Press release - 18 March, 2019
Yanfeng Visteon and CONTACT Software revolutionize the driving experience
Yanfeng Visteon is one of the three leading suppliers of innovative cockpit solutions for the automotive industry. With the use of CONTACT's CIM Database PLM, the US-based company, which has received an award from ABI Research as a Top 5 Tier 1 supplier, ensures a networked driving experience for drivers and co-drivers worldwide.
Nowhere is the development of the automobile – from a pure means of transportation to a networked multi-purpose device – as clear as in the cockpits of modern vehicles. This is where innovations in vehicle development mix with the needs of customers' networked lifestyles. Formerly common mechanical keys give way to customizable dashboards with touchscreens, font recognition and gesture control.
The growing speed with which the capabilities and features offered to drivers and their passengers are increasing presents manufacturers of these components with major challenges: faster and more agile development processes while at the same time taking into account the high automotive quality standards.
Yanfeng Visteon (10,000 employees, $3.15 billion sales in 2017), headquartered in Van Buren Township, Michigan, is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive cockpit electronics and at the heart of the networked revolution. The company, which has been recognized by ABI Research as a top 5 Tier 1 supplier of networked vehicle solutions, designs, develops and produces electronic products for vehicle cockpits of all well-known automobile manufacturers.
The previous PLM system was unable to fulfill the growing requirements in this highly dynamic market. With CONTACT Elements, Visteon found a highly scalable technology platform at its hand. The decision to use CIM Database PLM as the central data hub increased the efficiency of their processes along the entire product development process. Intelligent and automated workflows as well as a high-performance ERP connection significantly improved collaboration and transparency in cross-location development projects. Thus, innovative products and solutions from Visteon will continue to ensure a networked driving experience for customers in the future.
„The use of CIM Database increase the efficiency of our business processes and of other operation systems by sourcing data in a single place, as a result we saved time and money”, said Mrs. Annie Liu, Customer Support Management at Yanfeng Visteon
After a successful implementation in Shanghai, Yanfeng Visteon plans to roll out CIM Database in in Xuzhou City and Chongqing too.
The Partner in this project is E-UCI.