Adds strong Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) capabilities, further enhancing value-added offerings for its customers
RALEIGH, North Carolina, June 12, 2014 /CNW/ - KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a fast-growing product engineering and IT consulting partner to Automotive & Transportation, Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities companies, has acquired Raleigh, North Carolina-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) specialist, I-Cubed. I-Cubed is known for its capabilities in PLM software & consulting, supply chain analytics, and its expertise in managing the complexities of product data. Using the combined strengths, KPIT will create best-in-class practices to deliver extended PLM to its global customers.
I-Cubed will drive KPIT's PLM business in North America under the leadership of Donald Thompson, the current CEO and President of I-Cubed. With this acquisition KPIT's extended PLM capabilities now include:
- PLM business process reengineering and strategy consulting
- Supply chain analytics
- Data quality
- Application managed services
- Service lifecycle management (SLM)
- Application lifecycle management (ALM)
Speaking about the acquisition, Sachin Tikekar, President - Strategic Partnerships, KPIT said, "We are excited to have the talented team at I-Cubed on board. Our customers in the automotive and manufacturing industries use PLM extensively and we are also seeing good traction from the Energy & Utilities industries. With I-Cubed, we enhance our portfolio in both product engineering and IT consulting. KPIT's global reach combined with I-Cubed's PLM skills enables us to not only address our customers' growing demand and expectations for expertise in PLM, but to go beyond in our vision for how PLM and allied areas such as ALM and SLM can transform key business processes."
Donald Thompson, President and CEO, I-Cubed said, "KPIT's product engineering and IT consulting capabilities create a perfect collaboration environment to expand quickly on a global scale. With KPIT, we will further strengthen our leadership position in data migration, application management support and integration of engineering systems with PLM, and I am particularly enthusiastic about our combined work in supply chain analytics."
As a leading PLM services provider, I-Cubed has strong partnerships with PTC, Siemens, Oracle, Autodesk and Aras, which will be leveraged by KPIT to add additional value for the company's customers.
About KPIT Technologies Ltd.
KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT) is a fast-growing product engineering and IT consulting partner to Automotive, Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities companies. A leader in technology solutions and services, KPIT currently partners with 200+ global corporations including Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), semiconductor companies and Tier 1 companies, enabling them to become more efficient, integrated and innovative enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.kpit.com.
Established in 1984, I-Cubed is a leading solutions provider in the areas of product lifecycle management (PLM) consulting, specializing in data migration, PLM technical services and customization, and managed services. I-Cubed partners with key PLM software vendors: PTC, Siemens, Oracle, Autodesk and Aras, to deliver high-quality solutions to its customers in industries like automotive, heavy equipment, high tech and aerospace.
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