Manitou has teamed up with Siemens Digital Industries Software to manage the design and lifecycle management of its products as part of its digital transformation programme.
Manitou has chosen Siemens Teamcenter software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) to manage its machine database, in order to streamline and simplify product the design and engineering process at the company’s 10 production sites in the United States, India, Italy and France. In addition Manitou will adopt Siemens’ NX software for product engineering as its the CAD system.
Vice president of R&D Julien Waechter said: “This major investment will allow us to modernise our tools, particularly through virtual reality, to enhance our performance and to achieve the same design across several sites without having to rework the data. In practice, we will have unique data for each product for all group employees. The advantage of the Siemens solution is also its ability to connect to our existing tools, including our ERP. Siemens’ reputation and the expertise of the support teams convinced us that we were making the right decision.”
The change will provide befits to 1,600 Manitou employees who primarily work in the design and R&D offices, along with technical documentation and after sales departments, and marketing teams. The system will be phased in over the next three years.
The first stage through 2024, concerns definition of the core model and preparation for deployment. The goal is to implement the solution in the United States by the end of 2024, with roll-out in Europe and India estimated for 2025.
Siemens Digital ‘s chief executive Jean Marie Saint-Paul said: “We are delighted that Manitou has selected the open and interoperable Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services and we are fully committed to supporting Manitou during its journey to achieving its digital transformation goals. It’s another great example of how industry pioneers are choosing our solutions to help them build the products of the future and we look forward to helping Manitou across the globe.”