- Supported annual revenue growth of 20 to 30%
- Improved quoting efficiency for custom designs by 75%
- Increased profit margins dramatically
- Reduced prototype costs on the TELETOM line by 50%
BERCHTOLD Corporation is the top North American manufacturer of equipment for operating room environments, including surgical lights, equipment management systems, and surgical tables. In 1998, the company decided to upgrade its 2D design tools to a 3D parametric solid modeling system to realize increased efficiencies in anticipation of expected growth.
After evaluating leading 3D CAD systems, BERCHTOLD selected SolidWorks software because it was the easiest 3D parametric CAD system to learn and use, and also provided the most robust assembly design capabilities. The company later upgraded to SolidWorks Premium software. By deploying SolidWorks, BERCHTOLD supported annual revenue growth of 20 to 30 percent, improved quoting efficiency for custom designs by 75 percent, increased profit margins, and reduced prototype costs on the TELETOM line by 50 percent.