Daimler AG has extended its commitment to Siemens PLM Software and its products for a total of 10 years. Siemens PLM Software is a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.
Daimler has also pledged to an extensive rollout of NX software to replace its current computer aided design (CAD) environment. NX software is one of the world’s leading solutions for digital product development from Siemens PLM Software.
Daimler’s NX deployment for passenger cars will be completed by the end of 2015 while the deployment for trucks will be achieved by the end of 2016.
As part of the worldwide 10-year agreement, Daimler AG will begin using Siemens PLM Software’s technology in its first vehicle series beginning in 2012.
Siemens PLM Software will begin enabling Daimler’s vast network of suppliers from July 2011. Daimler’s objective is to further improve the support of its business processes by implementing a seamlessly integrated CAD suite.
According to Chuck Grindstaff, President and Chief Technology Officer at Siemens PLM Software, Daimler’s clear commitment and implementation plan for NX highlights the enhanced strategic relationship between the two companies.
A key reason for the NX implementation by Daimler is the growing complexity of vehicle design and development that has forced numerous automotive companies to evaluate the systems currently in place to ensure they are using best-in-class technology.
Siemens PLM Software has a successful relationship with Daimler through its existing Teamcenter software implementation.
Following an extensive evaluation, Daimler has decided to continue using Teamcenter as its standard for product data management and PLM in addition to migrating from its current CAD technology to NX.