Roller coaster builder Vekoma Rides Manufacturing, based in Vlodrop, is booming. The renewed IT infrastructure, which means that Engineering and Production work (together) more efficiently, helps to stay on that growth track. "With the right information and data at the right time in the right place, data becomes knowledge." Vekoma makes the difference in custom design projects. The entire organization is geared towards developing, manufacturing and installing the best, most beautiful and most innovative attractions. A lot of customizing took the heart out of the ERP system. Whereupon Vekoma went back to basics with ERP, to what it was intended for and opted for Engineering another tooling to secure the structured data that was already generated in machine construction in one system: PRO.FILE.
About the implementation of PRO.FILE and its purpose.
The chosen march route was implementation of PRO.FILE (on the engineering side) and reinvigorating the ERP system on the production side. PRO.FILE mainly had to provide more structure in the engineering processes, easily retrievable data and one single source of truth, one truth: the engineering data in the product and document data backbone, to which the branch in Breda can also easily link up. And what an engineer enters must be able to be channeled one-on-one to Work Preparation. Vekoma opted for a phased approach, limited to where the need was greatest.
About Vekoma Rides Manufacturing
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing is one of the largest roller coasters manufacturers in the world. They also have a growing market share in other fun attractions such as: 'revolving houses' (e.g. Villa Volta in Efteling), Para towers and Ferris wheels covered by the Dutch Wheels label in world cities - including Hong Kong, Chicago, Montreal and Scheveningen. Many amusement parks invest heavily in new, innovative and even more beautiful or exciting attractions. Especially in China, new parks are added every year. New and existing parks - including Disney, Universal, the Walibis and the Efteling - are increasingly approaching Vekoma for specific themes. Consider, for example, coal carts that come in and out of a mine (DeZeven Dwergen).
One single source of truth, one truth: the engineering data in the product and document data backbone.