Feb 17, 2009

Dassault Systèmes and KPIT Cummins join forces to support Indian Manufacturers

Two global market leaders to develop customised PLM solutions for Industrial Equipment and High-Tech Industries

Pune : Dassault Systèmes (DS) the world leader for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions and KPIT Cummins Infosystems Ltd (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT) a specialist solutions partner to global manufacturing corporations, today announced a go-to-market partnership for joint solution & business development on ENOVIA Platform.

High-Tech and Industrial equipment manufacturers face intense marketplace challenges of managing complex and ever expanding global supply chain, shortened product lifecycles, and increasing regulatory compliances. In order to create better engineered and advanced technology products, companies need to process a large amount of technical and business information. This partnership aims to solve these business challenges by offering an end-to-end Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) solution customized to a particular industry.

The alliance will leverage KPIT Cummins’ deep domain expertise of the Manufacturing industry and Dassault Systemes’ flexible Service Oriented Architecture of ENOVIA platform to build Industrial Equipment solution templates and provide ‘joint solution architecting, delivery and project management’ for customers in India.

At the sidelines of the alliance, Mr. Suman Bose, Country Director, Dassault Systemes India, said, “We are pleased to partner with KPIT Cummins to address the growing PLM needs of the Indian market. With the experience that KPIT Cummins brings in discrete manufacturing industry, coupled with Dassault Systemes’ industry leading PLM solutions, we believe that this partnership will bring immense value to our customers in India both in domain expertise and technology capabilities”

Commenting on the partnership, Prabhu Bendre, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Business IT, KPIT Cummins said, “In a rapidly evolving market, where innovation means success, KPIT Cummins is committed to enhance our customer’s competitiveness through constant innovation and careful selection of the best available solutions. I believe this partnership will allow us to jointly propose cutting-edge PLM solutions to our customers. Combined with our strengths in the field of PLM, MES and ERP integration, this partnership gives us the competitive edge in offering to our customer an end to end enterprise integrated solution that addresses their business needs”