IWT Selects Aras Innovator to Advance Data Integrity through Automation

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ANDOVER, MA, USA, May 13, 2022 – Aras, which provides the most powerful low-code platform with applications to design, build, and operate complex products, announced that IWT, a life science industry leader that specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation of washing systems, has selected the Aras Innovator platform to manage all manufacturing requirements through a unified workflow. With the Aras PLM platform, IWT will manufacture 45 customized models and manage multiple projects for customers that are fully customized to their specific needs. “We manage a wide product portfolio with limited production quantities and a high level of customization in a strictly regulated industry,” said Maurizio Cosolo, Technical Director, IWT. “The functionalities we’ve built with Aras have been developed around actual business needs and are immediately effective and efficient. This is one of the main reasons for the success of the project so far, and probably is the element that will give us even higher benefits in the long term.”

When IWT was forced to pivot due to the pandemic, the company was able to make its engineering change order (ECO) release process completely paperless, which enabled those working remotely to continue without interruption. Aras Innovator has been adopted by 80 percent of IWT’s employees and has provided a streamlined approach that enables IWT to process 25,000 parts in a single year with additional product data, increased flexibility, and no increase in workload. 

Additional benefits IWT has already realized with Aras include: 

  • Design activities and production engineering reached normal operations within four weeks of going live.
  • ECO state is now constantly monitored, and release priorities are managed based on the business needs, eliminating delays due to poor planning of ECO priorities.
  • Revisions to inconsistent data have been almost completely eliminated.

“We’re pleased that IWT has been able to streamline processes through automation and improve data transfer across the business,” said Dante Cislaghi, General Manager at Aras Italy. “The power, flexibility, and openness of Aras Innovator have enabled IWT to create a single source of information across its entire business.”

For more information about IWT’s PLM project, read this case study.

About IWT

IWT Srl, which is part of Tecniplast Group, has over thirty years of experience in the design, manufacture, industrialization and installation of automatic washing machines with excellent performance, is a leading company in life sciences and through the years has specialized in design and implementation of automatic washing industrial solutions, automated systems for vacuum transport and decontamination and sanitization machinery since 1992. Manufacturing is based in nearby Varese, Italy in a facility with 129,000 square feet of production areas, design studios, training, and showroom facilities.

About Aras

Aras provides the most powerful low-code platform with applications to design, build, and operate complex products. Its technology enables the rapid delivery of flexible, upgradeable solutions that build business resilience. Aras’ platform and product lifecycle management applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product data and processes across the lifecycle and throughout the extended supply chain. Airbus, Audi, DENSO, Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, and Nissan are using the platform to manage complex change and traceability. Visit www.aras.com to learn more and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.