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Wintersteiger, a specialist machinery manufacturing company in Austria, has selected Siemens as its exclusive product lifecycle management (PLM) software supplier in support of its digitalization efforts. Wintersteiger will replace its existing heterogeneous portfolio of software systems for product data management with Siemens’ Teamcenter® portfolio, the world’s most widely used digital lifecycle management software. In addition, Wintersteiger plans to migrate all its existing design and development systems to NX™ software, Siemens’ flagship solution for integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE). By integrating its product development software with the new Teamcenter® platform, Wintersteiger product development designers and engineers will be able to collaborate more efficiently and directly, even across the various divisions and subsidiaries in the group.
“First and foremost, we expect greatly improved synergies between our development departments, and we are confident that the new Siemens software will meet our expectations,” says Christian Rauscher, CTO at Wintersteiger AG. “The deeply integrated Siemens portfolio will empower our design engineers. It will create a broad base for their combined knowledge and experience on which they will be able to efficiently and flexibly develop new products bound to be successful in their various markets.”
Introduction of the PLM software began this quarter at Wintersteiger headquarters, where Siemens and Wintersteiger are working jointly to tailor the solution to meet the needs of Wintersteiger’s diverse business segments. Wintersteiger produces machinery for industries such as service and rental solutions for the entire ski and snowboard sport, wood technology, seed mechanics, metals and automation. In a second step, Teamcenter will be rolled out to the entire Wintersteiger group, covering Wintersteiger AG and VAP Gruber Automations GmbH in Austria as well as Wintersteiger Sägen GmbH and Kohler Maschinenbau GmbH in Germany. Implementing Teamcenter and NX across the entire group provides a scalable, flexible digital enterprise solution for mechanical design which will be adapted to changing requirements. Using a single, comprehensive platform will prepare Wintersteiger to quickly and efficiently adapt to future challenges across all industries.
“For companies building machinery at the threshold of Industry 4.0, rapidly changing requirements are the norm rather than the exception,” said Hermann Kaineder, Country Manager Austria, Siemens PLM Software. “Solutions that allow users to master new challenges collaboratively, and therefore quickly and simply, will help companies meet these future needs. We are proud that Wintersteiger decided in favor of Siemens PLM Software to boost their group-wide digitalization strategy using NX and Teamcenter.”
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, systems and services with over 15 million licensed seats and more than 140,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with its customers to provide industry software solutions that help companies everywhere achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by making real the innovations that matter. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
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