Las Vegas, April 30, 2007 —Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions and RAND North America, a joint venture of DS and Rand, a Technology Corporation (TXS: RND), announced that Norgren, a global supplier of actuators, valves, filters, and pressure sensing and control devices for the automotive, electronics, medical and food processing industries, selected ENOVIA SmarTeam for a major worldwide PLM project. Norgren’s PLM strategy will bring its products to market ahead of competitors and develop smarter, more inventive and effective solutions.
Chicago-based Norgren, the largest division of the IMI group, chose ENOVIA SmarTeam to provide a comprehensive, phased program that will enable collaborative multi-CAD, multi-site design and manufacturing management across thirteen locations worldwide. To achieve its ambitious program, which within three years will serve some 5,000 enterprise users around the globe and integrate with Norgren’s corporate ERP system, the company turned to RAND North America.
“Our complex global manufacturing and supply chains needed a system to efficiently manage our product data, whether originating in Germany, China, the US or the UK, ” said Mary Pierce, Norgren Global PLM program manager. “ENOVIA SmarTeam is allowing us to integrate and manage this information while tracking the numerous design changes and capturing best practices. Standardized collaborative design methods are eliminating money and time spent working from outdated designs, as well as encouraging innovation and improved division of labor among our globally-dispersed design teams.”
RAND North America began rollout early 2007 with 175 seats installed at three ENOVIA SmarTeam databases – Fellbach, Littleton, CO, USA and Shanghai CHINA. The remainder of the sites, consisting of an additional 558 licenses with many sites utilizing ENOVIA SmarTeam’s multi-site capabilities, will be deployed during 2007/2009.
“To succeed in today’s increasingly competitive mid-market, leading companies are selecting PLM solutions to gain essential business benefits through collaboration,” said Alex Zeltcer, general manager, ENOVIA SmarTeam. “Norgren will leverage ENOVIA SmarTeam to quickly ramp up and consolidate its global product design activities. In the next phase, the company will automate and optimize key business processes, including bills of material, engineering change management and bidding practices, using ENOVIA SmarTeam to streamline workflows across people, sites and platforms. This will enable global-scale purchasing and further cost savings.”