Doosan Infracore to Cut Costs by 2.3 Billion Won With PLM Solutions From IBM and Dassault Systèmes

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SEOUL, KOREA - 27 Oct 2006: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Dassault Systèmes (DS) (NASDAQ: DASTY) (Euronext Paris: #13065) (PARIS: DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Doosan Infracore, a leading Korean machining company, has successfully rolled out its PLM enterprise solution, leveraging the strengths of CATIA and ENOVIA VPLM. The company estimates that cost savings will amount to 2.3 Billion South Korean Won per year (approx. $2.4 million), through increased accuracy and flexibility in managing design and engineering changes in a virtual 3D environment.

"To compete on a global level, we need to reduce the costs and time needed to create innovative products and stay ahead of our competitors. Cutting-edge PLM technologies are critical in driving our business transformation strategy. CATIA V5 and ENOVIA VPLM are the cornerstones of Doosan Infracore's innovation strategy, facilitating quick design and seamless collaboration in 3D," explains Tae-hwan Kim, PLM Project Manager, Doosan Infracore, Construction Machinery Business Group. Integrating ENOVIA VPLM with design best practices based on CATIA V5, links the engineering, design and manufacturing departments at Doosan Infracore.

"We are committed to helping Doosan Infracore innovate in global and regional markets. Our teams are dedicated to providing the best of ENOVIA VPLM solutions to fit Doosan Infracore's 3D PLM strategy. Our solutions provide full visibility of new projects, from the initial design phase to delivery, streamlining product development," says Samson Khaou, General Manager, Dassault Systèmes, Korea. "ENOVIA VPLM and CATIA V5 facilitate innovation and quick decision making. The company's experience of PLM provides reliable best practices and is a good reference case as Doosan fully deploys and leverages this PLM solution," continues Jemann Park, Director, PLM Solution Business Division, IBM Korea.

Doosan Infracore aims to be a top five global player in ISB -- Infrastructure Support Business. To achieve this goal, Doosan Infracore plans to extend the reach of the PLM solution which was successfully implemented for the Construction Machinery Business Group, to other Doosan Group companies. PLM is a key element of the company's IT transformation and global productivity enhancement initiatives.

About Doosan Infracore

Since its inauguration in 1937 as a shipbuilding machinery manufacturer, Doosan Infracore has been leading the development of the domestic machinery industry to date as the largest machinery company in Korea. It has cemented its position as a world-class heavy industry business based on product competitiveness made possible by incessant technology and quality innovations.

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About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 90,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product -- SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design -- DELMIA for virtual production -- SIMULIA for virtual testing and ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, including ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne and ENOVIA SmarTeam. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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