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Toshiba Machine Selects Aras Innovator to Improve Design Processes, Enhance Product Quality, and Manage Global Product Information


Leading machine manufacturer selected Aras for its customization capabilities, web-based global accessibility, and lower total cost of ownership

ANDOVER, Mass. and Tokyo, Japan – April 21, 2016 – Aras®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that Toshiba Machine has selected Aras Innovator® to streamline design and manufacturing processes as the company continues to expand internationally. Aras is expected to improve the company’s design processes for made-to order products, improve collaboration with ERP, and increase product quality.

After replacing a legacy product data management system that was unable to meet the needs of the design department for product design improvement, Toshiba Machine will use Aras for bill of materials and related CAD data and document management for their made-to-order products. In the future, the company plans on using Aras to standardize global design processes and streamline international collaboration with ERP.

Toshiba Machine chose Aras based on the following criteria:

  • Ability to manage the entire design process
  • Web-based platform ideal for global expansion, including the company-wide management of design-related documents/deliverables and the expansion of overseas production
  • Enhancement of design work as an upper process to enhance the product quality
  • Lower overall total cost of ownership

“With highly customizable and upgradable PLM solutions, we are confident that Aras will help Toshiba Machine achieve success as their business continues to grow and expand,” said Peter Schroer, CEO and Founder of Aras.

About Toshiba Machine
Toshiba Machine Company, Ltd., is an integrated mechatronical machinery manufacturer of injection molding machines, die-casting machines, plastic extrusion machines, machine tools, high-precision machines, electronic control devices, etc. Toshiba Machine, founded in 1938 as Shibaura Machine Tool Co., works to create a foundation of industries and to improve the lives and culture of people in the world.

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, Kawasaki, Motorola and XEROX. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. More at www.aras.com and Twitter @aras_plm