PTC, has announced that Ingersoll Rand plans to expand its deployment of Windchill, the PTC content and process management solution, across all business sectors, to optimise its product development processes and increase operational excellence.
Ingersoll Rand is a leading industrial solutions provider serving the climate control, compact vehicle, industrial operation, construction and security markets. The selection of Windchill extends Ingersoll Rand’s existing relationship with PTC as a longtime user of Pro/ENGINEER, and underscores Ingersoll Rand’s commitment to PTC as a strategic technology partner.
The need to shorten time-to-market, improve quality, reduce process inefficiencies and lower costs is driving companies to evaluate innovative product development solutions. To strengthen its competitive advantage, Ingersoll Rand decided to expand its product development into low cost regions. To make this strategy successful, Ingersoll Rand required a solution that would allow them to support a global product development initiative. Essentially, Ingersoll Rand wanted to increase the overall efficiency of its processes for getting new products to market.
Ingersoll Rand chose to adopt the PTC Product Development System (PDS) because of the solutions’ synergistic fit with Ingersoll Rand’s business transformation objectives. Pro/ENGINEER has been Ingersoll Rand’s preferred design solution since the early 1990’s, and continues to provide the powerful capabilities needed to drive innovation throughout the enterprise.
Windchill enables collaborative product development, while helping companies control product data and processes. In addition to providing Ingersoll Rand with strong capabilities to manage
Pro/ENGINEER data across a distributed product development environment, Windchill will also help Ingersoll Rand take advantage of the full benefits of an enterprise product development solution. Windchill will allow Ingersoll Rand to manage data in a globally dispersed product development environment with advanced controls for data that can be accessed by multiple entities inside and outside the company.
The PTC PDS maps to Ingersoll Rand’s corporate goals of increased innovation, operational excellence and global collaboration. The single unified PDS architecture simplifies product development, while also providing the power and scalability to support Ingersoll Rand’s continued growth.
Ingersoll Rand’s continued investment in PTC solutions over the past decade demonstrates PTC’s success in delivering strategic solutions that provide the capabilities necessary to meet the evolving challenges facing today’s manufacturers. PTC is to support Ingersoll Rand’s business transformation initiatives which include optimising product development processes and increasing global competitiveness.