UGS Celebrates Position as Dominant Supplier of Product Development Software To Russian Aerospace Industry at 10-Year Anniversary Event

Visit to UGS Customer by President Putin, Along with Moscow Event,

Mark Company's Tenth Year of Successful Business Presence in Russia



Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from UGS

    CYPRESS, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS, a leading global supplier
 of collaborative product development solutions to the manufacturing industry,
 recently held an event in Moscow to celebrate its prominent position within
 the Russian aerospace market and to mark ten years of successful sales and
 support for all its customers throughout the country. In addition, UGS was
 recently honored by having its software used in a demonstration of technology,
 given to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to one of UGS' local
 customers.
     UGS' anniversary event was attended by over 150 customers who used the
 opportunity to meet with the company's European management team and listen to
 presentations given by influential executives from Russia's manufacturing
 industry. UGS established its Moscow office in 1990 and since then over 90% of
 Russia's aerospace enterprises have standardized on Unigraphics, the company's
 industry leading computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software.
     "UGS has alone displayed the commitment of a Western supplier in assisting
 Russia's manufacturing economy rebuild its domestic capacity and meet the
 standards and responsiveness necessary to compete in export markets," said Mr.
 Vladimir N. Avramenko, director of the Sukhoi Design Bureau, a producer of
 some of the world's most advanced military aircraft. "UGS has leading
 technology that we seek, but more importantly has made us all feel like first
 class citizens in its professional and personal approach."
     That personal touch was on display recently when President Putin visited
 the Russian Ministry of Railways, the organization responsible for Russia's
 extensive railway system. The Ministry uses UGS' Unigraphics software and its
 i-Man data management solution as its exclusive tools for product development.
 During Mr. Putin's visit, Unigraphics was used to show him the developments of
 new railway vehicles and traction modules for both regular routes and the
 planned high-speed line between Moscow and St Petersburg. The modernization of
 Russia's transport system has high political and economic importance to the
 Russian Government.
     "The adoption of UGS products by Russian industry has been enthusiastic,
 resulting in the creation of world-leading designs and accelerated volume
 production," said Dieter Hansen, UGS general manager for Eastern Europe.
 "Particular success has been achieved in the aerospace industry. In fact, all
 leading Russian design bureaus have standardized on Unigraphics, with
 manufacturing plants situated from Moscow through central Russia to the
 Pacific coast at Komsomolsk.on Amur."
 
     About Unigraphics
     Unigraphics is a powerful software application addressing the entire
 product development process from conceptual design to product modeling,
 analysis and manufacturing. One of the industry's most complete products,
 Unigraphics features a broad set of functionality that includes state-of-the-
 art tools for computer aided industrial design (CAID), tightly integrated with
 robust CAD/CAM/CAE solutions. Unigraphics incorporates Knowledge Driven
 Automation technology -- the combination of design optimization techniques
 with product and process knowledge-based engineering -- to dramatically
 improve productivity in industries like automotive, aerospace, machinery,
 consumer products, medical instruments and tooling. Unigraphics has been one
 of the industry's top rated CAD/CAM applications for 25 years. It is used to
 improve productivity in the design-through-manufacturing processes at many of
 the world's most respected companies including General Motors, Boeing, 3M,
 Eastman Kodak, DENSO and General Electric. For more information, please visit
 Unigraphics on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.ugsolutions.com/products/unigraphics/.
 
     About i-Man
     i-Man is an industry driven, customer proven Internet-centric
 collaborative product life cycle management system for the extended
 enterprise. It eliminates barriers by providing control of all product and
 process information shared by a variety of cross-functional teams including
 company personnel, suppliers, partners and customers. Successfully implemented
 by the world's most demanding global organizations, i-Man delivers extensive
 tools to address a broad base of collaborative commerce (c-commerce)
 opportunities. The i-Man Portal was the industry's first Java-based
 application framework designed to leverage product content, enable c-commerce
 and quickly access critical product data with extreme ease-of-use. Additional
 i-Man c-commerce tools include patented Product Structure Management,
 Configuration and Change Management, and a robust multi-site solution using
 i-Man's distributed data server technology, Global i-Man. For more
 information, please visit http://www.iman.com /.
 
     About UGS
     UGS (NYSE:   UGS) is one of the world's fastest growing and most successful
 software and services companies, dedicated to helping manufacturers optimize
 their product lifecycle process. UGS' rich heritage and financial strength
 have been established by consistently providing the industry's best product
 development applications for over 25 years. Today, UGS is distinguished as the
 leading supplier of Internet-based product life cycle collaboration solutions
 as well as the company that is creating the de facto industry standards for
 the digital product. With offices in over 30 countries around the globe, UGS
 is the vendor of choice for open solutions that seamlessly weave into any
 environment and create unprecedented value for the world's most demanding
 customers. In addition, UGS is the first company in its industry to earn the
 ISO 9001/TickIT certification. For more information please contact UGS at
 800-498-5351 or via the World Wide Web at http://www.ugs.com .
 
     UGS, Unigraphics Solutions, Parasolid, Solid Edge, Unigraphics,
 ProductVision, iMAN, GRIP, managedServices, EAI, FactoryCAD, FactoryFlow,
 Sense8, VisFactory, VisConcept, VisConference, VisMockup, VisProducts, VisVSA,
 VSA, e-Vis, LightningStart and RAPIDiMAN are trademarks, registered trademarks
 or service marks of Unigraphics Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks,
 registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders. The
 information within is subject to change without notice and does not represent
 a commitment on the part of UGS.
 
