CIMdata PLM Industry Summary Online Archive

26 April 2005

Implementation Investments

Patria Standardizes on UGS' NX and Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software

UGS Corp. announced that Patria Vehicles Oy, part of the Patria Group, has standardized on UGS' NXT and TeamcenterT software and services for product development throughout its organization and supply chain.

Today's announcement marks an expansion of the joint work between the two companies which began in 1997 Patria Vehicles currently uses UGS' digital simulation software solution for advanced finite element analysis (FEA).

The agreement creates a framework to deploy NX (UGS' digital product development software) and Teamcenter (UGS' product knowledge management and collaboration software) for armored wheeled vehicles, Patria Vehicles' flagship product. NX will replace Patria Vehicles' existing computer-aided design (CAD) solutions.

"UGS has proven its superiority in products and quality of services," said Ari Talvenheimo, vice president of engineering, Patria Vehicles. "After extensive and measured product tests we have confidently selected UGS and their regional partner Ideal Engineering Oy to be our PLM technology and service provider."

"UGS is pleased to have won this expanded contract with Patria, a leading defense company. This agreement is the culmination of several years of collaboration between the companies," said Mike Robinson, director Northern and Eastern Europe for UGS' Distributor Operations, EMEA. "Patria Vehicles' extensive testing and adoption of our solutions confirms UGS as the only company able to satisfy the complex PLM needs of a manufacturing company requiring real time collaboration within its own organization and in the extended supplier enterprise."

Patria Group is an international aerospace and defense company with extensive operations in the Baltic region. The group has four business areas: Vehicles, Weapon Systems, Aviation and Advanced Solutions. Patria's key product portfolio includes armored wheeled vehicles, mortar systems, helicopters and aircraft, and the life cycle support of these products. Patria delivers internationally competitive solutions to global markets based on specialist know-how and partnerships. Patria Group posted net sales of EUR 346.4 million with an average of 1988 employees in 2004. Patria's owners are the Finnish State and EADS.


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