Holmatro in the Netherlands supports customers worldwide with innovative hydraulic tools for technical assistance, industrial applications, and special tactics operations. The motto ‘Mastering Power’ summarises this perfectly. This involves a superb PLM package to manage it all, among other things.

Faster time-to-market

“So let that pain be a thing of the past,” explains R&D Manager Martijn de Graaf. “For years, heavy users like our R&D colleagues worked with a system that was not really sufficiently reliable. In a process that took about a year and a half, some of my closest colleagues and I successfully managed to implement PTC Windchill."

PTC Windchill’s open architecture makes it easy to integrate with other business systems. Data management and traceability from concept through finished product and service allow organisations to reduce costs, accelerate time-to-market, and deliver the best quality.

“After an extensive selection process, we eventually chose Windchill as our new system. Innoptus’ expertise and customer focus as a partner also played an important role.”

Superb consultancy as a basis for implementation

“After an extensive selection process, we eventually chose PTC Windchill as our new system. During our search, we focused on proven technology and customers in the market, as well as PTC Windchill’s functionality in combination with SolidWorks,” explains Holmatro’s R&D Manager. “Innoptus’ expertise and customer focus as a partner also played an important role. A formidable part of the challenge was to find a team who had bad experiences with another PLM package and then convince them that PTC Windchill was actually a reliable solution. Extensive sessions, a rock-solid project department and consultation structure, a superb level of knowledge, and honouring agreements contributed to a successful implementation process.”

Windchill allows you to centrally manage all product-related information related to systems and components. Having a single source for the latest product information is crucial so technicians can remain productive and efficient throughout the service life cycle.

Reliable and successful

Mattijn de Graaf: “The virtually flawless implementation of a reliable PLM solution is largely due to the pleasant collaboration with the entire Innoptus project team. I would also like to express my huge appreciation to all my colleagues who contributed to achieving this fantastic result! In the meantime, the first users have already worked successfully with Windchill for several months now. We are now well underway and the collaboration with Innoptus is just the start of the voyage. We are currently first switching over all other users and we can then discover what other opportunities PTC offers to support our growing business and our digital transformation support.”

Undoubtedly to be continued…

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