The Boston, U.S., based Software company PTC has announced it is to provide internet of things (IoT) and product lifecycle management (PLM) software to Germany’s Lufthansa Technik Group as part of their digital transformation.
Lufthansa Technik, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, provides technical aircraft services, encompassing maintenance, production and design.
“Enabling digital transformation for the Aerospace and Defense market is a major focus for PTC,” said Kevin Wrenn, divisional general manager, PLM segment, PTC. “We’re proud to be working with Lufthansa Technik as they embark on their transformation journey. This world-class organization’s selection of Windchill and ThingWorx is indicative of large enterprises favoring scalable, out-of-the-box solutions that connect well with other enterprise domain systems in an open, modern architecture.”
The software will be deployed in Lufthansa Technik’s product development and engineering processes. PTC’s PLM software Windchill will be used both to protect Lufthansa Technik’s intellectual property across its supply chain as well as to enable improved collaboration between R&D, manufacturing and suppliers. IoT software ThingWorx, meanwhile, is said to allow more data-driven decisions via its monitoring of workshops and automation capabilities.
Dr. Severin S. Todt, senior director of IT completion and design solutions at Lufthansa Technik, said: “Lufthansa Technik stands for state-of-the-art workmanship and the very best quality. The magnitude of our organization combined with the complexity of the processes and projects we drive, made the dedicated step to across-the-board digital transformation imperative.
“Lufthansa Technik carried out a comprehensive and extensive evaluation of competitive PLM and IoT systems before selecting PTC. The Group chose PTC technology based on its world-class architecture and the seamless integration between Windchill and ThingWorx. Combined, the robust data management backbone and award-winning IIoT platform will enable a new level of collaboration both internally and externally, protect our IP, and help us measure and maintain the highest possible quality at all times. The PTC Customer Success program provided great support during our first IoT projects and supplied us with technical expertise as needed from highly skilled technical experts. With guidance from PTC’s Customer Success organization, we were able to smoothly reach our project goals on time.”