Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced that Maschinenfabrik Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG, an agricultural machinery company based in Germany, has selected the Siemens Digital Innovation Platform to help establish its digitalization strategy.
Using solutions including the Teamcenter portfolio and NX software, Krone will launch a digitalization program that will support processes over the entire product lifecycle as well as collaborative work between departments by leveraging the broad, integrated solutions that are part of the Siemens Digital Innovation Platform.
“Establishing a PDM / PLM solution at Krone creates an important backbone for our overall digitalization strategy,” said Dr. Goy-Hinrich Korn, CIO at Krone. “We have a vision and plan to enable the digitalization of our company but without a solid base, these would not be sufficiently supported. We are confident that working with Siemens’ software will help solve both our existing issues as well as meet our new requirements.”
The Krone product portfolio ranges from simple agricultural machines, such as small mowers, to complex field choppers for interplant use.
Krone has a multi-phase roll out planned to implement the software, beginning with a focus on CAD data migration including 150 seats of NX. Later phases of the implementation will shift the focus to product lifecycle management (PLM) software including 400 seats of Teamcenter. This initial install base will form the foundation for the strategy and allow room to build upon in the future, including various areas of expansion and interest such as quality management systems (QMS), IoT, simulation and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) solutions.