August 22, 2004
Siemens VDO Selects InfinityQS as SPC Solution to Manage Quality of its Diesel Fuel Injectors
InfinityQS Selected 'Best Practice' by Siemens VDO Automotive
Chantilly, VA - August 23, 2004 - InfinityQS® International, the premier provider of enterprise-wide quality control manufacturing solutions, today announced that Siemens Diesel Systems Technology, LLC ("SDST"), which is a joint venture between Siemens Automotive Corporation and NLP, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of International Truck and Engine Corporation, a tier-one automotive supplier, has selected and installed InfinityQS SPC software to manage the quality and statistical process control (SPC) of its diesel fuel injectors. The fuel injectors are used in the Power Stroke® diesel engine designed and built by International® for Ford Motor Company's Super Duty® trucks, Econoline® Vans and Excursion® SUV's.
"We needed an SPC package that could manage data in a variety of ways across multiple machines and processes based on the customer's needs," said Mike O'Shields, Quality Engineer at SDST. "This led Siemens VDO and our gauging partner Etamic to perform an exhaustive analysis of the available SPC software packages looking for our 30 'must have' features. InfinityQS was chosen because they were best suited to meeting all of our requirements. Using their products, we are now easily collecting and analyzing over a million data points per day across our entire plant. In fact, the quality system at SDST has been identified as a 'Best Practice' by Siemens VDO Automotive Corp. and InfinityQS played a key role in that recognition," O'Shields added.
"InfinityQS worked closely with SDST to determine how to best satisfy their specific goals and requirements, many of which were unique to their particular manufacturing environment. We were proud to learn that the implementation was identified as a 'Best Practice' by Siemens VDO Automotive Corp. I am pleased that we clearly met or exceeded their expectations," said Michael A. Lyle, President of InfinityQS International.
About Siemens VDO
Siemens VDO Automotive is a tier-one supplier of automotive electronic/electrical systems and components with applications covering gasoline and diesel power train technologies, safety and chassis systems, body electronics, plus interior products including infotainment systems. Worldwide sales reflecting fiscal year 2002/2003 totaled $9.5 billion. For more information on Siemens VDO, visit the company's Web site at www.usa.siemensvdo.com.
Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $80.5 billion in fiscal 2003. Founded more than 150 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Information and Communications, Automation and Control, Power, Transportation, Medical and Lighting. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $16.6 billion and employs 65,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Ten of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 417,000 people in 192 countries. For more information on Siemens USA, visit the company's Web site at www.usa.siemens.com.