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About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes has become the benchmark company in 3D CAD technology. Our solutions enable teams in a great number of companies of all sizes throughout the world to create new products in a wide range of industries.

Dassault’s DELMIA solutions help organizations efficiently plan, manage and optimize their global industrial operations. DELMIA’s digital manufacturing solutions drive manufacturing innovation and efficiency by digitally planning, simulating and modeling global production processes.

DELMIA allows manufacturers to virtually experience their entire factory production from the impact of design to determining how to meet global demand. These simulation activities allow manufacturers to better address and shift processes so as to quickly respond to the competition, or to take advantage of new market opportunities.

To learn more, please visit www.3ds.com.

About EY

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

How EY’s Global Automotive Center can help your business

EY slogan horizontalThe global recession reset the automotive industry landscape. As the industry recovers, automotive companies across the value chain must focus on profitable and sustainable growth, financial and operational stability, investments in new technologies and seizing opportunities in high-growth markets. If you lead an automotive business, you need to anticipate trends, identify implications and make informed decisions that support your business goals.

Our Global Automotive Center enables our worldwide network of more than 7,000 industry-focused assurance, tax, transaction and advisory professionals to share powerful insights and deep sector knowledge with businesses like yours. These insights, combined with our technical experience in every major global automotive market, will help you to accelerate strategies and improve performance. Whichever segment of the automotive industry you are in—from component suppliers to commercial or light vehicle manufacturers or retailers—we can provide the insights you need to realize your potential today and tomorrow.

For more information, please visit www.ey.com/automotive

About Infor

Infor allows automotive companies to run the entire global enterprise at a speed that keeps pace with the industry’s accelerated rate of change. Built for automotive by automotive experts, our ERP and extended solutions meet the needs of every area of the business: production, supply chain, quality, inventory management, financials, PLM, product development, mobility, business intelligence, customer service and much more.

Infor customers benefit from our deep industry expertise and deployment flexibility to drive innovation, operate lean, manage growth and maximize profitability. All functions are built in and completely integrated, not bolted on or patched together, and they integrate seamlessly with other ERPs in a two-tier environment.

Find out why 84 out of the top 100 automotive companies around the globe rely on the Infor Automotive Suite to maintain or gain the leadership edge.

Please visit www.infor.com/automotive.

About Intel

The world is in the midst of a dramatic transformation from isolated systems to Internet-enabled devices that can network and communicate with each other, commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).

Intel is working with its automotive partners to capitalize on this opportunity as the car evolves to include enhanced levels of connectivity and intelligence. Our innovative technologies and expertise help speed development of innovative, unique experiences from the car to the cloud to better inform, entertain and assist drivers in a safe way.

Learn more at intel.com/automotive.

About LMC Automotive

LMC Automotive is the leading provider of automotive production, sales and powertrain forecasts, including industry market intelligence. Our market analysis and forecasts, generated from offices across the globe, are supported by experienced professionals with broad and varied experience in the automotive sector.

LMC Automotive provides the most focused, responsive, timely and cost-effective market planning and analysis products and services available.

For further information, please visit www.lmc-auto.com.

About the Original Equipment Suppliers Association

OESA Web-1The Original Equipment Suppliers Association is the voice of the automotive original equipment supplier industry. Since 1998, OESA has provided forums for OE suppliers to address issues of common concern, served as a resource for industry information and analysis, and promoted the interests of the OE supplier community.

OESA is an affiliate of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.

For further information, please visit us at www.oesa.org.

About Pure Michigan

The state of Michigan promotes its business base through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and its Pure Michigan initiative. The state’s Pure Michigan Connect is a statewide database connects businesses with billions of dollars of opportunity to help them expand their supply chains, identify new opportunities and and free or significantly reduced legal, accounting and Web services.

Michigan is home to a diverse and highly skilled workforce. The state’s high-tech workforce is the 4th largest in the country with:Pure Michigan MEDC logo

65,000 engineers 70,000 R&D professionals 181,000 skilled tradespeople

Michigan’s nearly 14,000 manufacturing establishments have access to one of the world’s largest concentrations of industrial R&D and a top-rated research university system.

To learn more, please visit www.michiganbusiness.org.

About Ricardo

Ricardo is a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy. It is also a specialist niche manufacturer of high performance products. The company employs over 2,000 professional engineers, consultants and scientists who are committed to delivering outstanding projects focused on class-leading innovation in our core product areas of engine, transmission, vehicle, hybrid and electrical systems, environmental forecasting and impact analysis.

Ricardo’s activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defense, motorsport, motorcycle, off-highway, marine, clean energy and power generation and government. The company’s client list includes the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organizations, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

For more information, please visit www.ricardo.com.

About ZF TRW

ZF TRW Logo 4C 1ZF TRW is the fifth and largest division of ZF and is one of the world’s largest supplier of automotive safety systems. Headquartered in Livonia, Mich., we produce advanced active systems in braking; steering and suspension; and sophisticated occupant safety systems, including airbags, seat belts and steering wheels.

Our focus is on Cognitive Safety Systems, which help keep passengers and driver safer by making vehicles smarter. We develop and produce technologies that raise the intelligence of safety, make safety more affordable for all and help reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency.

ZF TRW employs about 60,000 people worldwide at more than 185 facilities in 26 countries.

For more information, please visit trw.com or contact John Wilkerson at 734.855.3864.