Swedish manufacturer harnesses power of Virtual Engineering Environment

Posted on 8 Mar 2017 by The Manufacturer

What impact have virtual workstations had on the operations of Swedish car manufacturer NEVS?

National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), is reducing costs and increasing agility by providing engineers with secure, virtual engineering workstations that are configured according to personal and customer work profiles.

This Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (eVDI) promises to reduce cost, and increase agility, for manufacturers – by decoupling engineers from the heavy-duty pieces of hardware they currently use to render complex graphical data.

NEVS is the holding company which acquired out of bankruptcy the assets of SAAB in 2012, and which is now working on a new generation of electric vehicles, in partnership with a Chinese car manufacturer in Tianjin.

The immediate returns of implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructure include:

  • Cost savings on hardware
  • Secured intellectual property (IP)
  • Nimbler way of working for engineers
  • Greater customer satisfaction
  • Faster speed to market

The ability to work anywhere improve engineers’ work/life balance and collaboration with colleagues and customers, companies are also discovering eVDI is a valuable tool in their recruitment and retention efforts.