India's Leading Glass Container Manufacturer Chooses SolidWorks 3D Mechanical Design Software

India's leading glass container manufacturer, Hindusthan National Glass & Industries Limited (HNGIL), and its affiliates have purchased 20 licenses of SolidWorks(R) 3D mechanical design software to support their design and engineering processes across five locations.

HNGIL is replacing its AutoCAD(R) 2D design tools with SolidWorks software to shorten development time and achieve international quality standards for its global customers.

HNGIL produces more than nine million bottles per day, ranging from 5 milliliters to 3,200 milliliters and satisfying the rigorous quality standards of global companies like Nestle, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, Heinz, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, Abbott Laboratories, Dr. Willmar Schwabe, Novartis, sanofi-aventis, Wyeth, Allied Domecq, Pernod Ricard, Bacardi, McDowell, and SABMiller. HNGIL has established a state-of-the-art CAD/CAM facility that enables customers to choose unique container shapes, sizes, and colors for use in a wide range of industries, such as processed foods, soft drinks, beverages, pharmaceuticals, liquor, beer, and cosmetics. SolidWorks software will help HNGIL meet several important challenges in designing glassware, including aesthetics, sturdiness, and efficient mass production.

"Ideal distribution of glass, for example, dictates a container's sturdiness, and that does not happen by accident," said Dr. Sanjay Somany, managing director of HNGIL. "It is based entirely on scientific engineering and control during the design and production of the ware involved, be it a bottle, flask, vial, or jar. SolidWorks software's powerful 3D modeling capabilities and ease of use stood out over the other 3D CAD software we evaluated for this work. We are confident that SolidWorks will help us improve our productivity and pass on these benefits to our customers through better designs and higher quality standards, all within a faster turnaround time."

In addition to efficient container design, HNGIL will use SolidWorks to refine the machinery and tooling used in the manufacturing process.

"HNGIL is not only pioneering the glass container business, the company is taking the lead in using the latest technology to streamline the entire design and manufacturing process," said Ved Narayan, SolidWorks vice president of Asia-Pacific operations. "SolidWorks will work with HNGIL to communicate in 3D with their global clients and transform the way they do business."

600450 India's Leading Glass Container Manufacturer Chooses SolidWorks 3D Mechanical Design Software
Date: 3 March 2005

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