Fratelli Rossetto has manufactured polyurethane molding for the furniture sector since 1957, from small lounge areas to large hotel chains and airport-gate seating. The company combines its considerable experience with an innovative spirit to continually improve its distinctive Italian-designed products.
From designing the model to molding it in polyurethane to conducting quality controls, every step of the product development process of existing and new models is staffed by skilled international professionals equipped with state-of-the-art machinery.
Fratelli Rossetto employs over 200 people in Trebaseleghe, Italy, just northwest of Venice, and exports its furniture to all five continents.
Solving Product Development Problems
Company management knew they needed to solve critical business issues, such as the negative impact of having important information scattered in numerous folders around the organization, especially when you produce an extremely large number of diverse products. The company also wanted a secure way to access and manage product revisions. Additionally, the approval workflow did not encourage communication or collaboration between departments.
When Marco Rossetto, third-generation head of research & development at the company, became aware of cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® Works, he thought it was the ideal solution to a series of challenges that affected the design and production flow at the company. The designers were enthusiastic about the 3DEXPERIENCE platform because they could easily work from anywhere with the latest data and collaborate and share files quickly and easily all within a single workspace.
The company chose 3DEXPERIENCE Works because its product data management platform integrates best with its existing SOLIDWORKS solutions.
Reducing Data Management Costs
Alberto Volpato, IT manager at Fratelli Rossetto, emphasizes that the company always had a cloud solution in mind. “Because the platform is provided as a service, hardware management and maintenance costs are greatly reduced,” says Volpato.
Designer Andrea Mazzaro works with feasibility studies and industrialization of new projects. He emphasizes the reduction in errors and delays resulting from using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. “3DEXPERIENCE exceeded all expectations; it was easy to use, and it gave us the confidence that we were always using only the latest data.” The cloud-based solution facilitates internal and external collaboration, all within an access- and permit-protected (and regulated) work environment. “We are freer to devote ourselves to design, rather than file management,” he says.
Mazzaro continues, “Thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, our work is better, because we are able to work in a simple, but extremely effective, design cycle structure.” The number of design errors and delays has been considerably reduced because of the powerful revision control tools within the 3DEXPERIENCE Works portfolio of product data management solutions. Odious revisions, which in the design phase are a waste of time and an economic drain for the company, have virtually been eliminated.
Getting More Information
If you would like to learn more about how you can optimize product development by efficiently managing your data and increasing company collaboration, please contact your local reseller. You can read the full case study here.
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