Motoplast Oy

  • Using SolidWorks it is easier to acquire new customers
  • Better collaboration with customers
  • We have streamlined the entire process

THE CHALLENGE

Motoplast is a part of the Finnish industrial group Motoral. Motoplast has 30 years of experience in Rotational Molding of plastic products for Nordic industry. When Motoplast receives 3D models of products from customers, they are often not designed by specialists in rotational molding. Those products do not fit particularly well with the production process nor gain the full benefits from the designing freedom the process offers.

Motoplast Oy

THE SOLUTION

Motoplast decided to move this part of the product development in-house by investing in SolidWorks and hiring a designer with extensive expertise in designing plastic products, explains development engineer Henri Ström. ”We wanted to streamline our entire process by being able to deliver turnkey solutions and build closer working relationships with customers. Furthermore, we wanted to be more competitive in the Finnish marketplace for rotational molded products. We aim always being at the forefront of the technological developments in our business area while delivering maximum value to our partners.”

Motoplast is very interested in expanding the use of SolidWorks to simulate and test the strength of the products. Henri Ström also points out that introducing SolidWorks Enterprise PDM could benefit the company’s business process. “We want to use PDM to integrate our design work into the supply and manufacturing chain by integrating our ERP and design software with our partners’ ERP and MRP systems. This would fit very nicely with our role in the process.”

Products: SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD

Industries: Mold, Tool & Die