Inditex Group Selects PTC Windchill to Accelerate Interior Design of Its
Faster Design Process and Increased Information Accuracy Drive PLM Decision
NEEDHAM, Mass. -- April 06, 2009
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced that
Spanish Inditex Group, a global player in the fashion industry with well-known
brands like Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti or Bershka, has deployed the PTC®
PLM solution Windchill® in its store and furnishing design department based in
Arteixo, Spain. Windchill will manage all information related to the building
equipment, interior design and furnishing of stores worldwide. Inditex
selected Windchill, to speed up the design process by configuring the stores
from a predefined set of components and modules and to enhance the reliability
of the manufacturing information sent to local providers.
Inditex is comprised of over one hundred companies associated with textile
design, manufacturing and distribution. The visual and aesthetic appearance of
its retail stores and furnishings is a critical differentiator for the fresh
image of its products and brands. Consequently, Inditex has invested heavily
in frequent redesigns and renovations carried out by their providers.
“Our architects and interior designers are under constant pressure to deliver
project plans and furnishing designs faster to the providers that have to
build the stores and supply the furniture,” explains José Froján Resua, chief
of Estudio Arquitectura, Zara. “Windchill will help us to reduce design cycle
times, to better control the interior design and furnishing of our stores
worldwide and to improve our relationship with global suppliers, giving them
access to reliable and up-to-date information for manufacturing.”
During the selection process, Inditex compared Windchill with other vendors’
solutions and selected the PTC software for its open, web-based architecture
which allowed a better and faster integration of the company’s existing
AutoCAD® solution and other product development applications. In addition,
PTC’s implementation partner, DIMEF INGENIERÍA, was able to master their
understanding of key Inditex processes and workflows, which allowed them to
develop a client solution that met the specific needs of Inditex users.
Windchill will be used by all of the company’s architects and interior
designers to link together relevant design data such as project plans, design
drawings, manufacturing plans, lists of materials, catalog data, and photos in
a structured, streamlined manner. Improved standardization of new furnishing
and interior components will allow design groups to configure stores from
predefined sets of modules and components and to manage these configurations
over their entire lifespan.
Inditex plans to give their partners direct access to the Windchill database.
This will facilitate real time communication and reduce errors caused by the
use of outdated information. The PDS (Product Development System) will also
enhance management of the furnishing catalogues which are revised every year,
typically involving thousands of material and color changes.
“Delivering the right information to the right person at the right time is
important in any industry but it is vital in the fashion business because of
the industry’s short cycle times. Any delay in opening new stores due to
incomplete or outdated information means a considerable monetary loss for the
company,” explains Kathleen Mitford, VP Product and Market Strategy, PTC.
“Inditex’s decision to implement Windchill demonstrates how the flexible PTC
Product Development System can adapt to the needs of customers in a wide
variety of industries and markets.”
Inditex is one of the world’s largest fashion distributors. It has almost
4.300 stores belonging to its Zara, Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti, Bershka,
Stradivarius, Oysho, Zara Home and Uterqüe concepts in 73 countries. The
company employs over 80,000 persons all over the world and the sales in 2007
reached 9,435 million euros. The company is listed on the Madrid stock
exchange (IBEX 35: ITX).
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with software and services
to meet the globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency
objectives of product development. Using the company’s CAD, and content and
process management solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech,
Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Consumer and Medical industries are able to
support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet both
customer needs and comply with industry regulations. For more information on
PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com.
Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in
this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected. These risks and uncertainties include: PTC's successful
development and integration of the technologies necessary to offer integrated
PLM solutions that address evolving product lifecycle management functions and
that are deployable across extended corporate boundaries as well as supply and
customer chains, the ability of PTC to successfully partner and effectively
coordinate and manage joint activities (including sales, marketing,
implementation and support) with third parties in order to efficiently and
cost effectively deliver multiple product families and related services that
meet customer requirements in vertical industries beyond that traditional
served by PTC, the success of PTC’s customer satisfaction initiatives in
providing the foundation for long-term relationships and repeat business; the
possibility that current economic conditions could cause our customers to
reduce or forego investment in our solutions and/or could negatively impact
our ability to collect receivables due from our customers, either of which
would negatively impact our cash from operations and thereby reduce amounts
available to invest in our business initiatives and/or support multiple PLM
product suites; together with such other risks and uncertainties as are
detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, including PTC's most recent reports on Form 10-K and
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necessarily indicative of the timing of recognition of revenue therefrom or
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Kristian Talvitie, 781-370-6151
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