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For Immediate Release
Geometric and DIPRO partner to tap the Japanese market
Build an offshore CoE to deliver joint projects
Mumbai, India, June 20, 2012: Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Global Engineering Services, and Offshore Product Development (OPD) solutions and technologies, and DIPRO (DIGITAL PROCESS LTD.), a leading global provider of solution services for CAD/CAM/CAE and BOM/PDM, today announced the formation of a Center of Excellence (CoE) to provide a suite of services to DIPRO’s Japanese customers.
To ensure reliable execution under the CoE, the two companies have mutually agreed upon processes and frameworks leveraging Geometric’s extensive experience in global engineering and manufacturing services and DIPRO’s understanding of the needs of Japanese manufacturers. Under the agreement, the two companies would jointly offer PLM, CAD/CAM/CAE, and engineering services. To further strengthen the quality of services to customers, the companies have agreed upon an exchange of human resources, whereby Geometric’s employees will take technology expertise to Japan, while DIPRO’s employees will bring in automotive domain knowledge in context of Japanese culture to the offshore centre.
Announcing the CoE, Mr. Hideki Yuasa, MD & General Manager, DIPRO said, “Japanese manufacturers are being challenged with the need for a PLM backbone that can support the speedy availability of accurate product data across locations; and are increasingly looking at alternate countries like India for its know-how and for reducing cost of operations. With Geometric’s deep engineering expertise and delivery footprint in India and China, they are the ideal partner to help us increase the gamut of solutions we currently offer our customers, while giving our customers the offshore advantage that they seek”.
Mr. Manu Parpia, MD & CEO, Geometric said, “DIPRO has been providing PLM services to Japanese manufacturers, especially in the automotive sector, for over 20 years. We have been working with DIPRO for over a decade and the establishment of a CoE is the culmination of years of partnership. We believe working together with DIPRO, we offer Japan based manufacturers a unique service and capability which will help them compete.”
Geometric and DIPRO have been working together for over ten years, primarily for the automotive sector, including part manufacturers. In November 2011, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form a CoE to jointly serve PLM and other global engineering needs of Japanese manufacturers. They have now defined set processes and frameworks to address these customers’ product development needs. The companies will have dedicated teams as a part of this CoE to deliver customer projects and hone the offering set.
About Digital Process
DIPRO, DIGITAL PROCESS LTD., is a leading global provider of solution services for CAD/CAM/CAE and BOM/PDM in the engineering and manufacturing field. Founded in 1987 as an affiliate of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ownership was transferred to Fujitsu Ltd in 2000. With unique solutions developed through a combined heritage in the automotive and computer technology industries, DIPRO provides users with total solutions from conceptual development to production. The company offers superior software with its DIPRO/VridgeR and ICAD/SX, as well as technical consulting, customized software development, maintenance and support, CAD modeling and knowledge management, data exchanging and various CAE technical services. For more information, please see: http://www.dipro.co.jp/
Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geometric was incorporated in 1994 and is listed on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges. The company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 8.08 billion (US Dollars 167.51 million) for the year ended March 2012. It employs over 4500 people across 12 global delivery locations in the US, France, Romania, India, and China. Geometric was assessed as CMMI 1.1 Level 5 for its software services and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. The company’s operations are also ISO 27001:2005 certified.
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