One of world's largest pump manufacturers uses 3D mechanical design software to facilitate collaboration and reduce production errors
CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2003-- Weir Pumps, one of the world's largest pump manufacturers, will slash its design time in half and bring its products to market 50 percent faster with SolidWorks(R) 3D mechanical design software, SolidWorks announced today. Weir Pumps will standardize on SolidWorks software as it continues to build pump products to suit a broad range of industries including water and wastewater treatment, power generation, mining, manufacturing, and oil drilling and exploration.
A major subsidiary of $1.4 billion Weir Group PLC, Weir Pumps set
out to streamline its engineering integration and reduce overall
expenses by replacing its 2D design software with 3D mechanical design
software. Weir Pumps chose SolidWorks because it gives companies like
Weir the functionality to shorten design time and reduce production
errors in an easy-to-use environment. SolidWorks helps Weir deliver
its products to customers around the world faster than with its
previous design software.
"Our clients have high standards for product quality and meeting
tight deadlines," said Nick Muntz, engineering director at Weir Pumps.
"SolidWorks software has helped us identify and rectify potential
design problems before we get to the manufacturing stage because our
engineering teams can easily collaborate on new product designs.
Smooth collaboration and easy design fixes help us get the design
right the first time and begin production quickly. That's a
significant advantage in a fiercely competitive global market."
Weir Pumps initially deployed 12 SolidWorks licenses, then
expanded to 33, and will expand to more than 40 licenses in the next
several months. The company receives ongoing software, implementation,
training, and support from SolidWorks' reseller NT CADCAM.
"Weir Pumps' products are found worldwide in all industries
including oil platforms in the North Sea, wastewater treatment plants
in the Middle East, and power plants around the globe including the US
and China," said Simon Booker, SolidWorks sales and marketing director
for the UK and Ireland. "With such a wide variety of demands, Weir
must meet exact engineering specifications to deliver on its promise
of reliability and durability. With hundreds of engineering companies
around the world using SolidWorks, it has become the mainstream 3D
mechanical design standard that allows global manufacturers like Weir
to meet all of their customers' expectations quickly and accurately."
About Weir Pumps and The Weir Group PLC
Weir Pumps is the largest company in the Weir Clear Liquid
Division, one of five specialist divisions of The Weir Group PLC. Weir
Pumps enjoys a global reputation for engineering excellence in the
design and manufacture of engineered pumps and fluid handling systems
for oil and gas, power generation, water, wastewater, hydrocarbon
processing, and general industrial projects. The Weir Group PLC is a
UK listed engineering company founded in 1871, quoted on the London
Stock Exchange. Its divisional activities range from mining and
minerals processing to the defense and nuclear industry, from oil and
gas exploration to power generation and water treatment, and include
skilled technical project management, customer support, and asset
management. For more information, visit the Web site at
About NT CADCAM
NT CADCAM has offices in five locations across the UK and Ireland,
and has in-house expertise in the fields of FEA, CAM, PDM, ERP, and
the integration of all these disciplines. A SolidWorks Solution
Partner, NT CADCAM provides complete end-to-end design and
manufacturing solutions by offering SolidWorks software. Supporting a
wide range of SolidWorks Gold Partner and Solution Partner products,
NT CADCAM provides organizations with a total solution, including
support, training, consulting services, and API programming. For more
information, visit the Web site at
About SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation, a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq:
Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) company, develops and markets software
for mechanical design, analysis, and product data management. Founded
in 1993, SolidWorks' mission is to unleash the power of 3D for
everyone in product development and foster a collaborative user
community. In seven years of delivering product, SolidWorks has
shipped more than 245,000 total seats of software worldwide.
SolidWorks has offices around the globe and sells, distributes, and
supports its products through a worldwide reseller network. For the
latest news, information, or a live online demonstration, visit the
company's Web site (
www.solidworks.com) or call 1-800-693-9000
(outside of North America, call +1-978-371-5000).
SolidWorks is a registered trademark of SolidWorks Corporation.
Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective
owners. Copyright (c) 2003 SolidWorks Corporation.
CONTACT: SolidWorks Corporation Simon Booker, +44 (0) 122-334-6900 Email Contact or Beaupre & Co. Public Relations, Inc. Darby Johnson, 603/559-5809 Email Contact