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Triumph Motorcycles: Who Knew?


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27. February 2012

 

Here are some things that you probably didn’t know about British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph (we didn’t, either):

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1. It is 110 years old. Triumph was established in 1902.

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2. It is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer. It produces approximately 50,000 bikes per year.

 

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3. It designs four new models per year, and within its range, it develops a variety of updates throughout the year.

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It is largely because of the second and third items on the list that Triumph has decided to implement a full-blown product lifecycle management system, Windchill from PTC.

While it has been using PTC’s Creo Parametric for product design and its Pro/INTRALINK for data management, according to Geoff Hurst, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. chief information officer, ““We had used Pro/INTRALINK to its maximum capacity and, after a business evaluation, decided to deploy Windchill as a single, comprehensive PLM system to support the entire design from early-stage product development to manufacturing. We believe we will see a significant improvement in the design, production and manufacturing development times.”

And whether it is two wheels or four, as time is money. . . .

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