• Manufacturer of the specialty plastic polyurethane (BASF Performance Materials division)
  • 1,657 employees (2022)
  • €3 billion in sales (2022)

    BASF Polyurethanes GmbH in Lemförde is the market and technology leader for polyurethane systems and plastic specialties in Europe. Polyurethane (PU) is considered the "magician" among plastics. The high-quality plastic solutions make daily life easier: in sports and leisure, in construction, at home, and in automobiles. BASF PU has been using CIM Database since 1994 as a platform for global data, process, and project management. In doing so, BASF's plastics experts benefit from reliable processes and agile teamwork in planning and managing development projects and in designing new production facilities. The Lemförde site is the global technology center and research and development center for polyurethane products.

    Task and objective
    • Central platform for the product development process and cross-site project management
    • Integrated project management including support for agile methods
    • Leistungsstarkes Dokumentenmanagement
    • Sicherer Datenaustausch mit externen Partnern und Lieferanten
    • Transition from drawing-centric approach to item-centric methodology
    • CIM Database as a global PLM platform with comprehensive functionality range
    • CAD data management for SolidWorks and Creo
    • Automated product data exchange via web-based collaboration portal
    • Hybrid project management including integrated controlling
    • Document management with Office integration and powerful enterprise search
    • Engineering Change Management (ECM)
    • Efficient and flexible classification through Universal Classification including visually supported search with Class Browser
    • Consistent product data and accelerated processes
    • Persistent transparency regarding project, deadline, and cost situations
    • Swift order processing and strong project cash flow through project-specific expense tracking and consequent rapid invoicing
    • High project profitability through integrated controlling/li>
    • Accelerated document search and know-how protection through rule- and role-based authorization system
    • High level of reuse and secure handling of high variant numbers through easily configurable class concept
    • Secure data exchange with external partners via Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
    • Reliable execution of cross-site inspection and approval processes through digital ECM
    "I am always delighted to see that CONTACT manages to generate new added value for us time and time again through constant innovation, even after 30 years of use in our company."

    Mario Wolff
    Group Leader Product Lifecycle Services
    IT and Software Landscape FEA
    G-PM/AMS Global Business Management Cellasto®


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