     CONTACT: Editorial Contact, Jim Phelan of UGS, 314-344-5290,
 phelan@ugs.com
 
 

SOURCE UGS
    CYPRESS, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- UGS, a leading global supplier
 of collaborative product development solutions to the manufacturing industry,
 recently held an event in Moscow to celebrate its prominent position within
 the Russian aerospace market and to mark ten years of successful sales and
 support for all its customers throughout the country. In addition, UGS was
 recently honored by having its software used in a demonstration of technology,
 given to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to one of UGS' local
 customers.
     UGS' anniversary event was attended by over 150 customers who used the
 opportunity to meet with the company's European management team and listen to
 presentations given by influential executives from Russia's manufacturing
 industry. UGS established its Moscow office in 1990 and since then over 90% of
 Russia's aerospace enterprises have standardized on Unigraphics, the company's
 industry leading computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software.
     "UGS has alone displayed the commitment of a Western supplier in assisting
 Russia's manufacturing economy rebuild its domestic capacity and meet the
 standards and responsiveness necessary to compete in export markets," said Mr.
 Vladimir N. Avramenko, director of the Sukhoi Design Bureau, a producer of
 some of the world's most advanced military aircraft. "UGS has leading
 technology that we seek, but more importantly has made us all feel like first
 class citizens in its professional and personal approach."
     That personal touch was on display recently when President Putin visited
 the Russian Ministry of Railways, the organization responsible for Russia's
 extensive railway system. The Ministry uses UGS' Unigraphics software and its
 i-Man data management solution as its exclusive tools for product development.
 During Mr. Putin's visit, Unigraphics was used to show him the developments of
 new railway vehicles and traction modules for both regular routes and the
 planned high-speed line between Moscow and St Petersburg. The modernization of
 Russia's transport system has high political and economic importance to the
 Russian Government.
     "The adoption of UGS products by Russian industry has been enthusiastic,
 resulting in the creation of world-leading designs and accelerated volume
 production," said Dieter Hansen, UGS general manager for Eastern Europe.
 "Particular success has been achieved in the aerospace industry. In fact, all
 leading Russian design bureaus have standardized on Unigraphics, with
 manufacturing plants situated from Moscow through central Russia to the
 Pacific coast at Komsomolsk.on Amur."
 
     About Unigraphics
     Unigraphics is a powerful software application addressing the entire
 product development process from conceptual design to product modeling,
 analysis and manufacturing. One of the industry's most complete products,
 Unigraphics features a broad set of functionality that includes state-of-the-
 art tools for computer aided industrial design (CAID), tightly integrated with
 robust CAD/CAM/CAE solutions. Unigraphics incorporates Knowledge Driven
 Automation technology -- the combination of design optimization techniques
 with product and process knowledge-based engineering -- to dramatically
 improve productivity in industries like automotive, aerospace, machinery,
 consumer products, medical instruments and tooling. Unigraphics has been one
 of the industry's top rated CAD/CAM applications for 25 years. It is used to
 improve productivity in the design-through-manufacturing processes at many of
 the world's most respected companies including General Motors, Boeing, 3M,
 Eastman Kodak, DENSO and General Electric. For more information, please visit
 Unigraphics on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.ugsolutions.com/products/unigraphics/.
 
     About i-Man
     i-Man is an industry driven, customer proven Internet-centric
 collaborative product life cycle management system for the extended
 enterprise. It eliminates barriers by providing control of all product and
 process information shared by a variety of cross-functional teams including
 company personnel, suppliers, partners and customers. Successfully implemented
 by the world's most demanding global organizations, i-Man delivers extensive
 tools to address a broad base of collaborative commerce (c-commerce)
 opportunities. The i-Man Portal was the industry's first Java-based
 application framework designed to leverage product content, enable c-commerce
 and quickly access critical product data with extreme ease-of-use. Additional
 i-Man c-commerce tools include patented Product Structure Management,
 Configuration and Change Management, and a robust multi-site solution using
 i-Man's distributed data server technology, Global i-Man. For more
 information, please visit http://www.iman.com /.
 
     About UGS
     UGS (NYSE:   UGS) is one of the world's fastest growing and most successful
 software and services companies, dedicated to helping manufacturers optimize
 their product lifecycle process. UGS' rich heritage and financial strength
 have been established by consistently providing the industry's best product
 development applications for over 25 years. Today, UGS is distinguished as the
 leading supplier of Internet-based product life cycle collaboration solutions
 as well as the company that is creating the de facto industry standards for
 the digital product. With offices in over 30 countries around the globe, UGS
 is the vendor of choice for open solutions that seamlessly weave into any
 environment and create unprecedented value for the world's most demanding
 customers. In addition, UGS is the first company in its industry to earn the
 ISO 9001/TickIT certification. For more information please contact UGS at
 800-498-5351 or via the World Wide Web at http://www.ugs.com .
 
     UGS, Unigraphics Solutions, Parasolid, Solid Edge, Unigraphics,
 ProductVision, iMAN, GRIP, managedServices, EAI, FactoryCAD, FactoryFlow,
 Sense8, VisFactory, VisConcept, VisConference, VisMockup, VisProducts, VisVSA,
 VSA, e-Vis, LightningStart and RAPIDiMAN are trademarks, registered trademarks
 or service marks of Unigraphics Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks,
 registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders. The
 information within is subject to change without notice and does not represent
 a commitment on the part of UGS.
 
     CONTACT: Editorial Contact, Jim Phelan of UGS, 314-344-5290,
 phelan@ugs.com
 
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