Press Release – MIBA uses PROSTEP’s Data Exchange and Conversion Service – OpenDesc

Darmstadt, October 2016 – MIBA AG, which is headquartered in Laakirchen, Austria, and is a leading strategic partner to the global engine and automotive industry, has decided to use PROSTEP’s hosted data exchange and conversion service. MIBA will in the future be using the portal www.opendesc.com to exchange CAD models of engine bearings, friction materials, sintered components and other products with customers and suppliers and, if necessary, also convert them. MIBA products are installed in motor vehicles, trains, ships, aircraft and power plants from leading OEMs worldwide. Outsourcing data exchange and conversion operations to PROSTEP saves the company from having to acquire and maintain OEM-specific CAD environments.

“The combination of secure data exchange and reliable conversion was one of the main reasons why we decided in favor of PROSTEP following a comparision of a number of different providers,” explains Martin Strasser, IT Controller & IT Purchasing Manager at MIBA AG. The company attaches great importance to protecting its intellectual property. The flexibility of the solution was also important: one the one hand, it should offer the option of setting up exchange connections with and without conversion and, on the other, support both automated exchange via the Internet and via OFTP connections, thus ensuring that it can be used globally. At MIBA, it is used throughout the company by all users in Engineering, who regularly exchange data with more than 50 customers and suppliers.

“www.opendesc.com offers a real alternative to setting up a multi-CAD environment, especially for automotive suppliers, who work closely with OEMs during development and need to exchange data with them regularly in native formats. Using our data exchange and conversion service is not only more cost-efficient but also guarantees a consistently high level of data quality.”

Sergej Bondar, Manager 3D Product Creation OpenDESC at PROSTEP

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About PROSTEP AG
PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 250 in Germany and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg, as well as in Birmingham, Michigan (USA).

About PROSTEP, Inc..
PROSTEP, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PROSTEP AG and is located in the hub of the US automotive industry, Birmingham, MI. PROSTEP is the leading vendor-independent PLM consultants for the discrete manufacturing industry specializing in PLM Integration, PLM Migration, CAD data exchange, and 3D PDF technology. With 250+ employees throughout and 20+ years of experience, PROSTEP specializes in PLM consultancy services and engineering solutions. PROSTEP are experts in providing leading global manufacturing companies with the support they require for designing and optimizing their internal and cross-enterprise development processes.