The mere mention of the name ‘Märklin’ sends whole generations into raptures. Whether it’s dolls’ kitchen accessories – the company’s first products, 150 years ago – metal construction kits or model railways, this Göppingen-based manufacturer’s unique fascination for both children and adults, all over the world, has brought it cult status.
The market leader in model railways, Märklin, is synonymous with high quality products and innovations. Now, a new, universal design system is expected to simplify new product development and make it even more efficient.
In the context of the MERITO project Märklin is putting product development on a uniform basis throughout the enterprise. The tool to make this happen is the engineering platform from Dassault Systèmes: CATIA V5 and ENOVIA SmarTeam.
The standardised data environment and design methods will speed up the innovation process across the different sites. A 30 per cent drop in both design costs and process times is expected.