Comprehensive support of the product development process

The group of companies develops and produces technologically sophisticated electronic and mechatronic products. Leading industrial companies - in particular all the world's leading automobile manufacturers and their suppliers - are among the customers of Leopold Kostal GmbH. Since the company was founded in 1912, the KOSTAL Group has been able to ensure continuous growth. KOSTAL has 20,000 employees worldwide and achieved a turnover of 2.589 billion euros in 2019 (preliminary). The group has been using CIM Database as a platform for product development since 2006. Today, around 4500 users at 32 locations worldwide work with the system.


Cross-location administration of mechatronic product structures with interfaces to Catia V5, parts catalog PART Solutions, Mentor Graphics (E-CAD), MS Office and other formats as well as integration of the group applications SAP and Windows Active Directory; parts list management; workflow management; central service for CAD data exchange; comprehensive reporting with PowerReports; replacement of the project drives by flexible project folders; use in the core areas of development, toolmaking, central change management.


Global development platform for project-oriented collaboration; cross-location consistent development data thanks to intelligent replication solution; central database for multi-project planning; basis for optimal utilization of the sites; know-how protection through sophisticated authorization concept.


Engineering change management with maturity level control for flexible series start preparation; processing of all development documents and accompanying documentation in the context of development projects; decentralized provision of document stocks through rule-based multi-site replication; deep SAP integration; capacity and resource planning in a multi-project environment.
The cooperation with CONTACT works at a high technological level, in which even complex requirements are convincingly implemented on our part.
Eberhard Reich
Head of Process Department
Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG

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