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SVAB Hydraulik AB Selects Aras for Product Lifecycle Management

Aras’s Out-of-the-Box Functionality for the Automotive Industry, Advanced Architecture and Enterprise Open Source Business Model Are Key Drivers in Selection Process.

Andover, MA, April 13, 2011 --( Aras®, the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions, today announced that SVAB Hydraulik AB, a leading developer of ergonomic and user-friendly control systems for industrial vehicles and equipment, headquartered in Hallsberg, Sweden, has selected the Aras advanced PLM software suite to improve efficiency, reduce cycle time and optimize processes, including APQP, FMEA, PPAP, Change Management, CAPA and more. SVAB Hydraulik AB will implement Aras throughout the extended enterprise, incorporation engineering, manufacturing, procurement and the global supply chain.

SVAB Hydraulik AB produces complete electrohydraulic control systems for industrial vehicles, from standard systems down to small scale and/or customer-specific special systems. Through innovative thinking, advanced technology and solid product knowledge, SVAB Hydraulik AB is setting the standard in its market. The company is working with Minerva, an Aras partner representing the Nordics, UK and Benelux, for selection and implementation.

“We considered several options and benchmarked Aras against other relevant systems,” said Jens Eriksson, Head of Development at SVAB Hydraulik AB. “We selected Aras for its comprehensive out-of-box functionality, innovative technology and advanced open source business model, and Minerva due to their proven competencies and knowledge of best practices and. Minerva will help SVAB improve productivity and efficiency, while providing greater visibility and structure into the development processes.”

“Aras is a great match for SVAB’s highly sophisticated product development environment. The elimination of PLM license fees coupled with a Web-based architecture make Aras extremely cost-effective to use and grow throughout the extended enterprise,” said Leon Lauritsen, Director at Minerva.

About Minerva
World-leading manufacturing organizations direct their attention to Minerva to become even more competitive. Collaboration, optimization, innovation and teamwork are reflected in all what we do in Minerva Group. Based on our customers' strategic and tactical goals Minerva offers in depth knowledge and experience from complex operations. We challenge our customers' current ways of operating and assist our customers in getting a better insight in the options available in order to reach these goals. At Minerva we not only help describing the customers' current state and the ways to reach the ultimate end goal, we also implement the systems to support the change management process. For additional information visit

About Aras
Aras is the leading provider of enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions. Freedom from licensing eliminates up-front expenses and per user costs while superior technology makes Aras the most advanced enterprise PLM solution suite available. Customers include Motorola, Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Lockheed Martin, Ingersoll Rand, Klöckner Desma, Hi-P and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For additional information visit or follow us on Twitter @aras_plm

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