NEWBURY, Berkshire, UK, January 2008, - Concurrent Systems Inc Ltd (CSI), a leading developer of design data and document management
solutions today announces that they have implemented DDM at Hendrickson Europe Ltd the world's leading supplier of truck, tractor, and trailer air suspensions, auxiliary lift axle systems, steel leaf springs, and bumpers for the heavy-duty transportation industry. Hendrickson Europe Ltd selected DDM as a PDM solution after acknowledging that our current method of design file management and configuration management, using Windows folders and Excel spreadsheets, was becoming unmanageable. Also, as the volume of CAD data increased, we recognized the increasingly serious consequences of duplication and lack of control in the system”, says Adam Challenor, Engineering Manager.
“We briefly evaluated other commercial PDM solutions, but felt the significant up-front investment and recurring costs, and the required implementation effort, was not appropriately scaled for our small company. We installed the DDM trial version and immediately recognized the user-friendliness of the program, and the very manageable effort that would be required for implementation.”
“We opted to deploy DDM at Hendrickson because it provided a turnkey solution to all of the key PDM functional requirements our company identified: integration with SolidWorks, data vaulting, easily searchable database, configuration management, change management, with the potential for CAD data link-up to our Indian joint venture, Taco Hendrickson. In addition to meeting all of Hendrickson’s functional requirements, the low licensing and maintenance costs made DDM the runaway choice as a PDM solution.”
Serving the needs of the commercial vehicle industry has been Hendrickson's only business for the past 70 years. And it is this focus, coupled with an unceasing pursuit of technological leadership, that has made us a dominant force globally in heavy-duty truck and trailer suspension technology. As a result, Hendrickson is a major supplier to many of the world's leading heavy-duty vehicle and trailer manufacturers. Our suspension technologies, products, and systems are helping these partners to improve durability and driver comfort—while at the same time reducing weight, production costs, and over-the road operating costs. After producing more than two million heavy-duty suspensions, Hendrickson's international goals remain the same as they have always been: to provide the most technically advanced solutions possible for heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers and operators throughout the world. www.hendrickson-intl.com