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Street Crane

Street Crane significantly improves product development operations through global partner collaboration using Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge with Insight and Microsoft’s Sharepoint

Street Crane Company (Street Crane) is the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) largest manufacturer of electric overhead traveling cranes (EOTCs) and a major exporter of hoists, components and controls to crane makers worldwide.


To do this, Street Crane implemented Solid Edge software with Insight data management solution, product lifecycle management technology from Siemens PLM Software; and Sharepoint® software, a business collaboration platform for the enterprise and the internet from Microsoft.

Significant benefits of using Solid Edge

Street Crane has used Solid Edge to design its products for many years. “With Solid Edge, we are able to create accurate 3D models that enable us to check tolerances and provide trusted design information,” says Russell. “It’s fast, it’s easy to use and the data and design information is managed in a very convenient way. We are able to produce interlinked documents from training manuals, to procedures, to detailed drawings and designs, through to rendering for documentation and marketing purposes. This is one of the massive benefits that you have with a full 3D model of your products created using Solid Edge.”

Return on investment “second-to-none”

“The implementation of Microsoft Sharepoint and Solid Edge was incredibly easy,” notes Russell. “With the help of our partner Prion Cutting Edge, we were able to implement this solution – the basic parts of it – in a single day. From that point on we spent just eight days customizing our system.”


Pimblett concludes, “Without doubt, the return on our investment in using Sharepoint and Solid Edge products has been absolutely second to none. We wouldn’t have achieved what we have, I believe, with any other products on the market.”

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