Issue: Dec 2005


Complete Digital Manufacturing Solution



Offering production planning, digital simulation, cost estimation, time calculation and digital simulation

by Lenny Case

UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced German-based Albert Weber GmbH, a division of Weber Automotive, has standardized on Tecnomatix software, UGS digital manufacturing solution, to digitally transform production planning, cost estimation, time calculation and digital simulation.

Albert Weber, a Tier-1 supplier to all major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) globally, will use UGS Tecnomatix to streamline the machining-processes of highly complicated powertrain components such as engine blocks, cylinder heads, crankshafts, housings and connecting rods. The company is headquartered in Markdorf; with additional locations in Neuenbürg, Germany; Esztergom, Hungary and Charleston, S.C.

As part of Project 2010, a company-wide initiative to put Albert Weber ahead of the competition in the next five years, Albert Weber conducted a six-month evaluation for an integrated software solution to support concept planning and implementation of new manufacturing processes, especially planning, cost and time estimation and digital simulation. After an intensive evaluation process, the company selected UGS for the combined implementation of eM-Planner, eM-Plant, eM-Machining and eM-RealNC from the UGS Tecnomatix portfolio of products.

'As a Tier-1 automotive supplier our goal is to consistently enhance the quality of production planning, shorten ramp-up times, standardize our manufacturing methods and boost productivity,' said Christian Weber, CEO of Albert Weber GmbH. 'We selected UGS Tecnomatix solution because it is the only comprehensive solution that offers everything we need to support us today and to put us years ahead of our competitors.'

'UGS Tecnomatix portfolio of products allows a medium-sized technology leader like Albert Weber to tie processes and simulation results to their respective OEMs, enhancing productivity and providing a competitive advantage,' said Markus V. Hoenschel, senior sales engineer and reseller manager Tecnomatix, UGS.

Tecnomatix is the digital manufacturing brand of UGS. Tecnomatix is the world’s most widely-used digital manufacturing solution, enabling organizations to design, simulate and execute production processes. Digital manufacturing is a critical component of product lifecycle management, helping businesses increase profitability by improving the way products are built. More than 5,000 companies worldwide - including BMW, Lockheed-Martin and Anheuser-Busch - are using Tecnomatix to reduce operating costs, accelerate product introductions and shorten time-to-volume while maintaining high levels of product and process quality. Tecnomatix leverages UGS Open Manufacturing Backbone software, which facilitates integration with other UGS solutions, as well as third-party systems. With Tecnomatix, UGS brings together best-of-breed digital manufacturing solutions, deep process expertise and a proven knowledge management foundation spanning the entire product lifecycle. For more information visit: www.ugs.com/tecnomatix.


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