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MAN Diesel & Turbo Selects Aras as Supplementary Platform for Engineering Process Management

Global Engine Provider Chooses Aras for Ease of Implementation and Customization to Extend PLM and Drive Engineering Process Automation

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – February 7, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that MAN Diesel & Turbo, the world’s leading provider of large‐bore diesel engines and turbo machinery for marine and stationary applications, headquartered in Augsburg, Germany, has selected Aras as a supplementary platform for engineering process automation.

Working with Aras Gold Certified Partner, Minerva, MAN Diesel & Turbo will implement Aras as part of its existing PLM landscape, for driving project management, change management and more. Flexibility, ease of customization and ease of expansion were key factors in MAN Diesel & Turbo’s selection.

“We needed to extend the capabilities of our PLM system and we chose Aras to assist us with a solution that is quick to deploy, easily adapts to the needs of our business and connects to existing systems,” said Helle Georgakis, Department Manager at MAN Diesel & Turbo. “With Aras we have a supplementary platform for engineering process automation, and we expect that Aras will give us the freedom to use and manage the software, the way we would like.”

MAN Diesel & Turbo is the world market leader for large diesel engines for use in ships and power stations, and is one of the three leading suppliers of turbo machines. The company employs more than 15,000 staff at over 100 international sites. From gensets to two‐stroke engines for giant container ships, from power units to turnkey diesel power plants, from single compressors and turbines to complete machine trains, MAN Diesel & Turbo has a suitable product solution for every application. For more information visit

“During the evaluation process, one of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s primary requirements was ease of customization,” explained Leon Lauritsen, Director at Minerva. “Due to its modern architecture, Aras is very easy to customize and customizations are protected through upgrades so users know they can always take advantage of the newest product features and functionality.

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

About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm