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Why DriveWorks? Customer Stories

Customer Success Stories

DriveWorks is used by manufacturing companies from a range of industries.
DriveWorks is modular, scalable and incredibly versatile so our customers use DriveWorks in many different ways, customising their Design Automation and CPQ solutions to suit their needs.
We’re always interested to hear the different ways our customers use the software we’re proud of, we regularly post customer case studies on our blog. Here are a selection of quotes from some of those case studies…

An F.H Brundle residential balcony.

“Thanks to DriveWorks, we provide quotes and drawings for each custom order, at no extra cost. Customers can get a quote anytime they want it, 24/7/365. With every order, customers receive everything they need. We are building customer loyalty, increasing sales and avoiding mistakes.”

– Richard Twiddy, Design Office Manager, F.H.Brundle 

“For us, the most important thing about DriveWorks is the ability to create custom bespoke software utilising visual wizards rather than heavy coding. This allows our company to build and customize quickly and easily. We now have more time to focus on our workflow and business analytics

– Adam Baker, Operations and IT Manager, BKW Instruments 

A Laing O'Rourke bridge

“DriveWorks has allowed us to automate the routine processes that we undertake day in and day out, with traditional bridge design. This automatic creation of models and drawings rapidly improves the turnaround time to reach sign-off on designs and makes all downstream benefits possible”

– Dr Scott McGovern, Digital Engineering Lead, Laing O’Rourke

“For us, the most important thing about DriveWorks is that it helps us to drive consistency and maintain control of our engineering data.

Using DriveWorks, we’ve reduced the amount of time taken to complete forms from half a day to only 30 minutes.

– Martin Clenick, Engineering Manager, Shotton Group 

Blue Giant hand pallet truck inside factory.

“We use DriveWorks for quoting and approval drawings for almost 160 teams and 530 users. We also use DriveWorks for production part component generation for various product lines and a whole bunch of other great stuff!”

– Christopher Zona, Manager – Systems Automation, Blue Giant

“We value many things about DriveWorks.
Most importantly is the ability to take a design standard and use the configurator software to produce an error free streamlined custom
bearing design

– Ray McDaniel, CAD Engineer, Oiles America Corporation

“For us, the most important thing about DriveWorks is definitely the time saving benefits. We can accommodate much tighter delivery schedules and still have the room to innovate and adapt to meet our customers’ requirements.”

– Chris Kinder,
Design Department,
Pattern Forme Ltd

“With DriveWorks Pro, we have been able to design our products with greater accuracy, consistency and productivity. We’re pleased with our experience so far and we’re excited about where we can take this experience in the future.”

– Design Team,
ZCL Composites

“Before using DriveWorks
we would create 20 quotes in a month, now we can do 20 in a day.
The process in the past was labour intensive as prices need to be calculated each time and
drawings all had to be prepared manually.”

– David Martin, Managing Director, Elite Balustrades

“In its current state, DriveWorks outputs 245 files, 60 of which are assemblies, 85 are drawings and the rest are parts files. With DriveWorks handling repetitive tasks, our engineers are freed up to focus on customized aspects of our designs, such as the internal cabinets of the vehicle.”

– Shawn Casebolt, Engineering Lead, PL Custom Body.

“There was the need for a time saving process to reduce engineering time, so called Zero Effort Engineering (ZEE). When implementing DriveWorks Pro, our target for order-engineering was to go back from 2 hours to 15 minutes. This target has been achieved with DriveWorks.”

– Rob Beffers, Manager Integrated Process Control, Rademaker BV

“We implemented DriveWorks Pro and saw a 55-minute process go down to 30 minutes. The benefits of Design Automation are very, very real.”

– Dave Mandl, New Product Development Engineer,

“At NGI, my main challenge is to create documents
for a lot of parts, and this has proven pretty
difficult to do
without DriveWorks

– Tomas Hecht Olsen,
R&D Manager,

“One consistent software package that simplifies quoting and ordering and is easy to use, for our in-house customer service and our external distributors.”

– Terry McGowan, President and CEO at Thordon Bearings

“We truly hope and believe DriveWorks will generate
an extremely short
in getting
Clear Vision Cooling off the ground”

– Jurnjan van den Bremer, Commercial Direction, Clear Vision Cooling

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