PTC today announced that Triumph Motorcycles, the largest British motorcycle manufacturer, has selected Windchill as its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system.
According to PTC, the use of Windchill will enable Triumph to better support business growth and product development needs.
Triumph was established in 1902 and is an iconic brand not only in the UK, but worldwide. It’s philosophy is to develop truly unique motorcycles that offer the perfect blend of design, character and performance. Triumph’s innovation expertise and passion have driven its creation of a range of bikes, from cutting-edge super sports bikes to retro-classics and laid-back cruisers.
“Triumph motorcycles have always had a special character,” said Geoff Hurst, Chief Information Officer, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. “We pride ourselves on our distinctive design, performance pedigree, outstanding engineering and unique engine sound. With that reputation and our annual production level of 50,000 motorcycles (which includes the design of 4 new models each year and numerous updates), we felt it was key to move our product development to another level and implement a fully integrated PLM system.”
As a long-time user of PTC solutions – Creo Parametric for product design and Pro/INTRALINK solution for data management – Triumph was aware of PTC’s technology and capabilities. “We had used Pro/INTRALINK to its maximum capacity and, after a business evaluation, decided to deploy Windchill as a single, comprehensive PLM system to support the entire design from early-stage product development to manufacturing,” continued Hurst. “We believe we will see a significant improvement in the design, production and manufacturing development times.”
For automotive companies such as Triumph, Windchill can create a well-defined and orderly process for how informal and formal changes to product design are proposed, evaluated, implemented and documented. Windchill delivers a best practice change-process strategy that enables all product development parties to instantly access all necessary data in order to improve product quality, reduce product costs, minimize product inventory and improve time-to-market by minimizing manufacturing downtime.
“The automotive market is ultra-competitive and the stakes are high,” said Sin Min Yap, vice president, Market Strategy at PTC. “Designing and engineering a motorcycle from the ground up is a complex process that must keep pace with the ever-changing requirements of customers. These companies require superior technology to overcome the industry’s most daunting challenges. Windchill enables automotive companies like Triumph to manage customer needs, product performance, distributed collaboration, intricate global supply chains, and disparate data to put them ahead of the pack.”