Burgmann Industries Optimizes its Construction Process with Siemens PLM Software's Solid Edge and Teamcenter

International Manufacturer of Mechanical Seals Sees Benefits in Software's 2D and 3D Functionalities and Consistent Data Management

PLANO, Texas, October 22, 2007 - Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Burgmann Industries GmbH & Co. KG, one of the world's leading seal manufacturers, will implement Solid Edge® software for the 3D development of its products and Teamcenter® software for product data management and data integration into its ERP system.

Burgmann Industries is using Teamcenter, the world's most widely used PLM software portfolio, in combination with Solid Edge, a powerful hybrid 2D/3D design system and a core component of the UGS Velocity Series(TM) portfolio, in order to consistently manage the extensive stock of available product data. With Siemens PLM Software's solutions, Burgmann Industries is forging a link between the engineering and commercial departments in order to retrieve important product data via their ERP system.

"To convert development from 2D to 3D, we considered and tested solutions from several providers," said Daniel Ketterer, project manager for Global Technology Management at Burgmann Industries. "During the testing phase, we were sold on the simple derivation option from 3D to 2D constructions offered by Solid Edge. We develop our seals in 3D, but most customers want to see the constructions in 2D. With the automatic 2D derivation, we are able to tighten our cycle times and optimise delivery times and costs in order to carry out our development processes more efficiently.

"With Teamcenter as the single source for all product and process knowledge, Burgmann Industries can optimally manage all product data and use the data across all departments," commented Paul Vogel, senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Siemens PLM Software. "The time employees save can be invested in new, innovative developments and an even higher level of quality."

About Burgmann Industries GmbH & Co. KG, Wolfratshausen / Germany

EagleBurgmann is one of the leading seal manufacturers worldwide. The group employs a workforce of about 5,000 in more than 50 subsidiaries and joint ventures. Turnover reached 500 Mio. in 2006. The product range includes: mechanical seals for pumps, compressor and agitators, seal supply systems, magnetic couplings, stuffing box packings, static seals and expansion joints.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software's open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit http://www.siemens.com/plm.

About Siemens Automation and Drives

The Siemens Automation and Drives Group (A&D), Nuremberg, Germany, is the leading manufacturer in this field worldwide. Products supplied by A&D include standard products for the manufacturing and process industries and for the electrical installation industry as well as system solutions, for example for machine tools, and solutions for whole industries such as the automation of entire automobile factories or chemical plants. Supplementing this range of products and services, A&D also offers software for linking production and management (horizontal and vertical IT integration) and for optimizing production processes. A&D employs 70,600 people worldwide and in fiscal year 2006 (to September 30) earned a group profit of 1.572 billion on sales of 12.848 billion and orders of 14.108 billion, according to U.S. GAAP. Further information about A&D is available in the Internet at http://www.siemens.com/automation.

Jim Phelan
Director of PLM Media Relations
Siemens Automation and Drives
UGS PLM Software
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Maryland Heights, MO 64043
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