When Kobelco Construction Machinery invented its first electric excavator in 1930, it facilitated construction work. For 90 years, the company has continuously supplied new and optimized products, such as hydraulic excavators and crawler cranes, to their customers around the globe.
The machinery industry is a fast-moving and changing business, so adaption and flexibility are key. To remain competitive and to better adapt to technological changes and customer requests, Kobelco Construction Machinery implemented a Smart Factory initiative, based on three fundamental areas:
- Engineering Process Transformation – to be more efficient in the production process
- Unified Plant Management Information – to centrally manage all data
- Automation ahead of standardization – to improve the work environment
Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform helps the company to support this initiative and therefore transform their business processes. The integrated production system on the platform enables sustainable management of global manufacturing operations while the whole product development becomes more efficient through the use of 3D modeling and digital simulation. All information related to the production process can be shared in real-time with all stakeholders, leading to better collaboration and improved traceability.
Watch the video to find out more how Kobelco Construction Machinery keeps up with the ever-changing machinery industry by leveraging the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.