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Yamaha Motor Implements the Digital Enterprise with Siemens' Software Solutions

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of diverse motorized products in Japan, has selected Siemens to provide product lifecycle management (PLM) software to support its digitalization initiative. Yamaha will deploy Siemens’ Teamcenter® portfolio, the world's most widely used digital lifecycle management software, across all development divisions of their key business, motorcycle products. Yamaha is also adopting Siemens’ NX™ software, the flagship solution for integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE), as their design development system. By adopting NX and the Teamcenter platform, Yamaha will further enhance the digital design process, facilitating efficient and direct collaboration between product development designers and engineers.

"Improving the development process for our motorcycles, which constitute our main product, holds great meaning for our company," said Makoto Shimamoto, Senior Executive Officer and Chief General Manager of the PF Model Unit at Yamaha Motor. "Utilizing software from Siemens can help us achieve quality improvements, shorter development times, and workload reduction, as well as enable the designers to spend more time on creating innovation. We expect that working with Siemens PLM Software will help us achieve the business goals of higher business efficiency and product competitiveness."

Yamaha Motor plans to deploy NX and Teamcenter across all motorcycle development processes globally, which will create a fully integrated 3D product development process and an efficient integrated management environment for 3D master data. NX, used for digital design and engineering analysis, will enable designers to work more efficiently and collaboratively, enabling shorter time to market and faster innovation cycles. Using Teamcenter as the digital thread across the product development process will allow global teams to work with a single source of the latest product data. By leveraging Advantedge, a set of PLM implementation best practices driven by Siemens, Yamaha Motor was able to start the large-scale deployment in an extremely short period of time. In the future, Yamaha Motor will be able to build on this foundation to establish digital processes which link design with manufacturing technology, to realize the digital enterprise throughout the entire process, from design to production.

"With the environment surrounding the manufacturing industry significantly changing in recent years, we believe that digitalization enables continuous business transformation and innovation," said Kunihiko Horita, Country Manager, Siemens PLM Software Japan. "We provide solutions throughout the entire value chain to support our customers' transformation to a digital enterprise. We are extremely proud that Yamaha Motor decided to adopt PLM software from Siemens to promote their digitalization strategy across the entire enterprise."

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, Siemens PLM Software works with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

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