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Global Industrial Machinery Manufacturer the Japan Steel Works Selects Aras to Improve Product Data Management

Industrial manufacturer integrates 3D CAD, standardizes data management processes with Aras Platform

ANDOVER, Mass. and TOKYO, Japan – November 14, 2017 —Aras ®, the next leader in enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, today announced that the Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (JSW), a global industrial machinery manufacturer, selected the Aras Innovator® platform to improve product data management. JSW will better manage 3D product data to ensure interoperability and efficiency for the engineering and manufacturing of plastic production and processing machinery as the mainline of their industrial machinery products.

JSW selected Aras Innovator to achieve the following:

  • Ensure that accurate, up-to-date information can be viewed by all users during design reviews, engineering changes, defect investigations, and other processes.
  • Provide integrated access to product data.
  • Better control costs due to availability of the platform via subscription pricing.

The Aras PLM Platform will be implemented as an iCAD data management system to streamline the design and improve the quality of data management and will replace previous use of Windows folders for data management.

JSW initially worked with DIGITAL PROCESS LTD. (DIPRO) to assess the most effective approach to manage iCAD data. DIPRO applied their expertise in engineering to the project, drawing on their knowledge of technologies related to PDM/PLM.

“The Aras platform offers JSW powerful data management capabilities to ensure that engineers are accessing the correct information, helping to avoid errors and eliminate delays,” says Peter Schroer, Founder and CEO of Aras. “Japan Steel Works has made an important step in improving the overall effectiveness of their product development process.”

About the Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (JSW) is a global corporation carrying out steel and energy products business, with products in electric power, oil, natural gas, and other energy fields, as well as industrial machinery products business with a broad lineup centering on equipment for plastics processing and products employing lasers. Since its founding in 1907, JSW is contributing to the further development of society by meeting its needs with the technologies and skills amassed during long history spanning more than a century, as well as with new technological development.

About Aras
We offer the best Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for global businesses with complex products and processes. Resilient PLM platform technology makes Aras more scalable, flexible, and upgradable for the world’s largest organizations, and a full set of applications provide complete functionality for the business of engineering. Customers include Airbus, GE, GM, Hitachi, Honda, Huntington Ingalls, Kawasaki, and Microsoft. Aras is privately held with global headquarters in Andover, Mass. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @aras_plm and LinkedIn. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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