Platform for multi-CAD data management and global project management

The MANN+HUMMEL group of companies is divided into four business units: Automotive Original Equipment, Automotive Spare Parts, Industrial Filtration and Water Filtration. It develops and sells mainly air, oil, fuel and cabin air filters and filter systems for the automotive original equipment and replacement business. Applications for room and process air filtration for industry as well as membrane filters for water filtration complete the portfolio. The Group relies on the PLM platform CIM Database for multi-CAD data management and global control of development projects at around 50 locations. In 2016, MANN+HUMMEL generated sales revenue of around 3.8 billion euros with 20,000 employees.


Cross-location multi-CAD data management for Catia V5; Creo (Pro/E) and Unigraphics NX with classification of part master records; creation of engineering bills of materials; management of resources in the context of products; interface to SAP; administration of all documents for development projects such as test reports and specifications.


Strategic engineering platform with worldwide SAP alignment; harmonization, security and acceleration of change processes.


Multidimensional legal system for the protection of internal know-how (more than 1.5 million documents); engineering change management involving the worldwide development and production sites.
To my knowledge, there is currently no other PLM solution with such a powerful authorization system.
Harald Kurz
PDM System Manager

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