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Renault Completes $350,000 in Follow-On Orders for Tecnomatix eMPower SolutionsExpanded Use of Manufacturing Process Management Solutions Will Give Renault Technocentre Additional Product Development Capacity (January 09, 2002)
The Renault Technocentre brings together in a single site all the teams responsible for the design and development of new vehicles, saving as much as US$130 million in development costs per vehicle program, according to Renault's estimates.
Renault's additional Tecnomatix eM-Workplace and eM-OLP licenses will be used in both the pre-planning and detailed studies phases of their automobile assembly process. These eMPower products let Renault improve the quality of their spot welding process, reduce robot programming time, define a workflow with line builders and allow for reusability of existing resources.
Renault will continue using eM-Workplace in the pre-planning stage of production to transfer 3D models and welding point locations from the CAD system to the production floor, conduct feasibility studies for assembly process validation, provide cost estimation support for production scenario decisions, define the assembly sequences and provide feedback to product design.
During the detailed studies stage, Renault will be able to specify the required resources and the available space for the lines or workcells to be delivered. Renault will also be able to give the line builder all technical constraints and then request a complete welding line/workcell study with paths, fixtures, definition and off-line programming.
"Renault's 12-year commitment to Tecnomatix eMPower solutions, and the company's pledge to create a collaborative work environment for its assembly process, speak to the company's commitment to the efficient manufacturing of quality products," said Harel Beit-On, chief executive officer and chairman of Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. "We look forward to building on our long-standing relationship with Renault and to providing them with solutions that will help keep them in the lead."
Tecnomatix Technologies, Ltd. is the world's leading provider of Manufacturing Process Management software for the electronics, automotive, aerospace and heavy equipment industries. The company's eMPower(TM) software enables global manufacturing customers to build the best production strategies to succeed in their increasingly complex environments. Tecnomatix applications run on an open platform providing a collaborative environment for authoring, simulating and managing manufacturing processes across the extended enterprise and its suppliers. The company, founded in 1983, has offices and distributors in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America. Additional information about the company can be found at www.tecnomatix.com.
The Renault Group is now one of the world leaders in the automotive sector, through its Alliance with Nissan and its acquisition of the Dacia and Samsung brands. At the heart of the Group's activities, the Automobile Division designs, produces and markets passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, as well as agricultural machines through Renault Agriculture. Renault is the leading brand in Western Europe in all the passenger and light commercial vehicle markets. With over 160,000 employees worldwide, the Renault Group produced more than 2,000,000 vehicles and machines in 2000, and reached revenues in excess of $28 billion (U.S.) for the year.
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