KUALA LUMPUR, 16 MARCH 2011 - In-car entertainment systems and accessories manufacturer Clarion Malaysia has chosen to use product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions from Dassault Systèmes to cut design time by 20 per cent, it said.
Clarion Malaysia deputy managing director Toshiyuki Nakazaki said the company's use of Dassault Systèmes V6 PLM Express will reduce design time as well as improve its design processs. "In a highly competitive market, where manufacturers have to quickly develop and introduce new products to meet rapidly changing consumer trends, we knew we needed to pursue innovative new designs and improved product lines."
"We have always been a Dassault Systèmes supporter because of the capability and value that its solutions deliver," said Nakazaki. V6 PLM Express provides us a new way of doing things, is aligned with our objective, and offers great scalability at a competitive price."
"For us to meet our objectives, we wanted a CAD [computer-aided design] system that could reduce design time and after considering several solutions, Clarion chose to employ V6 PLM Express, part of the latest PLM technologies from Dassault Systèmes of France," he said.
"The solution inspires our design engineers to try out new things in new ways, which is really critical in business today," said Nakazaki, adding that the V6 PLM Express was especially designed for small and medium businesses.
Clarion's key customers include Nissan, General Motors, Tata, and Malaysian automakers such as Proton, Perodua and Naza. "While most Japanese companies serve mainly Japanese customers in their region, Clarion Malaysia is unique in that about 70 per cent of its business is generated in Malaysia with foreign companies."
Dassault Systèmes South Asia vice president Ajay Verma said the solution was designed to run on the Web through a collaborative infrastructure available for all internal departments. "This allows staff to work concurrently in real time and make the right decisions faster, helping to cut product development time."
"Malaysia has a vibrant automotive industry and the sector looks set to grow further as we move into 2011," said Verma.
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