Founded in 1997, this European company has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry with total sales of 17 billion euros in 2017. With 290 sites including 30 R&D centers and 109,000 employees in 35 countries, the company is now an international leader in its three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems, and clean mobility. The group has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions to vehicle manufacturers for Smart Life on Board and Sustainable Mobility.
CHALLENGES: The company supplies major car manufacturers with the essential components needed for vehicle security, quality, and performance. Its daily business activity involves exchanging data with design consultants and customers (R&D, CAD, design programs, etc.) based around the world, and with its own suppliers. These exchanges must be fully secure, particularly as the data is often highly confidential.
- Alignment with the requirements of major automobile manufacturer customers
- Secure exchange of confidential information
- Rapid adoption by users
- Simplified data exchange channels
How Syncplicity simplifies and protects movement of confidential information to consultants, customers, and supplier.
“Having major clients, the group requires an easy-to-use operational solution. Syncplicity is a secure and reliable solution, with well-structured functions, and good after-sales support — I would definitely recommend it.”
The group uses a number of data exchange solutions, which are transparent to its 12,000 users worldwide, who include almost 4,000 in-house staff. “Having major clients, the group requires an easy-to-use operational solution,” the official said. In addition, the implementation of Syncplicity has made it possible to reorganize the way that licenses are managed, with a central budget. “The previous solution was more complicated to manage, and we didn’t always know who it was that held the subscriptions in various different countries. All of that is now much better organized, with a lower cost per user.”
As with any new solution, Syncplicity was very closely scrutinized by the company’s security experts. “Because of the highly confidential nature of our technical data exchanges, we asked the security team to test and validate this solution, which fully satisfies our very strict criteria for data protection. If this hadn’t been the case, the solution simply would not have been implemented,” said the spokesman. Since installing Syncplicity, the company has exchanged the equivalent of one hundred gigabytes of data with its major customers.