Integral architecture, powerful data management and collaboration capabilities support ongoing business growth and success
NEEDHAM, MA. - PTC® (Nasdaq: PMTC) , the Product Development Company®, today announced that Black & Decker, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology- based fastening systems, has selected Windchill for strategic product lifecycle management (PLM) initiatives in its Industrial Products Group. The implementation includes Windchill PDMLink®, Windchill ProjectLinkTM, Windchill PartsLink®, and Windchill Enterprise Systems Integration (ESI) to SAP®. Black & Decker will also take advantage of PTC services and educational offerings.
To sustain its leadership position as the world's largest producer of power tools and accessories, Black & Decker required a PLM solution that would enable it to accelerate time-to-market without compromising quality and innovation. Equally important was the company's desire to maximize its technology investment by embracing a solution that would support the complex collaboration and data management requirements of its heterogeneous CAD environment and global product development initiatives. Looking to improve the capabilities of the company's existing product data management (PDM) solution to successfully address these challenges, Black & Decker began searching for a replacement PLM system.
Windchill, the PTC content and process management solution, helps companies control product development data and enable internal and external product development collaboration. The breadth and depth of Windchill provides discrete manufacturers like Black & Decker a solution that advances their strategic initiatives in product quality, time-to-market, and innovation. Additionally, the integral Windchill architecture offers a high-quality and low-risk technology solution, providing a low total cost of ownership.
"As a global company with many design centers and manufacturing locations around the world, we have complex collaboration and data management requirements," said John Howson, vice president global engineering, Black & Decker. "Windchill now gives us the capability to easily integrate across our regions and functional groups."
"We are very pleased that Black & Decker selected Windchill as its enterprise PLM solution, and look forward to supporting their needs for years to come," said C. Richard Harrison, president and CEO, PTC. "As today's leading manufacturers execute growth strategies through innovation, acquisition and globalization, their processes become exponentially more complex. Customers like Black & Decker are turning to PTC to help optimize product development processes due to the power of our solutions and our expertise in solving these complex challenges."
About Black & Decker
Black & Decker is a global manufacturer and marketer of quality power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology-based fastening systems. Its products and services are marketed in more than 100 countries, and it has manufacturing operations in eleven countries. Throughout its businesses, B&D has established a reputation for product innovation, quality, end-user focus, design, and value. The company's strong brand names and new product development capabilities enjoy worldwide recognition, and its global distribution is unsurpassed in its industries.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 50,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P Midcap 400 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com
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