Zollner Elektronik AG Standardizes on Siemens PLM Software’s Tecnomatix Digital Manufacturing Solution by EON


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									Zollner Elektronik AG Standardizes on Siemens
PLM Software’s Tecnomatix Digital
Manufacturing Solution
Tecnomatix to Help Shorten Project Timelines, Minimize Risks and Reduce Costs

March 01, 2011 10:55 AM Eastern Time 

COLOGNE, Germany & PLANO, Texas--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Siemens PLM Software, a business
unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management
(PLM) software and services, today announced that Zollner Elektronik AG (Zollner), a Zandt, Bavaria, based
provider of electronic manufacturing services (EMS), is standardizing on Tecnomatix® software as its digital
manufacturing and factory automation solution, to further shorten project timelines, reduce costs and help minimize
risks by evaluating possible variants. Zollner’s decision to expand the use of Tecnomatix was based on intense tests
over the last 15 months with completed planning projects that were successful.

As an EMS provider, Zollner utilizes its production lines to manufacture components, modules, devices or complete
systems to order. Zollner serves a wide range of industries, including industrial electronics, automotive, office
electronics and data technology. Zollner covers the entire value chain for its customers, from planning and
development to prototype and series production, all the way to various post-production services. Worldwide, the
company is among the top 15 providers in this area.

Zollner initially began using Tecnomatix, Siemens PLM Software’s industry-leading suite of digital manufacturing
solutions, in 2009, and since then has successfully deployed the software in several particularly demanding and
critical process engineering projects. As part of this expansion, the company now plans to roll out Tecnomatix as its
enterprise-wide standard factory planning system to further leverage the solution’s capabilities for providing precise
and flexible planning along with the analysis and management of production processes.

“Tecnomatix not only ensures that our production processes run more efficiently, but also allows us to use one
software platform from the customer’s idea to SoP (Start of Production) and during the run-out. As a result a
knowledge-database and platform evolves across the company, which makes it possible to offer the best solution
according to the customer’s demand. We also derive benefits in communications with existing and potential
customers,” said Alois Mahr, team lead process planning at Zollner. “The precise information we are able to obtain
with the digital factory in advance adds transparency to our offers and decisions and makes them assessable. What’s
more, simulation of entire production processes in 3D goes a long way in convincing new customers of our capability
and expertise and is absolutely practical for training our staff.” 

“The digital factory at Zollner Elektronik AG has once again shown that a comprehensive approach based on
Tecnomatix delivers tangible economic benefits,” said Urban August, senior vice president and managing director,
Germany, Siemens PLM Software. “By applying digital manufacturing software, producers can achieve goals faster
and at reduced costs, simply due to the fact that complex processes can be virtually simulated before companies
convert whole shop floors.” 

As part of this agreement Zollner is adding the Process Designer and Process Simulate modules to its existing
Tecnomatix installation which includes logistics and material flow simulation modules. Tecnomatix Process Designer
will evaluate production alternatives and estimate costs and cycles during the initial phase of concept planning.
Tecnomatix Process Simulate, meanwhile, will help design production processes in a dynamic 3D environment.

Zollner plans to use Process Designer on all future projects in the German branches, and later in all 15 plants
worldwide. They also plan to simulate time-critical production and assembly processes in all plants with Process
Simulate. This will allow entire production processes, as well as single processes, to be precisely planned before the
plants start production, avoiding costly errors and time-consuming corrections during actual production. Shorter pre-
production phases will also permit short-notice orders that can be produced faster due to standardized processes.
The digital factory implementation exposes potential savings including the elimination of unnecessary pre-assembly
stages and reduction of storage space. Finally, digital planning can reduce the cost of projects due to shorter
throughput times.

About Zollner Elektronik AG

As a partner to global leaders in the electrical and electronics industries, the Zollner Group offers an impressive range
of services related to the development and production of highly complex products. Comprehensive technological
know-how enables the innovative company with a total workforce of over 7,000 to supply individual system
solutions at 15 international locations. Today Zollner is one of the world’s top 15 electronics service companies and
can look back on four decades of success in the business. With the corporate policy Zollner continues to promote
healthy growth under its own power. The corporate values are of crucial importance for a jointly successful future:
Zollner places particular emphasis on a flexible and committed workforce. The axiom is “At Zollner, investments in
employees are investments in the future”. The power spectrum includes Development, Supply Chain Management,
Production, Printed circuit board production, Test, Production of inductive components, Plastics injection moulding,
Mould-and tool making, Sheet metal forming, Surface finishing technology, System integration, Logistics and After
Sales Service.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of
product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 6.7 million licensed seats and more than 69,500
customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with
companies to deliver open solutions that help them turn more ideas into successful products. For more information
on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

About Siemens Industry Automation Division

Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation
systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing
and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile
production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire
value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range
of maintenance services. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation
achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. www.siemens.de/industryautomation

Note: Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. Tecnomatix is a trademark or
registered trademark of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United
States and in other countries. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective

Siemens PLM Software
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