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Xiamen Overseas Chinese Electronic Company Implements UGS PLM Software’s PLM Backbone for Collaborative Product Data Management


UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) and a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced that Xiamen Overseas Chinese Electronic Co., Ltd. (XOCECO) selected UGS PLM Software’s UGS Teamcenter™ product data management (PDM) solution as the backbone for its first PLM implementation.
UGS PLM Software made the announcement in conjunction with its annual industry analyst event, at which key company executives plan to share the company’s go-forward vision for the PLM and production automation markets.

As one of the leading electronic producers in China, XOCECO manufactures a wide range of quality products such as audio-visual equipment and telecommunication devices, which are sold in China and exported to more than 100 countries worldwide, where its products are known as PRIMA brand. To meet the challenges of a competitive electronics industry, XOCECO found it critical to take a strategic approach so that manufacturing systems such as MES can be integrated into its PLM system in order to accelerate its overall business performance.

XOCECO said it hopes to improve the efficiency of new product development and reduce time to market while trimming production costs by leveraging PLM. The company also said that it believes the selection of UGS Teamcenter will enhance collaboration and coordination among contributors and business systems throughout the product lifecycle.

“China’s manufacturing sector has made great strides in the past few years to emerge as a manufacturing hub,” said Hans-Kurt Lübberstedt, senior vice president, Asia Pacific, UGS PLM Software. “Particularly in the past few years, companies have recognized the need to innovate more effectively and efficiently to remain competitive in foreign and domestic markets. PLM is the strategic choice for manufacturing enterprises that seek to maintain their competitive advantage and improve their core product creation competence.”

UGS PLM Software’s China operation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. UGS PLM Software entered the China market in 1987, and established the first representative office in Beijing in 1990, and set up an R&D center in Shanghai in 2004. Since its entry into the market the company has helped Chinese enterprises transform from “made in China” to “made with China.”

UGS PLM Software China has been honored with Best 10 Product Provider of 2006 award by Manufacture Information Engineering of China magazine (MIE of China). The winners were chosen based on the following criteria: innovation, commitment, impact and driving forces in the market. In addition, UGS PLM Software China has also been awarded with Best PLM vendor by, Top 10 People in the News in 2006 for Chuck Yuan by, Editor’s Choice Award for Teamcenter Express by E-Manufacturing magazine.

About UGS PLM Software
UGS PLM Software, a division of Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D), is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.4 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS PLM Software’s open enterprise solutions enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services. For more information on UGS PLM Software products and services, visit


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