Guinness World Record Holder Chose SolidWorks for Its Short Learning Curve, Ease of Use, and Powerful Assembly Capabilities
CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2003-- Kern AG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of inserting machines and document processing equipment, has switched to SolidWorks(R) three-dimensional (3D) mechanical design software to design all of its products, SolidWorks announced today. The Guinness Book of World Records has officially recognized Kern AG as producer of the world's fastest inserting system, a machine capable of filling 26,000 envelopes per hour.
Headquartered in Konolfingen near Bern, Switzerland, Kern AG is
switching from its previous 2D design software to SolidWorks for its
simplicity of learning, ease of use, and ability to smoothly integrate
with Kern's existing product data management system. Other deciding
factors include SolidWorks' capabilities for easy assembly and motion
analysis, as well as Kern AG's long-standing relationship with Solid
Solutions AG, an authorized SolidWorks reseller.
"We chose SolidWorks to bring bigger quality improvements to our
customers more often," said Wolfgang Freyer, R&D, head of mechanical
development, Kern AG. "In addition to its powerful design
capabilities, SolidWorks eDrawings, PhotoWorks(TM), and Animator
features help us present our designs more effectively and
In the future, Kern AG expects SolidWorks to support the
production of spare part catalogs and streamlined data exchange
between engineering, production, and suppliers. In fact, one Kern AG
subcontractor has already purchased SolidWorks, eliminating time
wasted recreating designs from scratch in different computer-aided
design (CAD) formats.
Kern will operate SolidWorks with partner software Design Space
Advansia from CAD-FEM for structural analysis and Dynamic Designer
from Mechanical Dynamics Inc., a SolidWorks Gold Partner, for motion
analysis. Kern AG also plans to use InduDrive, an add-on to Dynamic
Designer from InduSim GmbH, for curve optimization and additional
"Small design changes can have a dramatic impact on machine speed
and efficiency, especially at the world-class volumes Kern AG products
achieve," said Michel Gros, SolidWorks' vice president, Europe.
"That's why we've optimized our software to enable customers to make
changes fast, visualize them in action, and bring their innovations
quickly to market."
About Kern AG
Kern AG specializes in the development, manufacture, and
distribution of inserting machines as well as equipment for the
post-processing of documents. The corporation was established in 1947
by Marc Kern; it was later converted into a family corporation. The
Kern product program is sold and supported by representative agents in
more than 60 countries. In Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, and
the United States, the distribution is handled via its own
subsidiaries. Kern AG comprises two manufacturing sites. The
headquarters are located in Konolfingen near Bern, the manufacturing
site in Stalden, Switzerland.
About Solid Solutions AG
Solid Solutions AG is a leading Swiss supplier of total solutions
for the product development process with focus on 3D CAD and product
data management. The service program of Solid Solutions AG comprises
consulting services, software training, and support as well as the
distribution of the 3D CAD solution SolidWorks and the PDM solution
SMARTEAM(R). Due to its superior SolidWorks competence, the
corporation received the award "Certified Training and Support Center"
in 2002. Solid Solutions AG employs 25 staff members and is a
wholly-owned subsidiary of SolidLine AG, Germany.
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).
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Corporation. SMARTEAM is a registered trademark of SmarTeam
Corporation Ltd. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their
respective owners. Copyright (c) 2003 SolidWorks Corporation.
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