Panasonic Home Appliances

Japan Brand: CATIA
Industry: Consumer Goods and Retail, High Tech
Sub Industry: Consumer Electronics, Home and Garden
Website:http://www.panasonic.com/

Panasonic Home Appliances specializes in household appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines and rice cookers. Its Kitchen Appliance Business Unit (BU) manufactures and sells induction heated (IH) ranges and other IH-at-able cooking appliances. IH electrically-powered rangeshave increased in popularity due to their clean and eco-friendly nature.

The Challenge

Panasonic needed to reduce product development lead time dramatically by transitioning from 2D drawings to 3D design.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Panasonic chose CATIA from Dassault Systèmes to create a collaborative environment among its design, manufacturing and partner companies to promote concurrent engineering.

Benefits

By realizing concurrent engineering with CATIA, Panasonic has strengthened product variations, increased competitiveness and protected its over 50% market share.