Groupe Bénéteau (GB) is the world's leading manufacturer of sailboats and one of Europe's top manufacturers of powerboats. GB also engages in low-environmental impact sustainable housing. Windchill will be used initially for the design and manufacture of both sailboats and powerboats. GB plans to move all departments to Windchill.

"Prior to this decision, our NBC affiliate used PTC solutions for a long time. This showed PTC's effectiveness as an efficient and scalable PLM."
- Pierre Montauban, Deputy CEO of NBC.

A key foundation of this efficiency and scalability is SQL Server 2008.

The press announcement is here.