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PTC Product Development System chosen by Festo

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PTC Product Development System has been is part of Festo’s strategic initiative to increase product development efficiency in the global marketplace.

According to PTC, the Product Development Company, Festo AG (Esslingen, Germany), one of the world leaders in automation and controls, has selected the PTC Product Development System (PDS) to replace its existing CAD/PLM platform.

Festo will begin adopting the PDS with Pro/ENGINEER, PTC’s integrated CAD solution that helps companies develop detailed, intuitive and realistic digital product representations. In parallel, Windchill will be implemented for content and process management.

Festo will deploy PTC solutions at corporate headquarters, where its main R&D facilities are located, as well as in its international technical engineering centers, where products are adapted to local market needs. Festo expects to see improved process quality and stability from initial research to manufacturing, as well as improved integration with partners, suppliers, and customers.

The PTC technology will be implemented with immediate effect and the first phase is accompanied by an extensive review of existing data and processes to ensure a smooth migration. In addition, a global training program will bring users up to speed, which enables to take the full advantage of the new PLM environment by the time of the roll-out in 2007. In its final stage, PTC's product development system will be the single source for all product related information for all users at Festo's R&D center in Esslingen, Germany, as well as for all globally distributed “Regional Engineering Centres” (REC).

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