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National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB Selects Aras as Global PLM Backbone and Minerva as Implementation Partner


Global OEM implements flexible, scalable PLM platform to support global processes all the way from development through manufacture to service

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – May 4, 2016 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that National Electric Vehicle Sweden AB (Nevs), a Swedish holding company that develops electric vehicles and sustainable mobility services, has selected Aras Innovator® as the global PLM backbone. Nevs will implement the PLM backbone to manage vehicle configurations and variants from conceptual phase through product development, manufacturing and service.

Nevs selected Aras based on the following criteria:

  • Solution functionality to serve as the system of record for product information and integrated change management across the lifecycle.
  • Platform flexibility to address complex engineering business challenges, especially coordination of electronic, software and mechanical development.
  • Ability to securely integrate with existing systems for design, production and service.
  • Ease of customization and upgrades provides a resilient approach to PLM to drive product innovations today and into the future.

“Nevs is both developing innovative electric vehicles and transforming their business processes at the same time,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “It’s an opportunity to rethink the business of engineering starting with a clean sheet for the design and development of electric vehicles.”

“Nevs demonstrates further proof that the world’s most innovative product developers recognize the need for a new approach to PLM for improved results,” stated Leon Lauritsen, VP at Minerva. “We are proud to be the implementation partner for Nevs and believe that this deployment will set the benchmark for a highly optimized PLM solution.”

About National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs)
National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) provides global customers with mobility services that provide a truly engaging electric vehicle (EV) experience. With headquarters in Trollhättan, Sweden, facilities include a highly efficient factory offering engineering work to both self-owned product lines and external global customers. In cooperation with the Chinese shareholders, Nevs has production and R&D joint ventures in Tianjin Bin Hai High-tech Zone, as well as a brand experience center in Beijing. http://www.saabcars.com/

About Minerva
Founded in 1996, Minerva specializes in the development and implementation of Enterprise solutions in both PLM and ERP. Established as Europe’s largest Aras implementation partner, Minerva offers a full range of PLM services, productivity tools, integrations and complete industry solutions. The company works closely with its customers, challenging ineffective modes of operation and providing insight and expertise to drive results and help customers reach their business objectives. For additional information visit www.minerva-plm.com/aras/home

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