United States Brand: CATIA, ENOVIA
Industry: Industrial Equipment

Minnesota-based Pentair Inc., founded in 1966, has evolved into a global powerhouse focused on water technologies and technical products. In 2006, the company’s two divisions had a combined 15,000 employees; annual revenues for 2007 are projected to reach $3.4 billion.

The Challenge

As Pentair expanded to 40 locations in 12 countries, sharing design and manufacturing data securely and effi ciently was a daily challenge.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Pentair chose ENOVIA with multi-CAD and multi-site capabilities to create a single collaborative PLM data vault worldwide. Twelve sites now use the vault, with additional sites pending.


Design cycles have been cut by as much as 50 percent. Data access is secure and virtually instantaneous.