PTC, the Product Development Company, has annouced that Liebherr Group, one the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative and user friendly construction and moving machinery, has expanded its deployment of the PTC Product Development System (PDS). Liebherr has added 450 seats of Windchill PDMLink to its existing use of Pro/ENGINEER to improve data management at the company’s R&D centres in America, Europe and Asia.
The objective for Liebherr is to grow its global market position in different industry segments by leveraging and enhancing its time to market advantage and global presence. Facing increased competitive pressure in the aerospace business and earth moving and mining equipment makes it necessary to deliver products faster than ever. PTC’s solutions make it a lot easier for the globally distributed R&D centres to access current information, and easily reuse existing product data in new development projects.
Liebherr Group has been a PTC customer since 1995, using Pro/ENGINEER as its standard product development solution. PTC products have contributed to shorter cycle times, reduced costs and improved product quality over the past years. Based on this success, the company is now expanding its deployment to Windchill PDMLink allowing better control of its distributed product development processes.
Recently, Liebherr group opened several new development, manufacturing and services facilities to be closer to its customers and increase its global presence. These sites need access to product development information, so they can quickly adapt products with configurations that meet local requirements. The expectation is that PTC’s PDS improves the information flow internally and externally, in addition to speeding communication, decision making and other processes.