YOKOHAMA, Japan, February 20 /PRNewswire/ -- AVEVA's (LSE:AVV) subsidiary in Japan will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in February 2009. AVEVA K.K., based in the Yokohama Business Park, will be hosting a dinner reception to thank the company's loyal customers for their decade of support.

AVEVA is a leading supplier of engineering IT systems for the plant and marine industries and has more than 100 customers subscribing to its solutions in Japan. Amongst the customers that have been with AVEVA for the past 10 years are Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., IHI Corporation, Kawasaki Plant Systems, Ltd., Toshiba Corporation, Chiyoda Corporation and JGC Corporation.

AVEVA has been providing services and solutions to Japanese customers for over 30 years. Prior to 1999, AVEVA was represented in Japan by Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha.

Mr. Yoichi Kayama of JGC Corporation, and incumbent Chairman of the AVEVA Plant Japan User Group, said: AVEVA Plant solutions have helped optimise plant related industries in Japan with a range of engineering design and lifecycle information management tools.

In 2008, AVEVA hosted its annual global event, the AVEVA Marine Users' Meeting at the port city of Kobe. AVEVA has a strong marine customer base in Japan, with its first customer being Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation, which first subscribed to AVEVA -marine solutions in 1994.

Motoo Iso, Vice President, Sales Business Development, AVEVA K.K., said:

The number of customers subscribing to AVEVA solutions has grown fivefold from 20 in 2000, to 100+ today. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their trust in us throughout these years.

Peter Finch, President, AVEVA Asia Pacific, said:

We are proud to have built strong business relations with numerous Japanese companies since establishing our office in Japan 10 years ago. In these challenging times, we at AVEVA will continue to deliver and provide new and improved solutions to our customers.

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For further information, please contact: Youli Hooi, AVEVA Asia Pacific Tel: +603-2176-1234

For further information, please contact:Youli Hooi, AVEVA Asia Pacific, Tel: +603-2176-1234,