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Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Selects Aras to Standardize Design, Development Processes Across Global Operations


Industrial equipment manufacturer selects Aras for platform flexibility, effective data integration and ease of customization

ANDOVER, Mass. and Tokyo, Japan – March 13, 2017 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd has selected Aras Innovator® to standardize management of drawings, data, design and development processes of the company’s wide portfolio of products. After implementation with Aras Certified Partner Hitachi Systems, Aras will standardize processes in engineering data management and workflow management across the company’s main manufacturing plants in Japan, Thailand and China.

Of special interest to Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems was Aras Innovator’s ability to be easily deployed across multiple languages and locations. Aras Innovator will help the company improve build-to-order production processes, streamline change order operations, and standardize product development management.

Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems chose Aras based on the following criteria:

  • Strong capability to connect and manage multiple sources of information with a single platform
  • Functionality to easily create and maintain structured, bill of materials (BOMs) for each stage of the product lifecycle
  • Enhanced ability to synchronize EBOMs and MBOMs for clear visibility into cross-disciplinary change states through design, manufacture and service

“Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems has the same challenge that many global companies face in maintaining data consistency across multiple locations due to increasing product complexity of a broad product portfolio,” notes Peter Schroer, Founder and CEO of Aras. “Now, the company is in a better position to standardize and coordinate these complex processes with more effective integration of data structures and workflows that support part and BOM release and change processes.”

About Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd.
Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co. Ltd. designs, manufactures, sells and servicesindustrial equipment such as industrial motors, air compressors, industrial ink jet printers and transformers. More at http://www.hitachi-ies.co.jp/english.

About Hitachi Systems
Hitachi Systems supports the business growth of its customers by offering genuine one-stop services across the IT lifecycle, from system consulting to system construction, installation, operation, and maintenance. Areas of expertise include cloud technology, system construction, outsourcing, systems operation and maintenance, and IT environment building. More at http://www.hitachi-systems.com/.

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, Hitachi, Honda, Huntington Ingalls, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm