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Fuji Kiko Corporation Selects Aras PLM Platform to Streamline Product Development, Manage Global Processes


ANDOVER, Mass. and Tokyo, Japan – July 18, 2017 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Fuji Kiko, a leading global manufacturer of automotive components, selected the Aras PLM Platform to manage prototype development, production management, sales, and procurement processes.

The automotive supplier went through a comprehensive process to evaluate and select a PLM system with the flexibility and upgradeability necessary to support the pace of innovation by their global product teams.

Fuji Kiko product teams will initially use the Aras platform to improve configuration management and change management as well as process management of product design.

After a comprehensive search of major PLM providers, the Fuji Kiko team selected Aras based on the following criteria:

  • Scalable, robust, and flexible PLM capabilities to accommodate changing business requirements.
  • Model-based, service-oriented architecture that delivers low total cost of ownership without reducing the long term vision of the project.
  • A proven upgrade process that allows the company to move to future platform and application releases regardless of the amount of customizations in the current implementation.

“In this era of unparalleled product complexity and connectivity in the automotive industry, a PLM platform must easily accommodate changing business needs with “yet-to-be-determined” requirements dictated by innovation,” notes Peter Schroer, Aras Founder and CEO. “Unlike traditional systems that impose a monolithic, one-size-fits-all approach, the Aras PLM platform ensures Fuji Kiko can support the needs of the global enterprise as it continues to grow and innovate.”

About Fuji Kiko

Fuji Kiko manufactures interior automotive components including seating, steering columns, and shifting devices. With headquarters in Japan and technical facilities around the world, the company supplies some of the world’s leading automotive OEMs including Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Volvo, Peugeot, Jtekt and Tachi-s. http://www.fujikiko-group.com/product_e.php

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Huntington Ingalls, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm