For more than three decades, Germany-based Kärcher has contributed to the preservation of more than 140 restored historical buildings and monuments, such as the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Mount Rushmore in the USA, and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
The leading provider of cleaning technologies is known for its high innovation power and its focus on customer demands. Customer requirements are becoming more heterogeneous and customers expect individual solutions. This results in an increasingly complex product portfolio to deliver the solutions the customers expect.
For Kärcher, digital transformation is essential to master the complexity of the product portfolio. A longtime CATIA user, Kärcher transitioned to Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE® platform on the cloud.
The company has been pursuing a cloud strategy for several years already and is now pursuing it with the platform. The main advantages are scalability, global availability and low operating costs.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform enables Kärcher to introduce a standardized and automated product development process. The integrated project management on the cloud provides transparency and consistency in product development, because of standardized methods, documents and guidelines. The collaborating on a central and global system helps to identify errors very early. And the fact that product and project data are linked enables to assess the impact of any design changes to timelines and resources.
The platform also supports Kärchers’ systems engineering approach because it combines mechanical and electrical engineering. This helps to better control the configuration of products and reduces complexity since it allows the company to modularize.
Explore how Kärcher uses the 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud:
- Read the full story here
- Watch the Executive Story video here, to learn how Kärcher uses the platform as the key enabler of their digital transformation journey
- Or watch the Manager Story video, that illustrates how Kärcher controls the configuration of their products and reduces complexity with the platform