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GETRAG, Imperial Tobacco Group, Consilium, Titan X and more to Present PLM Strategy at Aras Conference October 21-22

Leading Global Companies and PLM Specialists to Present Strategies for Improving Product Development at the ACE 2014 Europe Event in Bad Soden, Germany

ANDOVER, Mass. and MUNICH, Germany – September 23, 2014 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that GETRAG, Imperial Tobacco Group, Consilium, Titan X, Kinnerton Confectionery, Hydrocontrol and several other Aras customers will present at the 2014 European Aras Community Event (ACE) in Frankfurt, Germany. Speakers representing a wide range of industries, including automotive, mechanical engineering, food, consumer goods and medical technology, will share their PLM strategy and demonstrate the success of their global Aras PLM initiatives.

Agenda, Details and Registrations at

ACE Presentations Include:

Imperial Tobacco Group, the world's fourth largest tobacco company, will share its PLM selection process and strategy for a successful product life cycle introduction with agile methods.

GETRAG International, one of the world’s biggest gearbox manufacturers, has been using Aras Innovator since 2010 and will show how the company is successfully optimizing processes in product development across the enterprise.

Kinnerton Confectionery, one of Britain’s biggest confectionery producers, will present “Sweet PLM” and illustrate how the company accelerates the development of new products with Aras.

Professor Martin Eigner from the University Kaiserslautern, Germany will report on the repercussions of Industry 4.0 (smart factory) on the PLM strategy of manufacturing companies.

Aras CEO & Founder Peter Schroer will highlight the importance of open technologies and resilient product lifecycle management.

Additional customer presentations include: Baltur (heating technology), Consilium (maritime safety technologies), Hydrocontrol (hydraulic components), Malvern Instruments (measurement technology) and Titan X Engine Cooling (automotive industry).

ACE 2014 Gold Sponsor T-Systems International will show how companies can launch PLM from the Cloud quickly and easily. Rob McAveney, Chief Architect at Aras, will introduce the latest development projects of the Aras Innovator® platform and present the Aras roadmap for future technological enhancements.

About ACE 2014 Europe

The ACE 2014 Europe (Aras Community Event) takes place October 21 and 22 2014 in Bad Soden near Frankfurt, Germany. The theme of the conference is “Right Now” - continuously accelerating product development, ever-changing market requirements and trends, such as Industry 4.0/Smart Industry, demand a flexible and sustainable PLM solution, so right now is the time to think about your strategic PLM initiative.

ACE 2014 Europe is free to attend, however registration is required. Details and registration available at

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Advanced PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and secure for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for companies of all sizes. Customers include GE, GETRAG, Hitachi, Honda, Motorola, TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Textron and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at and Twitter @aras_plm