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NOK Corporation Selects Aras for Enterprise PLM

Leading Global Parts Supplier Chooses Aras Enterprise Open Source PLM to Streamline Operations and Enhance Global Collaboration

ANDOVER, Mass.– April 15, 2010 - Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that NOK Corporation (7240:JP), a leading global parts supplier headquartered in Japan, has selected Aras Innovator suite for enterprise PLM to optimize product development and quality management with integrated CAD file management, secure online change management, advanced product quality management, and other critical business processes. The Aras PLM solution will support NOK’s world class continuous improvement strategies to enhance shareholder value through quality, cost and customer satisfaction.

NOK is a worldwide leader in sealing products for the automotive and industrial equipment markets and numerous sectors including electronics, aerospace, agricultural, construction, mining, marine, and more. NOK’s PLM strategy with Aras will provide the foundation for additional expansion through innovative new products for hybrid vehicles, fuel cells, robotics and renewable energy.

“We are very pleased that NOK has selected Aras for enterprise-wide PLM,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “NOK has a long history of developing innovative, high quality products that exceed customer expectations and Aras is proud to help them further advance their market strategy in the future.”

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, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit