Cortona3D enables car wash manufacturer to generate cost effective parts catalog
Cortona3D enables the car wash manufacturer to generate efficient and cost-effective parts catalogs
ISTOBAL has a worldwide network of technical customer service centers, commercial distributors, and authorized workshops. Every unit in their network requires assembly information for the equipment they manufacture in addition to training materials.
ISTOBAL needed to implement a solution that enabled them to create their spare catalogs quickly and easily. These spare catalogs needed to contain all versions of their product models as well as a variety of language versions. A major requirement for ISTOBAL was an efficient document updating process. ISTOBAL, using only the latest components in their manufacturing process, needed to be able to publish IPCs both quickly and regularly.
The target was for publishedIPCs to allow users to nd an assembly and all its relevant information in a fast, easy and secure manner online or on portable devices.
ISTOBAL has decided to implement the Cortona3D RapidAuthor suite for the production of their spare parts catalogs. A major factor in the decision has been the ability of RapidAuthor to import Siemens NX files directly and re-use the full design assembly. This enables them to interactively navigate through the 3D assembly rather than relying on the 2Dgraphics to nd parts. Functionality for revisions, modifications, and localization played a vital part also the technical customer service team now has the most up-to-date parts catalogs. These include all the part variants thus improving the search for part numbers and assembly instructions.
The results for ISTOBAL since the implementation of the Cortona3D RapidAuthor suite are considerable. They have succeeded in reducing the parts catalog production time by 80%. In addition, they have saved 60% of their costs over every aspect of their process. Equally important for ISTOBAL is the quality and reliability of their product documentation to their worldwide network of customer service centers, commercial distributors, and authorized workshops. By providing them with localized, interactive 3D documentation their order process has become more client and more reliable thus facilitating excellence of service.
ISTOBAL, S.A is a family-owned business established in 1950 based in Valencia Spain that manufactures lubricating equipment and car wash systems. The company has grown from a small vehicle repair shop to the second-largest manufacturer of car wash systems in Europe. It is the 4th largest car wash manufacturer in the world exporting products to more than 62 countries and employing more than 500 workers.
- Providing quality information to a worldwide network of distributors,technical customer services and salesforce
- Cortona3D RapidAuthor suite creates interactive parts catalogs and training material for ISTOBAL
- ISTOBAL delivers more accurate interactive parts catalogs to their service network than ever before
- 60% cost savings in parts catalog production
- Authoring is fast, intuitive, and simple
- More efficient and reliable order process, service personnel instantly order parts online
- Global standardization of spares’ specification