SolidLine GmbH makes InUse, French IoT solution provider for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other industrial companies, a partner. The PLM system house, based in Walluf near Wiesbaden, Germany, is thus expanding its offering to include IoT solutions for the DACH region, i.e. Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The plan is to create a joint platform for more ecological, sustainable development and manufacturing. This should enable companies to achieve even more cost-effective production in the future.
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A so-called Digital Continuous Improvement (DCI) Hub forms the core of the platform. This web application is operated as software as a service (SaaS). A company can connect all manufacturing-related processes and services to the DCI Hub and then control them centrally from there. It is thus possible to align the entire manufacturing processes in a more sustainable way: Time and costs are saved, the use of energy is reduced, and the waste of materials can be avoided.
SolidLine GmbH’s new partner is a French start-up founded in 2015. InUse drives digital continuous improvement processes in manufacturing with its offering. In this way, the company has made a decisive contribution to simplifying the effective use of production data generated in factory plants. The French software developer is already present in 150 factories worldwide with its digital systems.
Product lifecycle management, or product lifecycle management (PLM), evolved from more narrowly defined product data management. In the early 21st century, it emerged as the dominant paradigm in product development. PLM is used to seamlessly integrate all information that is created during the lifecycle of a product. Companies expect the concept to improve control over the necessary processes of each stage of the life cycle. This will also make efforts and returns more transparent.
SolidLine sees the cooperation as a strengthening
Upon signing the cooperation agreement, Mike Gregor, managing director of SolidLine GmbH, commented, “We are building on the integrated IoT solutions from InUse.” Looking ahead, he concluded by adding, “The IoT solutions of our French partner, which we will increasingly distribute in the DACH region in the future, are aimed both at factories that combine more effective processes and ecological impact, and at equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that want to stand out from the competition with an innovative digital service offering. We trust that the cooperation will strengthen SolidLine’s position as a competent provider of digital systems for development and manufacturing. In addition, we are looking forward to the new role as InUse’s partner for the DACH region.”
At the digital SOLIDWORKS Experience Day 2021 in early October, the details of the cooperation were discussed again and the partner was introduced in a presentation. It is a virtual PLM conference of SolidLine.
About SolidLine GmbH
The German PLM system house sees itself as a partner for 3D Systems, SOLIDWORKS as well as CAMWorks. With innovative solutions, the goal is to offer support in optimizing the entire process chain. This ranges from the initial product idea, through design and calculation, to the prototype and the final finished product.
Since 1996, the company has been supporting customers from almost all industries and can now look back on the trust of over 9,000 companies. SolidLine’s hallmarks are many years of experience, specific industry knowledge and the willingness to dive deep into the customer’s requirements. At 11 locations, 230 employees are at the customer’s side every day.