Issue: Jul 2017


PLATO Expands to North America



by James Hilton

PLATO AG has opened our new US subsidiary PLATO North America Inc. in Dearborn, Michigan near to our existing customers and further allows us to grow our automotive and overall NA business with a local team.  This North America presence supports the industry leading PLATO model-based engineering methods (e.g. FMEA) platform, which promotes team-work, collaboration and knowledge sharing through one common database.

 

"Over the last two decades, we have been successfully building and expanding our automotive business with our software solutions in the field of Engineering & Compliance in Germany and Europe", said Andreas Großmann, CEO of PLATO. "With the foundation of the new office in the heart of the US-American automotive industry, this allows us to react faster to the needs of our NA customers, our global customers NA Operations and provides further expansion of customer support for our PLATO e1ns platform.

 

PLATO will be exhibiting at the AIAG Quality Summit on September 19-20 in Novi, Michigan, where the discussion will be around how the industry is building the tools necessary for the future of automotive quality.

 

On October 11, 2017, PLATO North America Inc. will hold their 6th annual "PLATO User Conference" in Ypsilanti (MI). Participants will be given the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in the development of the automotive industry. In addition to software and methodology presentations by the PLATO experts, selected customers will share their experience in handling risk management standards. Some of the highlights of the agenda are the customer presentations "System Design FMEA for Suspension" by Stephen Mellot (Center of Competence, Tenneco NA) and "FMEA selection process and high level plans" by Rafael Alvarez (FMEA project manager, General Motors).



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