PARIS & NEEDHAM, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — June 18, 2009 — Atos Origin, an international IT services company, and PTC® (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced they will partner to provide best-in-class Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for discrete manufacturing companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Industrial, Electronics & High Tech, Automotive, Medical and Consumer industries in Europe.
The partners will focus on a consulting-led approach and exploit in-depth market knowledge to offer customers innovative, sustainable and results-oriented solutions that will reduce time to market considerably.
“We have been implementing best-in-class PLM solutions based on PTC’s technologies for over 10 years for a range of international customers,” said Thierry Breton, Chief Executive Officer of Atos Origin.
“We are very impressed with PTC’s technology and believe it to be the premier PLM platform due to its IT architecture and scalability, as well as flexibility in managing heterogeneous data,” Thierry Breton continued. “Working together, Atos Origin and PTC will offer customers innovative, sustainable and results-oriented solutions with a reduced time to market. This strategic agreement will position us as a leader in the Product Lifecycle Management market which shows considerable growth over the next few years.”
Atos Origin will deliver ‘design-build-run’ solutions based on integrating PTC solutions to its clients. The scope of activities includes product lifecycle management, product design, and technical documentation management. By the end of this year, Atos Origin plans to have a consistent critical mass of certified consultants on PTC technologies to start serving existing and new clients throughout Europe.
“We are delighted to expand and formalize our relationship with Atos Origin,” said Marc Diouane, Vice President Europe at PTC. “This alliance brings together the deep vertical expertise of Atos Origin in managing global IT projects with PTC’s superior Windchill technology. The winning combination of Atos Origin and PTC promises to help customers implement and realize the full value of a Product LifeCycle Management solution.”
Both parties are present at the Paris Air Show that takes place in Le Bourget from 15 to 19 June 2009 where they host daily dedicated seminars on PTC in Chalet A310. Themes like PLM, Sustainability & Environmental Compliance will be discussed in-depth, PTC and Atos Origin will co-present a seminar on 19 June titled “Optimize Change Management through Business Intelligence.”
About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Operations. The Company’s annual revenue is EUR 5.5 billion and it employs 50,000 professionals in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. For more information, please visit the Atos Origin website: www.atosorigin.com
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives of product development. Using the company's CAD, and content and process management solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech, Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer and Medical industries are able to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet both customer needs and comply with industry regulations. For more information on PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com.
PTC, The Product Development Company and Pro/ENGINEER are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
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