How Cadline helped Husqvarna take control
Husqvarna is a Swedish manufacturer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, brush cutters, cultivators, garden tractors, and robotic lawnmowers. Its UK headquarters are in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham. At any given time, Husqvarna has multiple high-value and technically complex projects running all over the world. It is critical, therefore, that it delivers these projects in a timely fashion. If it is late on one project, then there can be a domino effect, with the other projects behind impacted too.
Husqvarna chose to work with Autodesk Platinum Partner, Cadline, to support it in using the Autodesk software and to provide training on the software. The challenge for Husqvarna was that historically it outsourced much of its tooling work to third parties, but it was running into delays with timelines not being met and the cost of outsourcing electrodes, including associated transport charges. All this meant Husqvarna was incurring significant expenses on an ongoing basis and the approach was also causing issues with project timelines. To address these concerns, it decided to invest in a Hurco VMX Series- 3 Axis Performance CNC Machine and to bring its tooling capabilities in-house.