When The Oilgear Company acquired Clover Industries in March 2010, the relationship created opportunities and challenges for the organization. In its new role as a subsidiary, the hydraulic cylinder manufacturer faced a host of challenges related to the need to work directly with Oilgear, a leading pump manufacturer, and its sister companies, such as Leeds Valve, a valve manufacturer based in the United Kingdom. Instead of developing products independently as a separate company, Clover Industries needed to collaborate closely and efficiently with its new partners.
Clover Industries selected SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM software, implementing 100 licenses system-wide, because it is easy to use, is completely integrated with SOLIDWORKS software, and supports multisite access to design data. By choosing SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM, Clover Industries has reduced its design cycles by 66 percent, cut costs related to production errors, improved design collaboration with its sister companies, and standardized and simplified its workflows.