Cars are no longer only a mechanical construction; today they are packed with technology, such as parking assist sensors, automatic parking and smart door locking.
Companies have to adapt to this new reality by driving product innovation and embracing the latest technologies. Sandhar Technologies, one of the largest automotive components suppliers in India, has done just that. The company offers a well-diversified portfolio, catering to safety and security for automobiles. Their goal is to grow their global business while ensuring high customer satisfaction.
To bring all design and engineering units together, they needed a centralized collaboration platform. They adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform not only to enables all disciplines to digitally manage their advanced product quality planning processes, but also to shorten the entire product life cycle. The OEMs they work with have visibility on product development, which enables efficient and fast communication between Sandhar Technologies and these customers.
One of the key drivers for Sandhar to choose the platform was the protection of both internal and customer data. Now their intellectual property is centralized and systemized, which simplifies the reuse of all data, resulting in reduced time to market and costs. This allows their advanced product quality planning (APQP) to be managed in an efficient, consistent and collaborative way. Said COO Yatendra Singh Chauhan: “Now, we have a proper APQP process. Through that our timelines are being managed properly and we are working 10–15% more efficiently than before.”