Jula enters a strategic PLM partnership with Technia to facilitate growth

STOCKHOLM, January 12, 2015 – Jula, a leading Swedish do-it-yourself retailer, has chosen Technia, a subsidiary of Addnode Group, as their strategic partner for a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) implementation. Jula’s PLM solution will be based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform from Dassault Systèmes, and will enable Jula to create conditions for further expansion and an enhanced range of products. 

Jula has chosen a PLM solution based on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform from Dassault Systèmes and Technia as their strategic partner for the PLM implementation. Key drivers for Jula to implement a PLM solution are the need to support further growth and to create conditions for enhanced assortment planning. The PLM solution will establish an infrastructure to globally manage products, assortments, campaigns and supplier collaboration with a strong integration to various business systems.

“Jula has expanded tremendously over the past decades. This partnership with Technia and Dassault Systèmes is about facilitating our next growth phase and to further enhance the offering and shopping experience for our customers. We selected Technia and the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform based upon their track record, focus and capabilities within the retail business”, says Magnus Sigurd, Purchasing Director at Jula.

”Jula and Technia are embarking on a journey to facilitate continued rapid growth and an enhanced shopping experience for Jula’s customers. It´s a privilege to be chosen as partner to Jula, one of the best managed and fastest growing companies in the Nordics. This partnership validates Technia’s and Dassault Systèmes’ number one position as a supplier of PLM to retailers”, says Jonas Gejer, CEO at Technia.

For more information, please contact:
Jonas Geje
r, CEO, Technia AB
Phone: +46 (0) 8 599 204 14, e-mail: jonas.gejer@technia.com

About Jula
Jula stores offer an attractive range of competitively priced products for all kinds of professional and DIY projects. Jula is undergoing strong expansion and has a retail presence in Sweden, Norway and Poland. Jula is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Sweden. www.jula.se

About Technia
Technia – The #1 knowledge company in PLM. We facilitate the future in Innovation. We guide you to become the future winner by combining your own strengths with our expertise in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). Our solutions are used worldwide in industries such as life sciences, automotive, travel, retail, Oil & Gas, telecom, fashion and food & beverage. We serve over 800 clients worldwide, including 20 that are listed on the Fortune 500. Technia is a part of Addnode Group, listed at the Nasdaq OMX Nordic List. For more information, please visit www.technia.com.