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AP Raicam Selects Aras and Minerva Quick Start for Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management


Leading Global Clutch Manufacturer to Leverage Aras PLM to Optimize Global Product Development, Configuration Management and Change Management across the Supply Chain

ANDOVER, Mass. and MUNICH, Germany – October 30, 2014 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that AP Raicam, a leading global supplier of passenger car and commercial vehicle clutches both for Original Equipment and Aftermarket, has selected the Aras solution suite for enterprise PLM. AP Raicam will leverage Aras to streamline collaborative product development across the enterprise and supply chain to pursue a ‘design anywhere, manufacture anywhere’ strategy in support of rapid company growth and global expansion.

To achieve its goals, AP Raicam will implement multiple Aras solutions, including Advanced Product Data Management, Configuration Management, Change Management, APQP and CAPA Management, Requirements Management, and Design Partner Collaboration.

Working with Aras gold certified partner Minerva, AP Raicam will implement Aras Innovator® with Minerva Quick Start to manage product data and collaborative design processes. “We are excited to address our enterprise-wide PLM needs with Aras Innovator,” said Simon Jayes, Engineering Manager at AP Raicam. “The Aras Innovator suite is much faster to implement than traditional PLM solutions and flexibly addresses our broad and evolving requirements for the ‘design anywhere, manufacture anywhere’ strategy. Together with Minerva’s Quick Start we will get off and running with a strong implementation baseline, enabling us to focus on extending the collaboration process from the start.”

AP Raicam has recently garnered significant OEM supplier contracts with the majority of top commercial vehicle OEMs demonstrating excellence in their designs. By implementing Aras PLM for the enterprise, AP Raicam is demonstrating their commitment to expanding their global footprint by investing in facilities, state of the art manufacturing and innovative technology while remaining focused on maintaining customer intimacy, product quality and on time delivery. For more information please visit http://www.apclutch.com/index.asp.

The Aras framework is ideally suited for the design anywhere, build anywhere goals of AP Raicam,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “We are extremely pleased that the Aras Innovator suite and Minerva will play an integral part in AP Raicam’s strategy of continuous engineering and design chain improvements in a highly scalable and flexible environment.”

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 www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm