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Hydrocontrol SpA of Italy Implements Aras PLM Solution Suite

Aras Web-based PLM Platform Enables Worldwide Concurrent Engineering for Complex, Custom Product Design and Maintenance

Andover, MASS. and Munich, Germany – September 18, 2012 – Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that Hydrocontrol SpA, a global manufacturer of hydraulic components for mobile machinery, headquartered in Bologna, Italy, has implemented the Aras PLM solution suite to manage its highly configurable and customizable products from product design through maintenance. Hydrocontrol’s implementation of Aras, managed by Gold Certified Partner FocusPLM, enables worldwide concurrent engineering activities integrated with the company’s ERP and CAD applications. Aras’s true web-based, distributed architecture and open framework were key factors in Hydrocontrol’s selection process.

Founded in 1969 and driven by a passion for engineering, Hydrocontrol develops complex valve systems and other hydraulic components customized to the specific needs of companies in a range of industries, including forestry, waste, construction and agriculture. To support its diverse customer base, the company has locations in Europe, USA, China and India. To learn more, please visit

“Hydrocontrol develops complex products for highly competitive, global markets. Aras provides the strategic advantage Hydrocontrol needs to maintain its leadership position, enabling the company to respond to rapidly changing customer requests, quickly and cost-effectively,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras.

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