Oct 27, 2009

Zoomlion Selects Siemens PLM Software's Teamcenter and NX Software

BEIJING – Siemens PLM Software today announced that Changsha Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co. has selected an integrated suite of Siemens PLM Software. United Force Corporation, Siemens PLM Software’s service provider, will install, implement and service this comprehensive Teamcenter® product lifecycle management solution bundled with NX™ CAD/CAE/CAM software, enabling Zoomlion’s construction machinery to tap the infrastructure expansion market accelerated by China’s stimulus package.

Zoomlion, a machinery manufacturer based in Changsha, Hunan Province, is a pioneer in China’s construction machinery industry, and is engaged in researching and manufacturing key equipment for construction of priority national infrastructure including building and transport as well as energy production. Zoomlion also has major operations in Changsha, Changde, Yiyang of Hunan province, Beijing, Shanghai, and Shanxi Province, and has erected nine industrial parks.

Zoomlion will use Teamcenter to consolidate several existing systems, providing a single source of product knowledge enabling seamless downstream management and use of multiple computer-aided design (CAD) systems including NX software and CAD data. The company plans to use Teamcenter for visualization and to directly link engineering with manufacturing and support departments as well as for connections with their customers and partners. To utilize these powerful solutions more effectively, after installation by a highly-skilled technical support team from United Force, Siemens PLM Software will hold technical and management exchanges.

“Zoomlion Concrete Machinery Company and Zoomlion Crane Company are committed to improving the quality and functionality of our construction machinery through tapping the most advanced technology to deliver world class products and service to our customers in China and overseas,” said Wang Yukun, information department director, Zoomlion Group. “The multi-CAD management capability of Teamcenter provides a single source of product data for internal and external use and Zoomlion Zhongbiao uses NX software that delivers 3D design capabilities that help Zoomlion reduce both operating costs and product development time.”

Zoomlion’s replacement of legacy systems and consolidation on Teamcenter as its single PDM platform is an endorsement of Teamcenter as a robust, open PLM platform,” said Chuck Yuan, senior VP and general manager, Greater China, Siemens PLM Software. “With more infrastructure projects coming on stream each month in China Teamcenter together with NX software will provide Zoomlion with a solution to make the most of this opportunity through enhanced collaboration and innovation while delivering design anywhere, build anywhere capabilities.”

Construction machinery is yet one more industry where China is leading the world in growth and where the country is becoming the largest market in the world. The 4 trillion yuan (US$586 billion) stimulus package that China announced last November is heavy on infrastructure spending and is expected to boost domestic demand for construction machinery this year, potentially offsetting a slowdown in exports and private-sector investment. Morgan Stanley expects the industry to achieve 5 percent growth in 2009.