Hyundai Kia selects Siemens as new engineering and development software partner

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Siemens and Hyundai have announced a new technology partnership to accelerate the latter’s digital transformation. Siemens has been selected as the preferred bidder and strategic partner to provide next-generation engineering and product data management through its NX software and Teamcenter products, which are part of its Xcelerator ecosystem of integrated software, services and development platforms. Hyundai says it evaluated and assessed various alternatives including incumbent solutions before selecting Siemens’ software.

“Selecting NX software and the Teamcenter portfolio from Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio for our core design and data management platforms will introduce a new working environment for our teams that will pave the way for a leap forward in future car development,” said Albert Biermann, head of Hyundai Motor Company’s R&D division. “This is the beginning of a huge transformation and an important point of change for Hyundai Motor Company. With Siemens as our trusted partner, we will work together to achieve our goals through mutual cooperation and teamwork.”

The vehicle manufacturer will collaborate with Siemens to establish design methods and develop custom solutions that consider the lifespan of all automobiles and associated processes and activities, such as production, purchasing, and partner research and development. In addition to providing software, Siemens will provide professional and specialized training to help Hyundai and Kia ensure efficient use/operation of Siemens software across the OEM’s network of suppliers.

“Like so many of our customers, Hyundai Kia is undergoing major transformations in its business, and Siemens is honored to have been selected as a strategic partner to provide support and state-of-the-art technologies that will help revolutionize how it develops its next-generation products,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries Software. “The Xcelerator portfolio is delivering the tools and technologies for digital transformation that the future demands and our customers need today. So we look forward to collaborating with Hyundai and Kia on next-generation engineering and product data management systems that will speed digital transformation as we explore the future of mobility, together.”

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology International and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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