Tampere-based Finnish company Tamturbo has revolutionized the compressed air systems industry with its high-speed turbo compressors. With Aras Innovator, the company has completely changed the way they work with all product data.
This blog reveals the secrets behind how Tamturbo has gained complete control of its product data, improved efficiency, data quality, and collaboration between different functions within the company.
Who is Tamturbo?
The company, founded in 2010, develops and sells air compressors for industrial environments. Despite its small size, Tamturbo has turned the world of compressed air systems upside down with its 100% oil-free high-speed turbo compressors, which produce oil-free compressed air, eliminating the risk of contamination. The company's compressors also recover waste energy from the compressing process and use it for customer processes, making them low maintenance, efficient, and sustainable.
What drove Tamturbo to consider a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution?
Today, Tamturbo has complete control of all product data and improved its efficiency, data quality, and collaboration between different functions within the company.
But back in 2019, Tamturbo was faced with the need for more control over and access to its product data. They relied on network drives, making it challenging to manage and collaborate between different functions in the company.
During the years of researching and prototyping their compressor air systems, Tamturbo did not need to handle their product data in a structured way. A full-scale Product Lifecycle Management solution (PLM) was not on the radar. However, when their first product entered the market, they realized they needed to manage their product data in a more structured and centralized way.
This lack of control over their data became a significant problem for Tamturbo, as they were a growing company that needed to manage its data more efficiently.
At that point, the need for PLM became clear. In 2019, Tamturbo implemented Aras Innovator to manage its product data more efficiently. They invested in defining their goal processes and data model before implementing, which paid off in the long run. They now control their data, which they manage by user rights. The PLM system is now at the center of all their product data. They have CAD data, analysis and simulation data, IoT data, and ERP data integrated into their PLM system.
What did Tamturbo hope to achieve with its PLM implementation?
They wanted to improve their efficiency, mostly in design but also in all other operations in the company, such as sourcing and manufacturing. They also wanted to improve their data quality and collaboration between different functions in the company. All of this had to be done at a reasonable cost, as they were a small but growing company.
What were their considerations leading up to the implementation?
Before implementing their PLM solution, Tamturbo had various considerations and questions to answer. They had to figure out the following:
- Which goals, big and small, they wanted to achieve
- What their current processes looked like, and how Innovator should support them
- What their data model was, and how the system could help
They invested in defining their goal processes and data model before implementing Aras Innovator, which paid off in the long run. The better prepared they were, the less they had to pay for implementation, and the smoother the process went.
What does their data landscape look like today?
After implementing the Aras Innovator PLM solution, the company now has complete control over its data, which is managed by user rights. In short, the system is now at the center of all Tamturbo product data. They also have CAD data, analysis and simulation data, IoT data, and ERP data integrated into their PLM system.
Today's most critical objects in their PLM system are parts and bill of materials (BOM) data, change management documents, and CAD data. Aras Innovator enables users to manage product data and to collaborate efficiently between different functions in the company.
Tamturbo's successful PLM implementation is an excellent example of how a company can improve efficiency, data quality, and collaboration by investing in a PLM solution. Tamturbo has complete control of all product data by choosing Aras as its supplier. They can now manage their product data more effectively and are well-positioned to continue to grow as a company.
If you missed our recent webinar where Tamturbo expands on its success story, up to watch it on-demand right here:
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