AutoLiv Selects Actify's SpinFire Solution
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AutoLiv Selects Actify's SpinFire Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Sep 23, 2008 -- Actify, Inc., the global leader in digital design communication solutions, announced today that AutoLiv, a producer of car safety equipment, has chosen Actify's SpinFire Solution as part of their corporate strategy. With facilities and employees located globally, along with development and engineering centers around the world, AutoLiv faces pressure to remain competitive in this global market. AutoLiv recognizes the need to reduce costs through improve global communication and production.

"When deciding on a new design communication solution we had to think about the end-users, whom are potentially thousands of employees, contractors, customers, suppliers, and partners," said Tyler Paxton, PLM Analyst, AutoLiv North America and the evaluation committee leader for this project. "Being a diverse group with various skills, we needed something that was easy for non-technical users and also robust in areas for our engineers. We found SpinFire Professional to meet all our needs in terms of user features, vendor support, and cost."

Collaboration across the global extended enterprise (customers, suppliers, and partners) has become a standard business practice in the manufacturing industry. Recognizing this and staying true to their corporate Vision and Mission, AutoLiv's executives are strengthening AutoLiv's core business through a series of corporate strategies, one of them being the implementation of Actify's SpinFire Professional solution. AutoLiv's licenses will be used across the global enterprise by engineering, manufacturing, quality, purchasing, sales and legal. With SpinFire Professional, AutoLiv will have business benefits of reduced costs and active collaboration throughout the extended enterprise.

"The ability to make product data mobile and laptop compatible is not possible with your typical CAD solutions as they do not operate effectively on a reasonable machine and are too expensive for a casual user," said David Opsahl, CEO of Actify, Inc. "We at Actify are pleased to have been able to provide a global solution that fits AutoLiv's business needs, allowing them to be flexible and more competitive."

About AutoLiv

AutoLiv is a Swedish-American company with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, that in 1997 sprung from the merger of the Swedish company AutoLiv AB and Morton Automotive Safety Products, Inc., a division of the American firm Morton International. AutoLiv (the world's #1 producer of car safety equipment -- 40% marketshare) develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures AutoLiv has 80 facilities with 36,100 employees in 30 vehicle-producing countries. In addition, the company has development and engineering centers in six countries around the world, including 20 test tracks, more than any other automotive safety supplier.

About Actify, Inc.

Actify, Inc. is a privately held, award-winning global leader of digital design communication solutions with customer companies throughout the automotive, aerospace, industrial automation, and discrete manufacturing industries. The Actify Suite of Products is sold through authorized distributors and Value Added Resellers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Actify is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information please visit or call 415.227.3800.

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Charrise Hernandez
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