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Schneider Electric to Implement Tecnomatix's eMPower Solutions in Sites Around the World

July 312003
HERZLIA, Israel - July 31, 2003 - Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TCNO), the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM), today announced that Schneider Electric has signed a new contract with Tecnomatix worth over US$700,000 to deploy eMPower products in seven sites around the world.

The order from Schneider Electric, a leading power and control specialist devoted to the distribution and control of electricity, is the latest in a series of investments in Tecnomatix MPM solutions totaling more than US$2,200,000 over the last three years.

"As our digital manufacturing partner, Tecnomatix has worked closely with us to ensure that our operations communicate, collaborate and plan more effectively," said Michel Delage, senior vice president of manufacturing at Schneider Electric. "eMPower solutions have enabled us to maintain and build our commitment to quality over the last three years."

The deployment will include eM-Planner, for assembly process definition and costing; eM-Work Instructions, for work instruction data preparation; eM-Report, for generation of product documentation; and eBOP-Browser for collaboration and eM-Publisher for printing of documentation. Operating within a collaborative environment, the tools will enable Schneider's manufacturing to standardize industrial engineering and create first-time-right processes while also reducing time-to-market and costs.

Tecnomatix eMPower solutions will be used in all stages of product/process lifecycle. In pre-planning stages for new lines, they will validate marketing strategies, evaluate how marketing requests impact manufacturing processes, evaluate costs and resources, validate various assembly scenarios, and optimize the impact of product variants on process planning. In the process definition stage, the new eMPower tools will help define operation planning and resources, validate assembly sequences and workplaces design factory flow simulation and improve plant layout. Within existing lines, the new tools will help optimize existing resources and flow simulation.

Said Harel Beit-On, chairman and CEO of Tecnomatix Technologies, "Tecnomatix is pleased to be able to play such an important role in the manufacturing strategy of Schneider Electric. We value our long-standing relationship with Schneider Electric, and this latest addition to their implementation of our eMPower solutions certainly underscores the contribution that a successful MPM strategy can make for world-leading manufacturers."

About Tecnomatix Technologies:

Tecnomatix Technologies Ltd. is the driving force in Manufacturing Process Management (MPM). Today's leading global manufacturers are adopting MPM solutions to expand revenue potential and reduce costs by accelerating product introductions, shortening time to volume, and optimizing production execution. eMPower enables our customers to succeed with its collaborative, open platform and applications for defining, simulating, managing, and executing manufacturing processes across the extended enterprise. For more information please visit www.tecnomatix.com.

About Schneider Electric:

Schneider Electric, the world's Power & Control specialist with leading brands including Merlin Gerin, SquareD and Telemecanique, offers a comprehensive range of products and services for the following markets: residential, buildings, industry and energy and infrastructure. Schneider Electric's 74,800 employees generated sales of EUR 9.1 billion in 2002 through 13,000 sales outlets in 130 countries.
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