macintype_dev • 21 September 2015
PWR radiates success with SOLIDWORKS®
World class automotive cooling solution provider, PWR Performance Products, streamlines its business design processes
PWR: a market leader in high performance automotive cooling research and development, with a focus on competition cooling solutions for race teams such as F1, NASCAR and V8 Supercars.
SOLIDWORKS® 3D CAD/CAM software, plus comprehensive training
Ormeau, Queensland, Australia
“No one else in the world offers the end-to-end solution that we have. The factory is purpose built to produce the best radiators,” says Marshall Vann, General Manager, PWR. “As the business grew, we found it challenging maintaining consistent design, output and processes across the team.”
For years, PWR used four different CAD/CAM softwares to design its in-demand radiators and cooling systems. Not an ideal scenario in terms of making the company work efficiently, PWR decided 18 months ago to review its processes and move to a common platform.
“The transition to SOLIDWORKS was smooth, people picked it up quickly and the training certainly helped. Now, no-one uses anything but SOLIDWORKS for new work, and the team is able to discuss projects over a common platform. We have achieved our business objective of streamlining processes for better business productivity, and in turn, are able to better service our customers,” says Marshall.
“Another benefit we gained from standardising to SOLIDWORKS, that was not originally considered, is the ability to easily find skilled design staff who are proficient on the platform. This has also helped our business processes immensely, as there is little down time in the handover process,” Marshall adds.
“We have achieved our business objective of streamlining processes for better business productivity, and in turn, are able to better service our customers.” Marshall Vann, General Manager, PWR
“The transition to SOLIDWORKS was smooth, people picked it up quickly and the training certainly helped.” Marshall Vann, General Manager, PWR