CONCORD, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—January 16, 2007— Bianchi, a venerable Italian bicycle producer for more than a century, has chosen SolidWorks(R) and COSMOS(R) software to design better bicycles that display a powerful combination of high technology, design, and innovation.
Founded in 1885 and synonymous with "made in Italy," the Bergamo
firm produces approximately 60,000 bicycles a year, including racing
bicycles, mountain bikes, and bikes for children. Using SolidWorks
Office Premium 3D CAD and COSMOSWorks(R) analysis software, Bianchi
has dramatically shortened time to market and reduced materials usage
by minimizing reliance on physical prototypes.
The company has always adopted innovative tools and techniques
that can advance the Bianchi brand through superior technology, rapid
product delivery, and flexible design capacity. To that end, 3D CAD
and SolidWorks are now essential for Bianchi's bike and part design,
whether in aluminum alloy, carbon fiber, or titanium.
"A bicycle must very much account for consumers' tastes, which
demand new materials and exquisite designs," said Luca Minesso,
Bianchi's design and production chief. "To meet these goals, it is
essential for us to use advanced engineering tools like SolidWorks and
COSMOSWorks software - tools that save us time and money by letting us
finalize the finest details before designs are built. As such,
SolidWorks software represents a fundamental competitive advantage for
our firm today, both for its high-end features and its integration
with other systems. And its widespread usage makes it easy to share
designs with our suppliers in Asia, where SolidWorks is well known and
Bianchi uses COSMOSWorks Designer, which is completely integrated
into SolidWorks software, to help ensure products are sufficiently
strong, especially in a bike's high-stress areas.
"Bianchi is a time-honored Italian firm with unique products and
the highest standards," said Luca Rossettini, SolidWorks country
manager for Southern Europe. "In order for Bianchi to maintain its
leadership, it is fundamental to equip Bianchi with the best available
design and analysis tools. SolidWorks and COSMOSWorks analysis
software are those products - flexible, easy to use, and ideal for the
design of better bicycles or any two-wheeled machine."
Bianchi works with authorized SolidWorks reseller Solid
Technology, supplier of solutions and certified competence in the CAD
and design automation sectors, for ongoing software training,
implementation, and support.
Bianchi, an historical Italian firm founded by Edoardo Bianchi in
1885, has been synonymous for 120 years with biking and great
bicycles. As of May 1997, F.I.Vs. Edoardo Bianchi is part of the
Cycleurope A.B. group, a Swedish firm of the Grimaldi group,
recognized as the most important world holding in the cycling sector.
The Bianchi group brands - Bianchi, Legnano, Puch, and Chiorda - are
therefore joined to those of Cycleurope - Monark, Crescent, DBS,
Kildemoes, Everton, Micmo, and Gitane - giving life to a unique
network in the two-wheel market for its wide range of offerings and
comprehensive worldwide distribution. Today, Cycleurope is able to
implement high-level operational synergy involving prestigious
entrepreneurial realities of the old continent, among which Bianchi
forms the prominent name. www.bianchi.it
About Solid Technology
Solid Technology was formed in Milan in 1996, as a supplier of
solutions and qualified competence in the CAD and design automation
sector. Since Oct. 1, 2000, Solid Technology has been a part of
Softpeople, a leading company in the IT sector. Solid Technology's
mission is to offer mechanical production companies, design and
industrial design studios, and universities not only classical and
tested CAD/CAM/CAE solutions, but also its own growing experience,
attuned to the evolution of the market, toward collaborative product
definition management, which includes product data management (PDM).
For more information, visit the company's Web site, www.solidtech.it.
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:
Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software
for design, analysis, and product data management. It is the leading
supplier of 3D CAD technology, giving teams intuitive, high-performing
software that helps them design better products. For the latest news,
information, or an online demonstration, visit the company's Web site
(www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000 (outside of North America,
SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation.
COSMOS and COSMOSWorks are registered trademarks of Structural
Research & Analysis Corporation. Other brand and product names are
trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright (c) 2007 SolidWorks
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