Mar 01 2007

Fueltech Selects CATIA PLM Express From Dassault Systèmes

Reduce Product Development Time From Days to Hours and Boost Productivity

Paris, France, March 1, 2007- Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Fueltech Sweden AB, a member of the SAG Group, has chosen CATIA PLM Express to boost productivity. Fueltech designs and manufactures fuel, oil and urea tanks for companies such as Volvo and Scania, and chose CATIA PLM Express because of its ease of use and its design speed, in addition to CATIA being the industry standard in the automotive industry.

“There are often several rounds of discussions with customers with respect to a design before reaching an agreement. This is why shortening the product design preparation time becomes crucial,” stated Matthias Nedfors, Product Manager of R&D, Fueltech Sweden AB. “Now by just simply clicking on the buttons or dragging arrows in the drawings, this tedious process is reduced from several days to only one or a few hours. This dramatically shortens construction lead time with not only a more effective product design process but also a much higher level of customer satisfaction.”

“For companies like Fueltech, CATIA PLM Express optimizes product development at every level and is fully compliant with their OEM customers, suppliers, and partners, eliminating the need for additional software integration,” explains Didier Gaillard, Managing Director, Dassault Systèmes AB. “CATIA PLM Express is powerful, easy to install, and use. It delivers the secure collaborative environment necessary for Fueltech to work closely with various customers and partners in order to produce the right product. And thanks to its built-in scalability, CATIA PLM Express makes it very simple for Fueltech to grow their implementation as their needs evolve.”

Semcon Engineering Solutions provided Fueltech with the CATIA PLM Express license so that they could introduce their latest designs to customers quickly. Fueltech’s investment in CATIA PLM Express will position them as a major international tank supplier by enabling them to work more interactively with their major customers.

CATIA PLM Express is a scalable solution, tailored to meet the needs of companies of all sizes. It provides CATIA design excellence and a fast track to PLM at an affordable price. It enables designers to work fast, collaborate easily and securely, reduce costs, expand innovation, increase quality, and get products to market on time, therefore increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty.