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Dräger Digital Transformation Initiatives

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About the Customer

Drägerwerk AG is a German company based in Lübeck which makes breathing and protection equipment, gas detection and analysis systems, and noninvasive patient monitoring technologies. Customers include hospitals, fire departments, and diving companies.

Scope and Challenges

As part of company initiatives to maintain and further strengthen its market position, Dräger identified PLM as a strategic focus area an opportunity to extract value. The result was Dräger’s PACE program aimed at defining and developing a PLM platform to unify product data, processes, and legacy systems by 2020.

Dräger had been running separate PLM instances for both the Medical and Safety business units. Aras was selected for its flexibility to adapt to Dräger’s requirements and ability to easily migrate data from the two existing PLM systems.

Outcome and Implications

Dräger has selected the Aras PLM Platform as its future PLM system to enable enterprise-wide visibility of product data. The new state-of-the-art PLM system replaced Dräger’s legacy systems, connected more than 2,500 users, and is hosted in the cloud.

The Aras PLM Platform provided full lifecycle traceability to improve company visibility on product development, product quality, product costs, and impact of change. Short-term program goals included management of requirements, BOM, documents, master data, and classification, and were followed by configuration, variants and options, model-based systems engineering, and enterprise change management.


“Dräger’s products protect, support, and save lives. In order to further strengthen our market position, we want to bring forward our transparency, collaboration, and efficiency in our new product development and lifecycle management processes. The investment in an Aras solution is one important step in this direction. Aras’ platform approach is directly in line with our IT operating model. Aras PLM provides us with a strategic path forward to migrate data from our existing systems, refresh our legacy IT architecture, enable new technology insertion, and place teams at the center of product lifecycle data,” Marcus Schüler, Head of Global Functions R&D at Dräger and sponsor of the PACE program.

“Worldwide, leading companies such as Dräger are re-focusing on their production processes to unlock value, efficiency, and ultimately, innovation and growth. By selecting the Aras PLM Platform, Dräger is able to build a technology foundation for digital transformation initiatives,” Andreas Mueller, SVP European Operations, Aras.

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Enterprise Software & Cloud Applications Purchased by Dräger

Vendor Old Product New Product Function Market Users VAR/SI When Live
Aras Legacy Applications Aras PLM Platform Product Lifecycle Management PLM and Engineering 2500 n/a 2018 2019

IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at Dräger

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