Whales uses Solid Edge to optimize design and cut development time

Whale | Northern Ireland

Whales uses Solid Edge to optimize design and cut development time

Whale

Case Study

Innovative pump manufacturer uses Solid Edge to optimize design and cut development time

Whale

Siemens PLM Software solution enables Whale to quickly and easily make and test prototypes

Sanitation, recreation, irrigation and medication

From domestic washing, cooking and heating to infection prevention and crop care, pump technology supports all areas of daily life. Whale is a specialist in this field, and the company’s reputation for innovation is built on decades of expertise, from the ground-breaking design of brass pumps for the UK navy in the 1940s through to 21st century intelligent control.

The company continues to register worldwide design patents at the average rate of five per year for the company’s range of freshwater, bilge and waste pumps, and water and space heating systems.

Part of Brunswick Corporation, Whale supplies leisure, domestic and industrial markets around the world. It is particularly known for products that fit boats, caravans and motorhomes. It also specializes in drainage for domestic wet rooms with level access, for which there is growing demand from people with limited mobility.

Whale designs and manufactures its range of gas and electrical products from sites in Bangor, Northern Ireland and California. It also provides design consultancy, 3D printing and rapid prototyping services to other companies. Whale’s design team has been using Solid Edge® software from product lifecycle management (PLM) specialist Siemens PLM Software since 2001. Siemens PLM Software Platinum Partner, Majenta PLM Limited, handles software distribution and support for Whale.

Solid Edge® is thoroughly embedded in the company as a design tool,” says Richard Bovill, engineering director at Whale. “It enables us to speed development through early analysis, clear communication with customers and rapid prototyping.”