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Siemens PLM Software partners with Makino Asia

Computerworld Singapore writer | March 28, 2011
Siemens, a leading PLM software provider, announced in a statement last week that the company is bundling its PLM software with Makino’s Advanced Machining Centers, providing customers with a complete solution.

SINGAPORE, 28 MARCH 2011 - Beginning from March, Siemens PLM Software is partnering with Japan’s Makino Asia, a world leader in metal cutting and manufacturing technology.

Siemens, a leading PLM software provider, announced in a statement last week that the company is bundling its PLM software with Makino’s Advanced Machining Centers, providing customers with a complete solution.

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software allows companies to manage the entire lifecycle of a product efficiently and cost-effectively, from ideation, design and manufacture, through service and disposal.

Getting closer to customers

“We are very thrilled to be partnering with Makino Asia,” said Rajiv Ghatikar, Vice President, Asia Pacific, Siemens PLM Software. “We are always on the lookout for a strong partner to work with who will allow us to get closer to our customers. Not only is Makino Asia such a partner, but they are also an incredibly reputable brand name.”

“Through close integration, excellent quality, a strong reputation and proper emphasis on the protection of a customer’s investment, the partnership between Siemens PLM Software and Makino Asia offers some excellent value propositions, promising to provide turnkey solution from software tools to hardware,” the company said in its statement.

According to Siemens, for many years, Makino Japan has been working together with Siemens PLM Software’s Unigraphics Team, writing their application software on top of the CAD and jointly selling the software as part of the CAD/CAM solution. As the requirement is to promote and offer a ‘One Stop Solution”, it is a natural progression for Makino to find a partner who can fulfill this expectation and Siemens NX CAD/CAM is a natural fit.

Siemens NX has a large market share of CAM customers and Makino has a strong market foothold in precision machining, particularly in the mould and die segment. This partnership will benefit both groups of customers as they can leverage this partnership to ensure that their investment is well protected and developed in the future, said a Siemens PLM Software representative.

Besides, Makino has many Technical Centres across ASEAN and such an investment is unique in the Machine tool industry. These centres are critical for the promotion, training, process enhancement and technology transfer to the customers.

Siemens PLM Software said it will be working with Makino Asia at the upcoming MTA 2011 show to provide better insight into the partnership and demonstrate how this collaboration will provide everything a customer could need.

 

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