Manufacturer abandons old mechanical design software to foster
global interoperability, time savings, and value with SolidWorks
CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2003-- PackSys Global Ltd., an international company specializing in packaging machine engineering, has standardized on SolidWorks(R) 3D mechanical design software for its worldwide operations.
PackSys Global will use SolidWorks software in Thailand and
Switzerland to design packaging machines with up to 10,000 parts or
more. Standardizing on SolidWorks instead of continuing to use three
different software packages will reduce project time and costs and
increase efficiency by fostering global data compatibility among
engineers, customers, and suppliers. Standardization will also
eliminate the training and maintenance costs of supporting multiple
software packages. Other decisive factors were SolidWorks' ease of
use, affordability, stability, customer support, and ability to handle
large component groups. PackSys looks forward to further leveraging
its investment by integrating SolidWorks into its existing
manufacturing and enterprise resource planning (ERP) infrastructure.
The PackSys Global group (PSG) comprises three companies
specializing in the manufacture of packaging machines. Its product
portfolio includes machines for the manufacture of tubes, cans, and
closures made of plastic or metal, as well as package labeling,
decorating, and shaping equipment. PSG companies KMK and Oberburg
Engineering are headquartered in Switzerland, and PSG-Wesco company is
headquartered in Thailand.
"PackSys Global and other packaging industry companies have
special design needs, including dealing with large assemblies and
frequent change, which puts a premium on accelerating the design
process," said Michel Gros, executive vice president for SolidWorks
Europe. "SolidWorks is uniquely positioned to satisfy these
requirements, within and across national boundaries, and we look
forward to helping PackSys secure a consistent and expanding return on
Dozens of packaging industry companies around the world use
SolidWorks, including Abbott Laboratories, HARTNESS International,
International Paper, Iomega Corp., M&M Mars, McKee Foods, and Robert
PackSys Global is working with SolidWorks reseller Solid Solutions
for ongoing software training, implementation, and support.
About PackSys Global
PackSys Global unites three companies specializing in the
manufacture of packaging machines and serves more than 400 customers
in 66 countries. The companies KMK and Oberburg Engineering are
located in Switzerland, the company PSG-Wesco in Thailand. All three
companies have been doing business worldwide in their fields for more
than 30 years. Today, a staff of roughly 450 employees make up the
basis of the PackSys Global group. The product portfolio ranges from
machines for the manufacture of tubes and cans made of plastic and
aluminum to specialized decorating and shaping equipment to machines
for the manufacture of plastic and metal closures. For more
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 268,000 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.
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