Sanyo Machine Works is a leading provider of industrial automation systems. With 500 employees, its main activity is the design, manufacture, and sale of automated assembly and welding line systems for the automotive and consumer electronic markets. The company has a worldwide presence, with its headquarters and plants in Japan, as well as production sites in the USA and Canada. Well-known Sanyo Machine Works Japanese customers include Honda Motor, Isuzu, Mazda, Matsushita, Mitsubishi Electric, Nissan Motor, and Toyota Motor Corporation. Sanyo Machine Works has also International customers like General Motors, DaimlerChrysler and Ford.
Offer more innovative products for greater competitiveness. Bring value added and expertise to customers. Enhance product quality and delivery time while controlling costs.
Dassault Systèmes Response
Determined to address these industry challenges, Sanyo Machine Works launched a corporate project in 2002 based on Dassault Systèmes solutions including CATIA V5, SMARTEAM, and DELMIA: "We named this project Sanyo machine Digital Innovation, Initiative, Integration, or SDI3," said Keita Horiba, managing director, Sanyo Machine Works. "Supported by PLM solutions, the project is key to maintaining the pre-eminence of Sanyo Machine Works technology, which will be essential for future business growth."
Sanyo Machine Works has achieved clear and tangible benefits from its CATIA V5, DELMIA and SMARTEAM implementation; for instance in the pallet design process:
-50% Overall development time: Elimination of physical prototypes halved overall pallet development time from eight to four weeks.
-25% Number of parts: 3D visualization facilitates pallet design optimization and validation.
-40% Errors found at the .nal assembly stage: CATIA V5, DELMIA and SMARTEAM improve design quality.
-60% Pallet manufacturing time: Capture and reuse of pallet design cuts manufacturing time.