Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH—Traditionally progressive

Integrated data management with 4D-product development record

“Traditionally progressive”—the corporate motto says a lot about how Benteler understands its work. As a family enterprise in the best sense of the word Benteler translates into decisive advantages for its customers: short chains of command, a high degree of individual responsibility, continuity, and the willingness to venture into new territory as a partner to the customers. Benteler is proud of its more than 130-year history of success as a company, managed as a family business—now in its fourth generation. Profitable growth and a progressive tradition are decisive for Benteler in continuing to ensure its entrepreneurial autonomy in the future as well. According to solutions from ILC based on 4PEP Benteler created conditions to handle increasing complexity and globalization.

“With 4PEP Connect Desktop Integration from ILC, we were able to integrate our users worldwide even more into our SAP project management (Folders Management) in no time, and give them easy access to all documents relevant to a project in the familiar Windows environment.”

André Lietz
IT Project Manager for SAP PLM
Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH

“The 4D-Product Development Record allowed us to provide our Product Development with an ‘Integrated Parts Management’. All product data are managed and controlled in an integrated manner. With this 4PEP solution, we considerably increasedt ransparency in the product development process.”

Rafael Pahlke
Head of Global IT Processes and Applications
Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH

  • locations: Paderborn (170 sites in 38 countries)
  • industrial sector: automotive
  • products: structured parts, undercarriages, modules, engine and exhaust systems, engineering services, manufacturing systems engineering
  • revenue: 8.07 bn EUR (group in 2018)
  • employees: 30,000 global
  • www.benteler.com/en
  • corporate development to global distributed development organization requires replacement of paper based processes in drawing management and change management
  • lack of transparency concerning project progress in product development
  • change processes run in multiple systems needing integration
  • direct integration of four different CAD systems in SAP
  • Product Development Record with integrated variant and corporate parts management
  • global project record
  • interdisciplinary change management based on 4PEP
  • central document filling in 4PEP directly accessible via Windows Explorer
  • easy to use document handling straight from Windows Explorer
  • integration of all involved disciplines
  • central database: all the information and documents of the product or project are integrated and global accessible
  • easy and intuitive handling makes roll-out to international organization more comfortable
Company
  • locations: Paderborn (170 sites in 38 countries)
  • industrial sector: automotive
  • products: structured parts, undercarriages, modules, engine and exhaust systems, engineering services, manufacturing systems engineering
  • revenue: 8.07 bn EUR (group in 2018)
  • employees: 30,000 global
  • www.benteler.com/en
Initial situation and challenge
  • corporate development to global distributed development organization requires replacement of paper based processes in drawing management and change management
  • lack of transparency concerning project progress in product development
  • change processes run in multiple systems needing integration
Solution
  • direct integration of four different CAD systems in SAP
  • Product Development Record with integrated variant and corporate parts management
  • global project record
  • interdisciplinary change management based on 4PEP
  • central document filling in 4PEP directly accessible via Windows Explorer
Customer benefits
  • easy to use document handling straight from Windows Explorer
  • integration of all involved disciplines
  • central database: all the information and documents of the product or project are integrated and global accessible
  • easy and intuitive handling makes roll-out to international organization more comfortable

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