CUSTOMER CASE:

 

THE CHALLENGE:

One of the fastest-growing companies in Canada, Sport Systems Unlimited Corp. manufactures ice hockey rink board systems, with 22 of the 30 arenas in the NHL using its products. The company’s management adopted a lean manufacturing philosophy in 2005, which required a move to 3D to automate its robotic production processes.

THE SOLUTION:

Sport Systems Unlimited Corp. chose to implement SOLIDWORKS 3D design software as the cornerstone of its lean manufacturing initiative because the software is easy to use and can drive the company’s manufacturing processes, automatically generating robotics and CNC code from 3D solid models. By selecting SOLIDWORKS, Sport Systems Unlimited Corp. has cut production time, tripled manufacturing throughput, achieved a share of the Canadian market, and expanded into new markets.

THE RESULT:

  • Cut production time by 62%
  • Tripled manufacturing throughput
  • Achieved 40% share of Canadian market
  • Expanded into new markets

 

Industry: Manufacturing and Electronics