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Breton Successfully Transforms Business with Aras Enterprise PLM


Leading Manufacturer of High-Performance Industrial Machinery Establishes Agile Product Design across the Enterprise and Extended Supply Chain

ANDOVER, Mass. and Tokyo, Japan – June 24, 2015 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Breton S.p.A., a leading global supplier of high-performance industrial machinery and manufacturing facilities, has extended its implementation of the Aras solution suite for enterprise PLM to realize the establishment of its agile product design environment. The Aras PLM implementation includes integrations to SAP ERP as well as Siemens Solid Edge and ThinkDesign CAD. Breton is using Aras for document management, technical BOM management, product knowledge management and configuration management.

Leveraging the Aras platform, Breton has streamlined its quoting processes and gained fast prototyping with instant workflow modeling. This has led to a significantly higher win percentage during competitive bids and a 60 percent increase in design capacity. This is the result of having all product-related data in a single, easy-to-access, web-based system. In fact, the Aras system currently manages 7 terabytes of Breton data, including 150,000 parts, 250,000 CAD documents and 450,000 BOM relationships. With part release time significantly decreased, the Breton product design team and external design partners have increased the monthly design release volume from 1,000 to 1,600 new designs.

“Breton has a long history of providing high-performance custom machinery and manufacturing plants,” said Peter Schroer, CEO of Aras. “The Aras Innovator suite is enabling more manufacturers to benefit from Breton’s robust product designs while improving the company’s overall business outcomes.”

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