GETRAG FORD Transmissions Drives Innovation and Transforms Processes with Aras Global PLM Platform

Tier 1 Global Automotive Supplier Replaces Legacy Systems and Implements Aras for Application Lifecycle Management, CAPA with 8D, Budget and Project Management, Enterprise CAD and more

Andover, MA, October 10, 2013 --( Aras®, the leading enterprise open source Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution provider, today released a new paper chronicling GETRAG FORD Transmissions’ (GFT) selection, implementation and success with Aras as their global PLM platform. Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, GFT has replaced costly and inefficient legacy systems, streamlined and standardized processes, improved cross-functional communication – internally and with suppliers and partners, and achieved greater product quality and timelier product launches since implementing Aras.

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“The Aras platform is used not just to automate, but to develop new business processes at GFT,” said Rolf Huesemann, PLM Project Manager at GETRAG. “As a result, our company can react much more rapidly to customer demands and market conditions than in the past. The upshot is that because of Aras our business has gained flexibility, speed and efficiency.”

GFT with Aras:
- CAD Data Management for CATIA V5 and Pro/ENGINEER
- Document Management of 4,500 Drawings and 20,000 Files
- Integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for Software and Firmware
- Product Development Budget Planning Process
- Enterprise-wide CAPA Process with 8D
- Prototype Approval Process

GFT was formed in 2001 as a joint venture between GETRAG and Ford of Europe. GETRAG specializes in the development and production of transmissions and is the largest independent supplier of passenger car transmissions worldwide. GETRAG has development production facilities across Europe and employs 13,000 people worldwide with annual revenues of 1.33 billion Euros. The company ships more than 3.4 million transmissions per year and is an integral supplier to all the world’s major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For more information please visit

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