Trubiquity Signs Agreement to Automate the Use of the Heidelberg CAx Data Quality Manager Software using TRUfusion™ Enterprise
Troy, MI, USA – February 14, 2013
Trubiquity, a leading global provider of MFT (managed file transfer), process automation and integration software solutions, has signed an agreement to develop TRUfusion™ Enterprise managed file transfer (MFT) automated workflow solutions that will use the Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG’s (Heidelberg) software Heidelberg CAx Quality Manager (HQM) and Heidelberg CAx Quality Manager Configuration Editor (CE). Trubiquity’s TRUfusion™ Enterprise solution helps automate product design data exchange and collaboration processes with internal teams, partners and suppliers. Use of the Heidelberg software will expand TRUfusion™ Enterprise’s capabilities by automating the process of checking and improving CAx data in product design and development processes.
The quality of CAx data is a key variable affecting costs throughout the lifecycle of a product. The Heidelberg software products enable companies to quickly and reliably check the quality of their own product and production data and that of their suppliers. Leading companies have selected Heidelberg software to ensure high quality CAx data using predefined and tested best practice routines to reduce errors and lower costs.
Use of TRUfusion™ Enterprise, in combination with the Heidelberg software, will help OEMs and their suppliers exchange and collaborate with the assurance of high quality and conformant CAx data. For automotive OEM’s using CAx data with thousands of suppliers it is vital that the right data of the right quality is shared with the right person at the right time. TRUfusion™ Enterprise facilitates this automated, reliable and quality CAx data exchange via multiple communication protocols, including OFTP2 and MFT portals, whether the original data is managed in file systems or within PLM systems.
“Heidelberg has been using the software itself for its own CAx data checking for around six years. We have turned it into a technology which allows other sectors to also benefit from these products. The Heidelberg CAx Quality Manager & Configuration Editor will help Trubiquity customers manage complex structures and processes over the entire product lifecycle management process chain and to improve CAx data quality by reducing errors and preventing unnecessary reworks”, says Hartmut Ball, head of Heidelberg Engineering Consulting.
Martyn Davies, Vice President at Trubiquity, states, “We are pleased to formalize Trubiquity’s partnership with Heidelberg for this important software. We have already generated significant interest among customers who wish to benefit from using TRUfusion™ Enterprise with the Heidelberg software in specific automotive and other industry OEM-supply chain situations. I am confident that existing and new TRUfusion™ Enterprise customers will benefit from having access to this new capability later in 2013.”
Trubiquity is a leading global provider of MFT (managed file transfer), process automation and integration solutions for 6,500 companies with 60,000 users in the automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, retail, finance, healthcare and consumer goods industries. For more than 25 years, Trubiquity solutions have helped world class companies and partners better communicate, collaborate, integrate and automate business critical data ensuring security and compliance with rigorous international standards. Trubiquity is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA with international offices in Germany and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.trubiquity.com.
About Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG and Heidelberg Engineering Consulting
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) provides globally leading products and services for commercial and packaging printing. The company’s offerings are geared to meeting needs in the fields of sheetfed offset and digital printing and producing demanding parts and assemblies for precision mechanical engineering.
The Heidelberg name stands for leading technology, top quality, and customer focus. The company’s core business comprises the entire sheetfed offset process and value chain as well as digital printing solutions. It is also working to develop new markets with forward-looking, innovative printing technologies such as printed electronics. Contract manufacturing, mainly for customers in other engineering industries and the energy sector, is also increasingly important for Heidelberg.
The company develops and sells the Heidelberg CAx Quality Manager via Heidelberg Engineering Consulting (www.heidelberg.com/engineering) which is a highly specialized competence center in the areas CAD, CAM, CAE and PLM. Its staff consults and trains companies of different branches in all relevant themes along the process chain and together with the customer develop solutions for optimizing CAx/PLM processes.
Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, with production and development sites in seven countries, the company serves its customers via a dense network of sales and service units. Its printing presses, prepress equipment, and postpress finishing systems are mainly produced in Germany. Standardized presses for all common format classes and folding machines are also manufactured in Qingpu near Shanghai, China, primarily for the Chinese market. In the 2011/2012 financial year, the company achieved a sales volume of 2.596 billion euros. As of March 31, 2012 the Heidelberg Group employed 15,414 people, including 601 trainees and apprentices.