Automotive Industry

Fuel economy and emission regulations, increasing use of electronics and embedded software, and management complexity due to increasing globalization are just a few of the key challenges faced by today’s automotive industry.

At Apex we empower organizations to achieve their key business initiatives. We have found that many automotive suppliers are focused on streamlining their engineering processes to get products to market quicker. In addition to offering complete lifecycle solutions, we enable companies to better utilize the tools they already have, assist them to evaluate and implement additional tools, and ensure high user adoption.


Mandatory fuel economy and emission regulations, increasing use of electronics and embedded software, as well as management complexity due to increasing globalization, are a few of the key challenges faced by the automotive industry. Vehicle light-weighting, development of alternative propulsion systems and energy optimization, as primary strategies to meet these standards, are driving a greater rate of change in technology innovations and adoption, more complex systems and increased use of embedded software to control them. As a result, new programs require more innovative content, while program visibility and transparency into design status, timing, cost, and part/system validation has become even more critical for suppliers.


With Siemens Digital Software at its core, the unique value of Apex is our integrated system of PLM, design, manufacturing, toolpath and visualization software, along with expert training and mentoring services.

As one of the industry’s most visible partners, Apex is a leading provider of Siemens’ world-renowned Digital software solutions to Fortune 500 companies and small firms alike. In addition, Apex has developed exclusive product development bundles for the aerospace and defense industry. With the latest in design, manufacturing, tool path, and machine simulation software from Siemens, Volumill, and CGTech Vericut, your organization will have all software it needs to move throughout the product development process from conceptual design to part manufacturing and everything in between. Choose one of our complete out-of-the-box bundles, or we can analyze your current tools and processes and build a custom package that includes everything you need, and only what you need.

We will evaluate your processes and develop a custom strategy to ensure that you perform in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible to improve quality, reduce cycle time, and increase your profitability.

Apex’s Dream Team is a unique internship program in which college students will be trained and gain hands-on experience with a variety of engineering software from modeling to database management. These future leaders in aerospace engineering and manufacturing have completed projects with Boeing and the St. Louis Science Center. Contact ApexDMS to learn how The Dream Team can boost your company’s innovation.

Not only do many racing teams use NX, it is practically a standard for automakers, so it’s very easy and convenient to send CAD data back and forth to OEMs as well as constructors.

Brian Pillar
Race Engineer, Wayne Taylor Racing