MIBA Selects PROSTEP’s Data Exchange, Conversion Service

prostep_logoDARMSTADT, Germany, Nov 2, 2016 – MIBA AG, which is headquartered in Laakirchen, Austria, and is a leading strategic partner to the global engine and automotive industry, has decided to use PROSTEP’s hosted data exchange and conversion service. MIBA will in the future be using the portal www.opendesc.com to exchange CAD models of engine bearings, friction materials, sintered components and other products with customers and suppliers and, if necessary, also convert them. MIBA products are installed in motor vehicles, trains, ships, aircraft and power plants from leading OEMs worldwide. Outsourcing data exchange and conversion operations to PROSTEP saves the company from having to acquire and maintain OEM-specific CAD environments.

“The combination of secure data exchange and reliable conversion was one of the main reasons why we decided in favor of PROSTEP following a comparison of a number of different providers,” explains Martin Strasser, IT controller & IT purchasing manager at MIBA AG. The company attaches great importance to protecting its intellectual property. The flexibility of the solution was also important: one the one hand, it should offer the option of setting up exchange connections with and without conversion and, on the other, support both automated exchange via the Internet and via OFTP connections, thus ensuring that it can be used globally. At MIBA, it is used throughout the company by all users in Engineering, who regularly exchange data with more than 50 customers and suppliers.

“www.opendesc.com offers a real alternative to setting up a multi-CAD environment, especially for automotive suppliers, who work closely with OEMs during development and need to exchange data with them regularly in native formats,” says Sergej Bondar, manager 3D Product Creation OpenDESC at PROSTEP. “Using our data exchange and conversion service is not only more cost-efficient but also guarantees a consistently high level of data quality.”


PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. They count the top companies in this industry among their customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Their strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. They offer their  customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 250 in Germany and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, and Wolfsburg, as well as in Birmingham, Michigan (USA).

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