Headquartered in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, Fong’s Europe GmbH is a member of the Chinese Fong’s Group and is renowned internationally as a specialist manufacturer of textile finishing machinery for piece and yarn dyeing.
Fong’s Europe reorganized the way it manages its product data with PRO.FILE. The data is no longer stored locally in the file system, but in a single location in PRO.FILE. This results in consistent item master data across CAD and ERP, current and valid production documents and automated BOM comparisons.
By bringing together all relevant documents as a single work order and facilitating the retrieval of these documents in addition to giving Fong’s the ability to manage its versions, establish traceability, and create where-used lists, the solution helped streamline the company’s manufacturing processes.
“It took our engineering colleagues some getting used to no longer having to store their data on the old file system paths, but rather in PRO.FILE. But today, they appreciate the benefits of an enterprise-wide PDM solution. Now everybody has access to the most current product data, whether they are engineers or working on bills of materials and drawings in other departments.” Volker Hilsenbeck, engineer and PDM project manager, Fong´s Europe GmbH