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Manitou Partners with Siemens to Digitally Standardize its Design Processes

Manitou Partners with Siemens to Digitally Standardize its Design Processes

Manitou Group is partnering with Siemens Digital Industries Software to develop a global solution for managing the lifecycle of its products. The implementation of this tool is part of the Group’s digital transformation and aims to standardize its design processes.

Manitou chose Teamcenter software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of software and services.

This software is dedicated to the management of the machine database, the elements linked to the various components, and their nomenclature. Teamcenter will be implemented to streamline and simplify product design on all of the Group’s 10 production sites in the United States, India, Italy, and France.

“This major investment will allow us to modernize 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,” said Julien Waechter, vice president Manitou Group R&D.

Manitou will use Siemens’ NX software for product engineering as their company's CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tool.

The implementation of this global solution will allow Manitou to optimize time spent on its product development, while working on a single tool that allows the entire product life cycle to be centralized.

“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,” said Waechter.

1,600 users will be impacted by this change, primarily those working in the design and R&D offices, technical documentation and after-sales departments, and in the marketing teams. These team members will be trained on this new solution over the next three years.

The first stage of this implementation, up to 2024, concerns the definition of the core model and preparation for deployment. The Group’s 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.

To help the project run smoothly, the team from Siemens is working closely with the Manitou Group project team.

“We are delighted that Manitou Group 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,” said Jean Marie Saint-Paul, CEO Siemens Digital Industries Software France. “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 Group across the globe.”


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