INNEO has revolutionised our PDM system
When asked by Parker Pens to develop a worldwide shop-in-shop solution for over 80 stores and boutiques – including stores in Japan and China – Arno let the timeless elegance of the brand dictate their final design.
Company: Arno GB Ltd
Products: Design & development
Arno Group is a family owned business with 80 years of experience in design, development and manufacture of instore communication materials and shop equipment. The international group has offices in Europe, Russia & Far East, specialising in bespoke designs and global sourcing. A multidisciplinary team of 250 employees offers complete end-to-end solutions, from concept development and 3-dimensional design to control of the prototype construction and serial production.
As a group company, we had been running different templates and systems which we wanted to align to a uniform platform. Our end goal was to enable us to manage different configurations sets and templates from the UK site and from our head office in Germany. Our parent company were on a later release of Windchill and were also using other INNEO products – Startup TOOLS and GENIUS TOOLS. The objective was to upgrade our Windchill database and to implement Startup TOOLS and GENIUS TOOLS Model Processor, which would enable us to manage our multiple configuration files from our old and new systems. We needed to be able to switch templates and data sets quickly so that we could seamlessly work on old projects and then switch to new ones.
We have seen significant benefits in the system as a whole. Having Startup TOOLS has made a huge difference to our designers and engineers from managing all library parts, to having a more efficient way of handling all part parameters. The changes have meant a genuine time saving to the company and has meant that projects are able to be processed quicker. I would say we are at least 15 – 20% faster in processing data. Additional benefits for us have been having multiple configuration sets instantly available through Startup TOOLS so we can support other branches of our business. This has meant that we can collaborate easily and share our engineers as a resource across the company without having to travel abroad. We have also been able to change all of the company templates without losing access to all of our existing data. Engineers are able to simply switch start-up routine to work on old projects.
Why we have chosen INNEO Solutions?
INNEO were able to provide products that bolt on to Creo and Windchill that are invaluable and have revolutionised our PDM system saving us time and giving a slick solution. INNEO were also able to offer training and consultancy services.