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CENIT: the most successful CATIA partner in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for the 12th time in succession

In the past five years, well more than 600 customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland successfully introduced CATIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam solutions with CENIT.

Stuttgart, March 19, 2007 – The PLM consultancy and software company has been selling the most licenses for 3D PLM solutions CATIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam in Germany for 15 years now. In terms of sales, CENIT was far and away the most successful CATIA partner in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2006 for the 12th time in succession. The Stuttgart-based company succeeded in increasing sales of licenses for both solutions by over 20% compared to 2005. CENIT was also rewarded by IBM Deutschland and Dassault Systèmes as the partner with the highest share of new customers.

"This success was mainly generated by contracts concluded with small and medium-sized engineering companies, suppliers to the aerospace industry as well as the automotive supplier industry," explains Martin Thiel, who, as director of PLM Solutions, is in charge of the sales and consultancy activities of CENIT. He continues: "However, expanding solutions for existing customers in innovative applications such as generative mechanical design, finite element method or mechatronic solutions also impressed the decision makers from industry."

In total, more than 1,300 CATIA and ENOVIA SmarTeam customers currently place their trust in the many years of practical experience which CENIT can boast of. A large number of these customers are looked after by the CENIT medium-sized business community distribution centre. The special requirements of the medium-sized business community are optimally covered by this unit. The customers benefit in particular from the experience which CENIT gains by working with technological leaders and OEMs from all branches of industry. "It is precisely the holistic PLM approach of CENIT with the complete range of services offered by Dassault - CATIA, ENOVIA SmarTeam, ENOVIA VPLM, DELMIA – and CENIT's own software products which plays an important role for our customers," says Martin Thiel confidently.

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