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Aeronamic Selects Aras PLM and Minerva as Implementation Partner for Precision Manufacturing

Aras Provides Global Aerospace Company with Closed Loop, Single System for APQP, CAPA, FMEA and more

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – October 2, 2013 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Aeronamic, a global provider of complex sub-systems for the aerospace industry, headquartered in The Netherlands, has selected Aras PLM for precision manufacturing management. Aeronamic’s implementation of Aras includes all of the information required to manufacture a part, including new product introduction, APQP, CAPA, FMEA and control plans, documentation and project management, in a single system.

Key drivers in Aeronamic’s selection were speed of implementation, breadth of functionality and cost effectiveness. “Aras provided more functionality at less than 50% of the cost of another leading PLM system,” explained Steffen de Vries, CEO at Aeronamic. “Minerva demonstrated how Aras supports APQP and FMEA. Other PLM companies couldn’t demonstrate how they would do that,” said Steffen De Vries. “With Aras and Minerva, our team could see how the solution mapped to our business challenges.”

Aeronamic is a leader in high-tech innovation in the aerospace industry, supplying systems, assemblies and parts for commercial and military aircraft, and spin-stabilized satellites. Headquartered in The Netherlands, Aeronamic is a member of the Green Systems for Aircraft Foundation (GSAF) and is working to develop the next generation electronic architecture of future green aircraft. To learn more, please visit

“Aeronamic produces complex systems that must meet the exacting standards of the global aerospace industry,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Aras was able to provide a single, closed loop manufacturing solution that met their stringent quality, compliance and regulatory requirements, and provided more functionality and flexibility at a price far below competitive offerings.”

“It is a pleasure to see the change in the market, as more and more companies have started questioning product capabilities and the huge costs associated with implementing traditional PLM products. Fancy slides are no longer enough,” explained Leon Lauritsen, Director at Minerva. “Companies looking to go beyond PDM are selecting Aras, and this includes companies who have already made large investments in alternative PLM systems.” said Lauritsen.

About Minerva
Founded in 1996, Minerva specializes in the development and implementation of Enterprise solutions in both PLM and ERP. Established as Europe’s largest Aras implementation partner, Minerva offers a full range of PLM services, productivity tools, integrations and complete industry solutions. The company works closely with its customers, challenging ineffective modes of operation and providing insight and expertise to drive results and help customers reach their business objectives. For additional information visit

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, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm