With rising investment in infrastructure around the globe, the heavy construction equipment industry is poised for a high rate of growth. Clearly, that is good news for companies in that industry. But there is a hitch. At the same time, those very companies are faced with adapting their businesses to meet the needs of the Experience Economy, which has created an environment where customers are increasingly demanding custom machine configurations. How can a company transform itself in a time of high demand?
This was the challenge faced by Takeuchi, a 50-year old Japanese construction equipment manufacturer with a reputation as a market innovator that produces high-quality products. Takeuchi set a goal to streamline its development processes in order to help them accelerate delivery of products that meet both customer and regulatory requirements.
Among the key first steps was improving internal processes and unifying a collection of different and incompatible information systems. Takeuchi chose Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE solutions to provide its employees with an integrated platform for all product-related activities. This is not limited to its product development designers: Takeuchi’s other departments such as production control and production engineering have access to system data as well.
With this platform, we avoid a patchwork-like system of different solutions from different vendors, which is a nightmare to coordinate.”
Read a new case study to learn more about the benefits Takeuchi has gained from 3DEXPERIENCE, including:
- the ability to create more product variants with a fewer number of parts
- increased re-use of existing parts
- reduced lead times for new product introductions
- eliminating the need for physical prototypes