Jun 24 2002

Volvo IT and Dassault Systemes in Partnership to Deliver PLM Consulting and Services

Volvo IT will provide Nordic industries with services based on solutions from Dassault Systemes for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

 

Gothenburg (Sweden) and Suresnes (France) – June 24th, 2002 – Dassault Systemes (NASDAQ: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) and Volvo Information Technology AB (Volvo IT), today announced the signing of a Consulting & Services partnership around Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). The purpose is to jointly supply Nordic industries with solutions that help create and simulate products, and manage their life cycle, from initial concept to finished product on the market.

 

Within this partnership, Volvo IT will supply services to support the implementation of Dassault Systemes’ 3D PLM solutions, namely CATIA, ENOVIA and SMARTEAM. The services from Volvo IT include consulting services focusing on process development, project management, systems integration, training, operations and infrastructure. A wide range of industries is targeted, including automotive, industrial machinery and high-tech industry.

 

”Within the next few years, the majority of manufacturing industries will need to invest in PLM system to maintain and strengthen their competitive edge. For many years, Volvo has focused its efforts on this area, and as a result, Volvo IT has acquired a very broad competence within this field. Now, we intend to offer this expertise to companies outside the Volvo Group,” says Anders Ydergård, Vice President, Product Development, Volvo IT.

 

With this agreement, the two companies consolidate and expand a long history of technology cooperation. Volvo IT has a unique knowledge of processes and IT support for PLM based on Dassault Systemes’ solutions. Approximately 200 people are involved with computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) digital prototypes and product data management (PDM) whose goal is to supply turnkey solutions supporting customer processes for product design, production and after sales.

 

 “We are delighted to welcome Volvo IT as a Consulting and Services Partner. Its industrial expertise and skills around Dassault Systemes 3D PLM solutions uniquely position Volvo IT to provide leading Nordic manufacturers with comprehensive solutions responding to their most demanding requirements”, says Jean-Yves Yung, Vice-President, Services, Dassault Systemes.