Italy Brand: CATIA, ENOVIA
Industry: Home & Lifestyle

Based in Italy, Emak is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of portable agricultural and gardening machinery. Its line of chain saws, lawn tractors and other tools is distributed through subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and the UK under the Efco, Oleo-Mac and Dynamac brand names.

The Challenge

With speed to market the core of its “fast-follower” business model, outdoor equipment manufacturer Emak needed to shorten the time it took to get from concept to the factory floor to the marketplace. Read more.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Emak engaged IBM Business Consulting Services to deploy a product life cycle management (PLM) solution that automatically tracks and manages design changes. This in turn laid the groundwork for the broader transformation of Emak’s other core processes.


  • 30 percent reduction in the time required to generate new designs
  • 25 percent reduction in the engineering change cycle