Siemens and UEC announce strategic partnership

Today at the 11th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2013, the United Engine Corporation (UEC) and Siemens signed a corporate agreement on long-term strategic partnership. This agreement is the next important step in the development of cooperation between the companies, following signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2013. It is aimed at implementing policies of technological modernization of production with the goal of creating high-tech products with a high degree of added value.

We are striving to offer our clients products that meet modern international standards of quality. I am certain that the transition of our design firms and factories to unified software will enable us to improve efficiency and productivity within the company, said Vladislav Masalov, UEC General Director.

Under the terms of the contract, PLM solutions from Siemens will be used at all corporation companies as the single standard for automated planning and to manage the lifecycle of products. The two parties also agreed to unify approaches to using software, which is a key element for improving management and production mobility at UEC companies.

The document also envisages creating a standing expert group, whose task it will be to coordinate work on collecting and forming requirements for software functionality on the part of UEC for developers and to take these requirements into account in the development of new versions of the software. The partners also agreed to work out special conditions for companies carrying out research and planning work on behalf of UEC companies.

For Siemens, cooperation with UEC is strategically important, said Viktor Bespalov, Vice President and General Manager of Siemens PLM Software in Russia and the CIS. We thoroughly understand the tasks facing UEC, and are ready to offer the corporation effective technologies to implement UEC business strategy and modernize business processes.

PLM solutions from Siemens have been used successfully on many key projects and programs within the corporation. For example in creation of the new PD-14 engine, they were used to build effective cooperation between specialists from aviation engine building companies and to managing working processes in a geographically spread out environment (see -).

The development of cooperation is aimed at strengthening UECs position as a leader in world engine-building. Siemens advanced solutions will help UEC to modernize production, reduce expenses, and increase production volumes, as well as improving labour efficiency and the ecological and energy-conservation parameters of production. Implementing the terms of this agreement will also allow the company to efficiently implement contracts across the entire life cycle for clients.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a world leader in electronics. The company works in such areas as industry, power, and healthcare, as well as offering infrastructure solutions, primarily for cities and large metropolitan areas. For more than 165 years, Siemens has reflected technical progress, innovation, quality, reliability, and international cooperation. The company is a world leader in supplying environmentally-friendly products. About 40 % of its revenue comes from green products and solutions. In 2012 financial year ending September 30, the companys turnover was 78.3 billion euro, with profit from the main departments of 5.2 billion euros. As of late September 2012, Siemens employed about 370,000 employees.

Siemens LLC is the head company of Siemens in the regional cluster Russia and Central Asia, which includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. In these countries the company works in its traditional areas, is represented in more than 40 cities and is one of the leading suppliers of products, services, and solutions for modernizing key areas of the economy and infrastructure. Siemens in Russia and Central Asia has about 3,200 employees. The volume of orders for Siemens in Russia, Belarus, and Central Asia for 2012 financial year (as of September 30) was more than 2.4 billion euro, with a turnover of almost 1.9 billion euro. More information is available at www.siemens.com

Managing Company JSC United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies in other selected fields. One of UECs priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

Rostech State Corporation is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 13 holdings, 8 of which are in the military-industrial complex, and five  in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. Its 2012 turnover was 931 billion rubles, with net profit of 38.5 billion rubles. It paid a total of 109 billion rubles in taxes at all levels.