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North Sea Electronics of Norway Selects Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM solution for Product Lifecycle Management

Developer of Subsea Electronic Systems Gains Control and Visibility Across Disciplines and the Supply Chain with Aras

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – July 30, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that North Sea Electronics, a developer of electronic control systems headquartered in Bergen, Norway, has selected the Aras solution suite for product lifecycle management.

As a provider of end-to-end electronic solutions, including circuit design, layout, assembly and testing, North Sea Electronics (NSE) jumpstarted its Aras implementation with the Electronics and High Tech (EHT) application from Aras Gold Certified Partner Minerva.

NSE specializes in development of high temperature electronics for harsh environments, such as downhole applications for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of electronic boards includes among others high voltage motor controllers, telemetry (communication) system, processor boards and miscellaneous I/O boards. NSE also develops software for realtime-, control- and datalogging applications. For more information please visit

“We downloaded Aras and began using it on our own,” said Geir Lasse Kaldestad, General Manager at North Sea Electronics. “We quickly realized the advantage of the Aras subscription, both in terms of speed of implementation and advanced functionality, and became a subscriber. With Aras, we have a complete view of our product record across all disciplines, a better way of making and communicating changes, and the ability to give our partners and suppliers system access on a need-to-know basis,” concluded Kaldestad.

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