Managing Forestry Equipment Development with SOLIDWORKS PDM


Tigercat Industries, Inc.

The Company 

Tigercat Industries is a full-range Canadian forestry equipment manufacturer. The company has established a leadership position in its market by developing premium-quality, heavy-duty, off -road equipment for use by logging professionals. With manufacturing facilities in Canada and Sweden, Tigercat has grown to become a worldwide distributor of a diverse line of forest-harvesting systems.

The Challenge

Accelerate product development and reduce documentation costs while encouraging design collaboration and reuse.

The Solution

Implement the SOLIDWORKS Enterprise PDM system to integrate data management and automate development workflows across locations.

The Result

  • Improved engineering speed and flexibility
  • Increased design collaboration and access
  • Eliminated costly paper documentation
  • Standardized workflows to become more efficient

"Tigercat has always been an engineering-focused company. By providing every department in the company with controlled access to the vault, we are realizing improved productivity throughout the organization. Purchasing uses the data to obtain quotes, manufacturing planning uses data for setup, and shop floor computers give assembly personnel immediate access to the latest revisions. The system enables us to leverage our product design data throughout the organization."

Corey Vantilborg

Engineering Systems Administrator TigerCat