Over the recent years, Hande Axle has positioned itself as a technical leader in the automotive industry, researching and developing new products that are widely used in heavy off-road vehicles and commercial trucks. Changes in the industry such as increased manufacturing scales and growing development capacities, combined with trends such as the global exchange of technical knowledge, led Hande Axle to seek more advanced and powerful design software, such as PTC's Pro/ENGINEER.
After a successful implementation of Pro/ENGINEER, resulting in the upgrade of their design environment from 2D to 3D, the overall product development processes and capabilities of Hande Axle have been greatly improved. Most significant, Hande Axle established a standard process for data transaction between their R&D and manufacturing process management departments by using Pro/ENGINEER. Design time and errors have been reduced by more than 40 percent and 60 percent respectively, and enterprise standardization of design practices is planned to be increased by 30 percent by using Pro/ENGINEER. Pro/ENGINEER significantly improved the company's ability to meet the evolving demands of its customers.
"Pro/ENGINEER for product development design has greatly improved our overall product development capabilities. Through additional cooperation with PTC, we look forward to further improving our overall product development system and increasing our core competitive advantage," said Mr.Wang Lin, assistant general manager of Hande Axle.
"PTC's unique and comprehensive solutions allow customers like Hande Axle to implement product development faster and more efficiently, to meet their unique industry demands," said Joshua Fredberg, VP product and market strategy, PTC. "We're happy to see Hande Axle's successful implementation of Pro/ENGINEER and look forward to working closely with them on a long-term basis to continue to provide more comprehensive enterprise-class product development solutions."
About Shaanxi Hande Axle Co., Ltd.
Shaanxi Hande Axle Co., Ltd., formerly known as Shaanxi Auto Group Axle Plant, is a high-tech enterprise co-funded by Weichai Power and Shaanxi Auto Group. The company has two sub-plants respectively in Xi'an and Baoji. As one of the most important domestic production bases for heavy duty axles, Hande Axle's major axle assembly series has been equipped on off-road vehicles and heavy commercial trucks. The company was named for three consecutive years as the "China Top 500 National Machinery" and the "Top 100 Excellent National Auto Parts Enterprises." In September 2007, Han Tak Axle was crowned as "China Famous Brand." For more information about Hande Axle, please visit: www.hdcq.com
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