Dassault Systèmes Wins PACE Award for DELMIA Automation

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 10, 2009 Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), has announced that its DELMIA Automation solution was recognized as a 2009 Automotive News PACE (Premiere Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award Winner. In its 15th year, the PACE Awards are one of the global automotive industry’s highest honors, acknowledging suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.

Awarded under the PACE Information Technology category, DELMIA Automation software makes it possible for manufacturing engineers to create a virtual production cell or line that includes all devices and their behavior in order to test how a line will perform prior to any physical build. Using the virtual line with the actual PLC controller that will be on the factory floor, months before the line is assembled, saves weeks on the commissioning of the production line.

“We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Philippe Charlès, CEO, DELMIA, Dassault Systèmes. “It is gratifying to be recognized for our commitment to developing efficient solutions that enable innovation within the automotive industry, helping it to survive and thrive amidst today’s challenges.”

According to a study performed by analyst ARC Advisory Group, early implementations of DELMIA Automation have identified an average of 100 mechanical and electrical errors in logic, HMI, and drawings per manufacturing cell. Identification and correction of these issues prior to physical build eliminates two to three man weeks per startup, saving thousands of dollars in engineering and production labor costs. This economic benefit, especially, has become increasingly important for sustainable businesses today.

The 15th annual Automotive News PACE Awards competition was open to suppliers that contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to manufacture cars or trucks. Winners were chosen following an extensive review by industry, academic and business leaders including a comprehensive written application and site visit. DELMIA’s award application referenced recent DELMIA Automation projects with a major OEM.

The world’s leading vehicle manufacturers rely on Dassault Systèmes PLM solutions, comprised of CATIA for 3D design, DELMIA for digital manufacturing, ENOVIA for collaboration, and SIMULIA for realistic simulation. The company’s software and services allow businesses of any size to digitally define and simulate products, as well as the process and resources required to manufacture, maintain and recycle them to improve the environment.

About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 100,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. Dassault Systèmes’ shares are listed on Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) and Dassault Systèmes’ ADRs may be traded on the US Over-The-Counter (OTC) market (DASTY). For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.


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