Aerosud Aviation Pty (Ltd) is a South African aerospace company that has achieved significant business growth in international markets coupled with major companywide productivity gains through the adoption and advanced use of Dassault Systèmes PLM technology.
With a growing demand for its services as both a design and manufacturing contractor to the international aerospace industry Aerosud adopted Dassault Systèmes PLM technology in 2001. Since that time the company has grown as a supplier of its own product designs and as a supply chain partner in the Airbus A400 manufacturing programme. The Aerosud Group employs 600 people across its enterprise with 20-30 PLM operators.
“Our investment in DS PLM technology was a major step for us and to a certain extent a leap of faith, but one that has been completely vindicated by subsequent events. When the A400 programme came to South Africa we were able to join the design and manufacturing supply chain because we were prepared and equipped. We were also able to run a truly efficient business by extending our PLM infrastructure to include ENOVIA SmarTeam.”
The incorporation of ENOVIA SmarTeam has brought significant benefits to the company in areas including configuration management, version control and re-use of multiple parts. Johan Steyn explained, “Dassault Systèmes PLM has helped us to participate in the Airbus manufacturing programme and deal with the complexities and demands that this entails.