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Akrapovič Chooses Aras for Enterprise PLM


Innovative Designer and Manufacturer of Exhaust Systems Integrates Fragmented Data and Gains Process Visibility with Aras

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – June 17, 2015 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Akrapovič has selected the Aras PLM Suite to integrate and modernize its design and manufacturing processes. A pioneer in its field, Akrapovič is widely recognized as a highly innovative materials technology company in the automotive industry. Akrapovič will leverage Aras to establish a single, enterprise-wide version of the truth across the entire product lifecycle, from ideation to production and sales.

The Akrapovič brand is synonymous with the highest level of exhaust design, performance enhancement and the creation of an unmistakable deeply resonant exhaust sound. The company’s PLM goal is to automate processes and improve visibility into design and manufacturing operations company-wide. Akrapovič implementation of Aras includes PDM, CAD integration, cost calculation, Product/Project approval, Project Management, Change Management, and Quality Management.

“In selecting our PLM provider it was important for our business to develop its own expertise rather than rely out outsiders,” explained Statement Boštjan, IT Director. “With Aras we will build PLM competency in-house, reducing the need for external consultants.”

Aras’s model-driven architecture was a key factor in Akrapovič selection decision, as the company recognized its superior flexibility as well as its ease of use for end users at all skill levels. Aras’s enterprise open source model also received high marks with the company for representing an engineer’s way of thinking and working.

“We’re pleased to welcome Akrapovič to the Aras Community,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Akrapovič is a true innovator, using advanced technology and creative design to produce some of the most superior products in the automotive industry.”

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com auf Twitter @aras_plm