for virtual production represent the core portfolio of PLM solutions aimed at the SMB market. PLM Technology and Technia will include all in their PLM portfolios, including:
As part of its launch into the Norwegian market, Dassault Systèmes is participating with PLM Technology and Technia at the Nor-Shipping fair on June 13. Attendees will hear from one of DS’s shipbuilding customers about the business benefits it is reaping from DS’s PLM solutions: Hydrolift AS, a Norwegian speed boat manufacturer, will present its new generation of globally distributed high-performance, high-tech pleasure boats. Event attendees are invited to stop by the DS booth E11 on June 13, at 5 p.m. to learn more.