Aequator AG uses Teamcenter and Solid Edge to digitalize design and manufacturing

Aequator | Arbon, Switzerland

Aequator AG uses Teamcenter and Solid Edge to digitalize design and manufacturing

Aequator

There is more than one way to brew coffee, the invigorating beverage brought to the world from Africa in the early 17th century.

Currently, most coffee is brewed using three categories of machines:

  1. Inexpensive household appliances
  2. Commercial equipment for bars and restaurants
  3. Fully automatic machines used in retail shops and offices

With the capacity to serve several hundred cups a day to untrained users, these machines need to combine self-explanatory ergonomics with top-level reliability and robustness.

Delivering hot beverage machines globally

Aequator specializes in fully automatic hot beverage machines for this business segment. Based in Arbon on Lake Constance in Switzerland, the company has been designing and manufacturing coffee-making equipment since it was established in 1933, later adding machines for hot chocolate and soup. The espresso specialists manufacture some 15,000 coffee machines per year, a substantial portion of which are custom designs they offer in quantities as small as 200 units.

With the help of powerful solutions in Solid Edge, Aequator AG streamlined its product data management (PDM) and company-wide workflows, providing a “single source of truth” upon which all departments can rely.