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Vitamix to Accelerate New Product Introductions with PTC

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PTC today announced that Vitamix is streamlining its industrial design and engineering processes through PTC Global Product Development. By using PTC Creo® to develop new products, Vitamix is enabling …

PTC today announced that Vitamix is streamlining its industrial design and engineering processes through PTC Global Product Development. By using PTC Creo® to develop new products, Vitamix is enabling faster design decisions and aiming to cut product design times by 25% while still manufacturing high-quality, innovative products. The company is also now implementing PTC Windchill® to further expand engineering and operational efficiencies by enabling secure sharing of product information across a highly distributed design team.

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  • 1. Vitamix to Accelerate New Product Introductions with PTC Company To Fuel Corporate Growth Through Product Innovation NEEDHAM, MA – December3, 2013 – PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) today announced that Vitamix is streamlining its industrial design and engineering processes through PTC Global Product Development. By using PTC Creo®to develop new products,Vitamix is enabling faster design decisions and aiming to cut product design times by 25% while still manufacturinghigh-quality, innovative products. The company is also now implementing PTC Windchill®to further expand engineering and operational efficiencies by enabling secure sharing of product information across a highly distributed design team. Vitamix manufactures and marketssuperiorblending and mixing products directly to the public and the restaurant/hospitality industry. The company is widely recognized among consumer product publications for quality and innovation. A longtime PTC customer, Vitamix relies on PTC Creo to allow its engineers to quickly and easily design new products with more consumerfocused variants. “It is all about efficiency in innovation,” said Greg Moores, vice president of engineering, Vitamix. “I want my engineers and designers spending their time designing the best blenders in the world – not struggling with the design toolkit. PTC Creo is optimizingour design processes while fueling new product development.” Having an efficient and easy-to-use design solution has also helped lead Vitamix to a point whereit is strategically poised for new growth. With the solid PTC Creo footprint already in place, Vitamix is now in the process of implementing PTC Windchill. By adding PLM to manage the new product development process, Vitamix is further drivingits commitment to manufacturing premium products with the highest performance and durability. “Incorporating PTC Windchill into our system to manage all product and project data is our biggest strategic initiative in the coming year,” added Moores. “As we look towards new innovations, our annual output of new products is now going to be driven by PTC Creo and PTC Windchill. We believe, with that pairing, that we can reduce time to market by 30 percent.” “Vitamix is already a market leader, largely a result of their continuous product innovation,” said Brian Thompson, vice president of product management, PTC. “We are excited to work with them as they begin to recognize the power of leveraging PTC Creo and PTC Windchill together.”
  • 2. Additional Resources: PTC Windchill Resource Page PTC Creo Resource Page Forces of Manufacturing Transformation eBook Follow us on Twitter- Watch us on YouTube - Connect with us on LinkedIn - Join our PTC Community - Visit us on Facebook– View other Social Media Platforms About PTC PTC (Nasdaq: PTC) enables manufacturers to achieve sustained product and service advantage. The company's technology solutions transform the way products are created and serviced across the entire product lifecycle - from conception and design to sourcing and service. Founded in 1985, PTC employs over 6,000 professionals serving more than 27,000 businesses in rapidly-evolving, globally distributed manufacturing industries worldwide. Get more information at www.ptc.com. PTC, Product & Service Advantage, Creo, Windchill and the PTC logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Contacts: PTC Corporate Communications Julie Blake 781.370.5435 jublake@ptc.com WeberShandwick Anand Savani 617.520.7290 asavani@webershandwick.com .