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 ranges have increased in popularity due to their clean and eco-friendly nature.
Panasonic needed to reduce product development lead time dramatically by transitioning from 2D drawings to 3D design.
Panasonic chose CATIA from Dassault Systèmes to create a collaborative environment among its design, manufacturing and partner companies to promote concurrent engineering.
By realizing concurrent engineering with CATIA, Panasonic has strengthened product variations, increased competitiveness and protected its over 50% market share.