Toyo Engineering Corporation is Appointed as Reseller Partner in Japan by webMethodsJan. 15, 2002

Toyo Engineering Corporation (TEC), a leading Japanese integrated engineering company operating in the chemical and process manufacturing industries, announced a reseller partnership with webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq:WEBM), the leading provider of integration software. By offering integration backbone solutions based on webMethods' technology, TEC can provide Japanese industrial and manufacturing companies with the most comprehensive platform for integration.

TEC provides integrated engineering and project management services to optimize the business systems and supply chains of various types of industrial and manufacturing plants and facilities. TEC's IT services include the provision of EPC Solutions, e-Solutions design and management and I.T. business consultation and master plans.

Under the terms of the reseller partnership, TEC and webMethods will deliver integration solutions to meet the global, standards-based requirements of Japanese production businesses. TEC will use the webMethods integration platform to enable their customers to link business processes, enterprise and legacy applications, databases, workflows and EDI systems both within the enterprise and across their supply chains.

"Leveraging partnerships is the key to successful global competition," said Mr. Yoshitaka Ogata, managing director of e-Solution Sales and Operations, TEC . "By using the webMethods integration platform for both EAI and B2B initiatives,TEC will accelerate the business restructuring and supply chain management initiatives of its valued customers."

"This partnership will provide total integration solutions to Japan's leading production facilities. Working together with TEC, we can jointly assist customers as they navigate the path towards an integrated technology infrastructure and improved business efficiencies," said Mr. Akimasa Koizuimi, president of webMethods, Japan. "TEC's extensive IT experience makes them an ideal partner for the large deployments typically associated with Japan's manufacturing companies."

About webMethods, Inc.
webMethods, Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM - news) is a leading provider of integration software. The webMethods integration platform allows customers to achieve quantifiable R.O.I. by linking business processes, enterprise and legacy applications, databases and workflows both within and across enterprises. By deploying the webMethods integration platform, customers reduce costs, create new revenue opportunities, strengthen relationships with customers, substantially increase supply chain efficiencies and streamline internal business processes.

Founded in 1996, webMethods is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. webMethods has more than 750 customers worldwide including Global 2000 leaders such as Citibank, Dell, Eastman Chemical, The Ford Motor Company, Grainger, and Motorola. webMethods' strategic partners include Accenture, Ariba, BroadVision, Commerce One, Deloitte Consulting, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, i2 Technologies, J.D. Edwards, KPMG Consulting, Microsoft, Oracle Corp., SAP AG and Siebel Systems. More information about the company can be found at

About Toyo Engineering Corporation - TEC
Founded in 1961, Toyo Engineering Corporation has offices worldwide and provides co-operative R&D, planning, design, equipment procurement, construction and technology services to production facilities. The company services the petroleum, natural gas, fossil fuel, nuclear energy, petrochemical, chemical, nonferrous metals, food, life engineering, space, industrial systems, information technology, computer control, environmental and community development industries.

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