Dassault Systèmes announced today that Groupe PSA has named the company a key supplier. This distinction makes Dassault Systèmes the first and only software provider today in Groupe PSA’s global network of 8,000 suppliers to be formally recognised by the automaker as a preferred digital partner for its digital transformation.
With Dassault Systèmes as Groupe PSA’s preferred digital partner, the two companies are engaging in a long-term strategy with the intent to deploy the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as a key innovation enabler across the group’s activities. Like many established automakers today, Groupe PSA must address tough sustainability and technological challenges as the industry shifts its focus toward greener, more electrified, autonomous and regulated mobility. This requires new ways to invent, develop, test, make and deliver innovative customer experiences. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers a holistic approach that will enable every organisation in the group to support this value creation process.
“Our suppliers play an important role in our strategic plans to prepare for upcoming stringent carbon emissions regulations, the move from internal combustion engines to electric, and from driven to driverless cars,” said Jean-Luc Perrard, Chief Information Officer, Groupe PSA. “Dassault Systèmes shares our vision for efficiency and innovation. By making them our preferred digital partner, we can prepare with a transformative shift at every level of vehicle development.”
Since starting its digital transformation program, Groupe PSA has already used the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to improve efficiency and collaboration across its research and development, technical and testing facilities worldwide, which earned Dassault Systèmes the “Best Supplier” award in 2016. As testimony to the platform’s ease-of-use, 2,000 employees at its brand OPEL fully began using it within only one year of its deployment. Groupe PSA and Dassault Systèmes will now collaborate on further deployments that enlarge the scope of this transformation including a project to improve manufacturing agility and flexibility.
“Groupe PSA has been a Dassault Systèmes customer for decades and we have truly become partners to completely transform the group into an even stronger, more innovative mobility leader,” said Olivier Sappin, Vice President, Transportation & Mobility Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “As Groupe PSA’s preferred digital partner, we can reinforce our relationship in the coming years to help it achieve ambitious goals such as electrifying all its vehicles by 2025. Today’s era of mobility requires a revolution in thinking. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform will be a game changer for them.”
SOURCE: Dassault Systèmes