Nissan North America Signs Deal with Intentia

Automotive OEM seeks higher levels of maintenance efficiency, productivity

Stockholm, Sweden and Schaumburg, IL  March 26, 2003  Intentia International AB this week announced that Nissan North America Inc. has signed an agreement with Intentia in America to license and implement Intentia's Movex Plant Maintenance solution in three of the automotive manufacturer's facilities. They include the company's Smyrna, Tenn.; Canton, Miss.; and Decherd, Tenn., plants, which manufacture the majority of Nissan engines and vehicles sold in the United States.

According to the provider, its software system will help Nissan develop predictive and preventive maintenance schedules, track and monitor equipment history, and generate work orders for both daily operations and capital projects.

A report issued by Gartner Inc., "Choices for Asset Management in Discrete Manufacturing" written K. Steenstrup in January of last year, stated, "Discrete manufacturing organizations with critical equipment, 24x7 operations or downtime in excess of industry norms (based on equipment type) can maximize output and minimize costs by taking a closer look at asset management solutions."

Nissan North America markets nine vehicle lines for the U.S. market, including sedans (Maxima, Altima, Sentra, 350Z), SUVs (Xterra, Pathfinder, the new Murano), a truck (Frontier) and a minivan (Quest).