ABB Epyon Selects Aras PLM with the Minerva Electronic PLM Solution

Aras Provides Advanced Product Lifecycle Management with Collaboration and Change Management for Contract Manufacturing Partners


ANDOVER, Mass. and Munich, Germany – December 5, 2013Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today announced that ABB Epyon, a world leader in Internet-based charging infrastructure for all electronic vehicle (EV) charging standards, has selected Aras PLM and the Electronic PLM solution from Minerva. ABB Epyon’s PLM implementation includes comprehensive product lifecycle management with collaboration and change management for contract manufacturers in a single system.

Key drivers in ABB Epyon’s selection were Minerva’s proven track record in the electronics industry with functionality designed specifically for electronics companies, as well as speed of implementation and cost effectiveness. “The depth of functionality in the solution targeted at the electronics industry was key as we could speed up our implementation and expand areas of coverage,” explained Niek Knapen, Director Industrial Operations at ABB Epyon.

ABB Epyon is a leading provider of Internet-based charging infrastructure for all EV charging standards. The company offers a total solution that includes broad charger portfolio supporting all charging standards, specific solutions for all location types, connectivity services to enhance the business, and pro-active global service and maintenance. With years of experience in creating, installing and maintaining charging infrastructure, ABB provides a complete charging solution that fits the needs of both drivers and service providers. Learn more at

Together, the power and flexibility of the Aras platform and Minerva’s knowledge and experience in the electronics industry provide leading companies such as ABB with a very compelling PLM solution. ”The number of new companies selecting Aras and the Minerva Electronic PLM solution proves that this combination of advanced PLM technology and targeted industry functionality is what electronics companies are looking for,” explained Leon Lauritsen, Director at Minerva, Europe’s leading Aras Certified Gold Partner working with ABB Epyon.

“There is a clear shift in the market as large enterprise such as ABB increasingly recognize the advantages of the Aras approach to PLM,” said Peter Schroer, President of Aras. “Global companies require powerful solutions for complex processes combined with flexibility to continually transform their business in the future. Together with partners such as Minerva, Aras is providing PLM for the innovative products of tomorrow.”


About Minerva

Founded in 1995, Minerva specializes in the development and implementation of Enterprise solutions in both PLM and ERP. Established as Europe’s largest Aras implementation partner, Minerva offers a full range of PLM services, productivity tools, integrations and complete industry solutions. The company works closely with its customers, challenging ineffective modes of operation and providing insight and expertise to drive results and help customers reach their business objectives. 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, Freudenberg, GE, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Textron and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. 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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