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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Erik Gräns, Director of PLM Development at China-Euro Vehicle Technology AB, to Present at CIMdata’s PLM Road Map 2017

The presentation will share China-Euro Vehicle Technology AB’s PLM journey.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, 19 September 2017—CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces that Erik Gräns, Director of PLM Development at China-Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT) and PLM Solutions Development Lead at the Geely Group (Geely), will make a presentation at PLM Road Map™ 2017. The event will be held in collaboration with PDT Europe 2017 on October 17 at The Clarion Hotel Post in Gothenburg, Sweden. PDT Europe will take place at the same location on October 18-19.

CEVT was founded in 2013 with the assignment of developing a new C-segment platform for Geely. As a greenfield company the team had a new office but with no network, no computers, no PLM system, and no engineers. In his presentation, “PLM journey at CEVT: Digitalization in a Greenfield Automotive Development Company,” Mr. Gräns will share how CEVT ended up developing a new platform, a new car based on the platform, a new gearbox, and production in new plants. Attendees will learn about CEVT’s PLM journey; how PLM processes and systems were set up to manage the company’s Digital Twins.

Mr. Gräns joined CEVT in 2013 and has been leading the development of the PLM solution from being a “green field” company to a state where the first vehicle is now in production. The PLM solution covers BOM Management (MBOM/SBOM/SW management), CAD management, and manufacturing engineering (BOP management). In June 2016, he was appointed Geely’s PLM leader. In this role, he leads the development of PLM solutions for Geely. Mr. Gräns has been working in the PLM domain for the last 20 years and has a background in mechanical engineering from the automotive industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.

PLM Road Map 2017 in collaboration with PDT Europe 2017, is the must-attend event for industry executives and PLM practitioners globally—providing independent education and a collaborative networking environment where ideas, trends, experiences, and relationships critical to the industry germinate and take root. The theme for this year’s event is “Digitalization: The Next Step in PLM's Evolution.”

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