Bertrandt SAS, Germany’s development solutions provider for the international automotive and aviation industries, has chosen the DesignConcept solution by Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials, to optimise its design, development, and prototyping processes for car seat covers designed for French automobile manufacturers.
The German company is investing in the DesignConcept solution as part of its business expansion and looking to accelerate its seating development process in order to optimise responses to requests for quotation and improve communication with car makers and suppliers.
Following an initial analysis of Bertrandt SAS’ processes and challenges by its consultants, Lectra proposed DesignConcept, its 3D virtual design and development solution.
Using DesignConcept 3D Auto brings Bertrandt SAS significant cost reductions when developing and prototyping automotive seating. The solution allows Bertrandt SAS to design a seat cover, identify the stress and constraints on each piece, and adjust the choice of fabric and seam locations, all onscreen. This allows the company to optimize development times while taking into account the variety of textiles used by each car maker. The templates can then be corrected virtually while still respecting the style specifications, according to a Lectra press release.
Bertrandt SAS also uses DesignConcept to determine materials and assembly costs more precisely to respond more accurately to bids for tender. The solution also gives the company the ability to generate all of the technical documentation such as bills of materials, material consumption, sewing, and assembly instructions, etc.
Céline Choussy Bedouet, chief marketing officer, Lectra said, “In creating and developing prototypes for the automotive seating industry, it is essential to be able to respond quickly and accurately. Lectra is proud to support Bertrandt SAS in this strategic project initiative which will allow the company to improve communication with customers, eliminate errors, accelerate response times, and reduce production costs.” (GK)