Bosch выбирает программную систему Windchill PDMLink от PTC
Компания PTC анонсировала выбор немецкого концерна Bosch в пользу программной системы Windchill PDMLink для управления процессами разработки во всех подразделениях компании. Bosch GmbH является одним из ведущих поставщиков для автомобильной
промышленности, имеет представительства в более чем 140 странах,
научные разработки ведутся компанией по всему миру. Система Windchill PDMLink была выбрана для более удобного управления данными Pro/ENGINEER, которая является корпоративным стандартом Bosch в области CAD/CAM/CAE.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) the Product Development Company, today announced that Robert Bosch GmbH, headquartered in Stuttgart (Germany), plans to deploy Windchill PDMLink at numerous business units to improve their product development processes. In a joint project, Bosch Corporate Information Technology (CI) and PTC global services are going to implement Windchill PDMLink to better manage Pro/ENGINEER data, which is the standard CAD/CAM/CAE solution at many Bosch business divisions. The new platform reduces the number of system configurations and harmonizes data management at the different business units. The single platform enables the reuse of data within the business units and improves collaboration as more and more product information with increasing complexity has to be managed globally. The decision to implement the PTC Product Development System (PDS) was also driven by Bosch’s strategic requirement for a global Web-based IT architecture.
Bosch Group is a leading global supplier to the automotive industry but also offers a broad portfolio of industrial technology, power tools, security solutions and household appliances in more than 140 countries. Every day, thousands of Bosch scientists, engineers and technicians around the world are involved in the development of new products and systems, as well as innovative manufacturing processes. They are also devoted to the continuous improvement of existing products. In addition the number of approximately 3,000 applications for patents in 2006 demonstrates what a vital role research and development has within the company.
“Our corporate strategy calls for Bosch to be at the forefront of the adoption of leading technology to improve our overall business efficiency and effectiveness. Within product development, this meant finding a solution that could deliver product information and process management, automated workflow management and other important processes like change and configuration management,” said Lutz C. Napiwotzky, vice president Engineering Applications Corporate Sector Information and System Services at Bosch. “After several successful pilot projects we decided that extending our use of the PTC solutions Pro/ENGINEER and Pro/INTRALINK by implementing a more complete Product Development System including Windchill PDMLink would be the best strategic move for us.”
Adopting Windchill PDMLink offers Bosch Group expanded capabilities that are better suited to a global environment: heterogeneous CAD data management, change management, configuration management, and significantly improved performance across a Wide Area Network. Realizing a single data management platform for the Pro/ENGINEER CAD authoring tool will also reduce the number of additional applications necessary. All this leads to time and cost savings and greater flexibility in support and systems administration.
“Our divisions are relatively autonomous when selecting their preferred CAD and product development tools but will benefit from a flexible solution as a division-wide standard,” explained Mr. Napiwotzky. “Based on the standardized platform every division using Pro/ENGINEER will run its own roll-out project to implement their specific configuration in accordance with their business needs.” Bosch and PTC Global Services expect that Windchill PDMLink will be deployed in all divisions using Pro/ENGINEER by 2010.
“Bosch Group, as a global leader in automotive and industrial technology providing high quality products, needs efficient processes driven by an integrated Product Development System (PDS) to maintain the high level of quality while at the same time reducing costs and increasing productivity,” said Jim Heppelmann, executive vice president and chief product officer, PTC. “A growing number of our customers are realizing the benefits of adopting a faster and more efficient product development system. PDS provides access to a whole new set of capabilities with solutions such as Windchill ProjectLink™ and Arbortext, allowing the global engineering community to focus on their core expertise.”
About Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 260,000 associates generated sales of 43.7 billion euros in fiscal 2006. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 300 subsidiary and regional companies in over 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spends more than three billion euros each year for research and development, and in 2006 applied for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.”
The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH. Additional information can be accessed at: http://www.bosch.com.
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