Unigraphics To Supply EDAG With Software

November 3, 2000

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St. Louis, MO. — Unigraphics Solutions Inc. announces an agreement to supply EDAG Engineering + Design AG – a leading engineering partner of the worldwide automotive industry – with 550 licenses of Unigraphics, UGS’ high-end CAD/CAM/CAE software suite. The installation of the contract’s first 100 licenses has already been completed at EDAG’s headquarters in Fulda, Germany, with the entire implementation expected to be complete by 2003.

EDAG, a company that is known for its expertise throughout the entire automotive engineering process chain, was particularly impressed with Unigraphics’ WAVE technology, which will enable EDAG to build control structures for relationships and constraints between all parts and assemblies within a car. Because of this capability, EDAG anticipates considerable improvements in both the design and design change process.

“The decision to implement Unigraphics was easy for us,” says Roland Guenther, IT-Manager at EDAG. “Unigraphics’ stability, quality and comprehensive functionalities, covering the complete processes, have us convinced that it is the right solution for EDAG.

“Our goal is automotive engineering optimization and with Unigraphics Solutions, we have a partner with the same objectives. Furthermore, UGS’ iMAN application for product data management and its c-Commerce solutions support the collaboration of our global distributed engineering locations and customers. Unigraphics Solutions is a very successful company, and the experience and cooperation of its employees will ensure a long term and effective partnership.”

“This contract with EDAG, one of the most renowned engineering companies in the automotive industry, demonstrates once again that Unigraphics Solutions is a leading and successful supplier for the broad range of requirements within the automotive industry,” says Georg Wessels, Germany’s country manager, Unigraphics Solutions. “We look forward to a successful implementation and to helping EDAG achieve all of its design objectives.”

EDAG was founded, in 1969. Today, the company employs more than 3,000 people in 26 locations worldwide, with over 1,000 employees at its Fulda, Germany headquarters. EDAG delivers its customers general engineering services for vehicle design, production of complete prototypes and turn-key manufacturing systems. The company’s customers represent leading automobile manufacturers such as: Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Opel, Honda, Hyundai, Micro Compact Car, Mitsubishi, NISSAN, PEUGEOT, PORSCHE, RENAULT, ROVER, SAAB, SEAT, SKODA, VOLVO and Volkswagen, as well as subsuppliers and equipment manufacturers like Becker Group, CTS, Delphi, Edscha, FFT, Johnson Controls, KUKA, MAGNA, Peguform, SOMMER ALLIBERT, STANKIEWICZ, Visteon, Webasto, WOCO and many more. In 1999, EDAG posted revenues of 550 million DM. For more information visit EDAG on the Internet at http://www.edag.de .

Unigraphics (UG) is a powerful software application addressing the entire product development process from conceptual design to product modeling, analysis and manufacturing. One of the industry’s most complete products, UG features a broad set of functionality that includes state-of-the-art tools for computer aided industrial design (CAID), tightly integrated with robust CAD/CAM/CAE solutions. Unigraphics incorporates Knowledge Driven Automation technology – the combination of design optimization techniques with product and process knowledge-based engineering – to dramatically improve productivity in industries like automotive, aerospace, machinery, consumer products, medical instruments and tooling. For more information, please visit Unigraphics on the World Wide Web at http://www.ugsolutions.com/products/unigraphics/ .

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