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Southwest Electronic Energy Selects Aras to Streamline and Automate New Product Development Process


Specialty Batteries Designer and Manufacturer Chooses Aras PLM to Drive Process Management across the Enterprise

ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – April 7, 2015 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Southwest Electronic Energy (SWE), a leader in the design and manufacturing of lithium and lithium-ion custom battery packs, has selected the Aras PLM platform to streamline and automate strategic enterprise-wide processes surrounding product development and commercialization, from initial design collaboration through to engineering change management and problem reporting.

After evaluating several enterprise PLM suites, SWE selected Aras PLM for the platform’s combined flexibility and out-of-the-box solutions. The company will implement these solutions with the help of Aras Partner EBD Advisors. “Our company’s competitive advantage rests in our ability to deliver the highest quality products with the fastest turnaround times,” said Doug Draut, IT Engineer at SWE. “Aras Innovator will help us improve quality and speed by providing a single collaboration platform to streamline all our core product-related processes.”

“SWE continues to build upon 50 years of success as a pioneer in innovative energy solutions,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “We are pleased that the Aras Innovator Suite can provide a uniquely flexible and scalable PLM backbone to help them innovate efficiently and effectively.”

About Southwest Electronic Energy
Since 1964 SWE has been a quality supplier of advanced battery solutions to the Oil and Gas industry, including over 20 years of ruggedized Lithium battery products and 15 years of Lithium-Ion battery products. SWE is headquartered near Houston with over 55,000 square feet of state of the art battery technology R&D and ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturing. At SWE, our focus is on customer service, quality and reliability in every facet of our business. Learn more at www.swe.com

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 and Twitter @aras_plm