Integrating Cylinder and Equipment Design with SOLIDWORKS PDM

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Clover Industries, Inc.

The Company 

Clover Industries, Inc., specializes in the design and manufacture of single-stage and telescopic hydraulic cylinders, piston accumulators, and intensifiers for the oil and gas, military, industrial, and construction markets. The company has built a strong reputation for superior performance and sophisticated products, including the use of advanced coatings and materials.

The Challenge

Support increased design collaboration with sister companies while shortening design cycles, minimizing production errors, and formalizing workflows at the same time.

The Solution

Implement SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM software to share design data securely, simplify workflows effectively, and improve manufacturing consistently.

The Solution

  • Reduced design cycles by 66 percent
  • Cut costs related to production errors
  • Improved design collaboration with sister companies
  • Standardized and simplified workflows

"The implementation of SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM software helped us to quickly transition from a small, family-run company to an agile, high technology company with hundreds of users. The organization that PDM establishes has enabled us to more efficiently manage our work from start to finish, from providing estimates to managing production."

Dave Tetzlaff
Senior Hydraulics Design Specialist