Avalon Solutions focuses its PLM business in new company

2016-10-14

As of October 1st 2016, employees of the business unit PLM in Avalon Solutions form a new company under the name Avalon PLM. Avalon PLM will continue to offer solutions and services around Siemens PLM Software’s product portfolio. Tapio Juurakko, appointed CEO for Avalon PLM, envisions an increased product offering, with innovative solutions and services designed to pave the way for digitalisation, as well as to grow the business significantly.

 Our clients are in very good hands and will notice an increased focus", says Ola Persson, CEO of Avalon Solutions. "Tapio Juurakko has solid experience in solutions for CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM, and his background in IDEAL PLM, where he led operations in Finland and Russia, makes him the right person to guide Avalon PLM into the future."

Avalon PLM is today present in two countries: Avalon PLM AB in Sweden and Avalon PLM ApS in Denmark.

I am very excited about this opportunity to develop Avalon PLM and lead it into the future", says Tapio Juurakko. "Today we see how digitalisation is a game changer in the PLM market - a very interesting evolvement where Avalon PLM will be ready to support existing and new clients in achieving increased profitability based on digitalisation. We aim to provide innovative solutions to the market, solutions companies might not expect from a PLM partner."

In addition, Torbjörn Wellrath has been appointed Chief Operating Officer for Avalon PLM AB and Avalon PLM ApS. Torbjörn Wellrath has over 25 years of experience in the areas of CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM from working at Siemens PLM Software and Siemens Industry Software.

 I look very much forward to start working with Avalon PLM's existing and future clients, as well as their highly experienced PLM team," says Torbjörn Wellrath, COO Avalon PLM. "Product developing company’s needs for flexible and functional solutions place high demands on us as a PLM partner. These are also the challenges that will motivate us. For us it is important to be a highly respected and responsive PLM partner with solutions and services of the highest standards."

Siemens PLM Nordic is very pleased with the progress and look forward to a strengthened partner network that will support Siemens PLM Software's products throughout the Nordic countries.

 This is very good news for the PLM ecosystem.” says Mats Friberg, Vice President & Managing Director, Nordic Operation, Siemens PLM Software. “Avalon PLM have the competence to support companies who want to take their business to the next level. Together with Avalon PLM, we will continue to focus on providing increased value for our clients.”