ASSA ABLOY Sicherheitstechnik GmBH
- Cut product cost by 15 percent
- Lessened product environmental impact
- Reduced material usage
- Launched effort to create EPD generator
As the global leader in door opening solutions, ASSA ABLOY offers a complete range of locking, access control, identification technology, entrance automation, and hotel security systems. The company attributes its success to its commitment to listening to its customers. When customers asked for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its products, ASSA ABLOY initiated a sustainable product development pilot program and needed a solution to assess and compare the environmental impacts of existing and modified designs.
ASSA ABLOY chose SolidWorks® Sustainability software because it is easy to use, is integrated with SolidWorks design and simulation tools, and assesses basic environmental impact information for each design. By implementing SolidWorks Sustainability, ASSA ABLOY cut its product cost by 15 percent, lessened the product’s environmental impact, reduced material usage, and launched an effort to create an EPD generator.
Products(s) Used: SolidWorks Sustainability
Benefit: Value, Results, Power, Implementation, Ease of Use, Focus on Design, Design Better Products, Total Cost of Ownership, Innovation, Manufacturability, Sustainable Design, Environmental Assessment, Lifecycle Assessment, Design for Environment, Improve Quality