The Challenge

Finland-based VAK Oy specializes in developing heavy transportation equipment. VAK’s products appear to be similar, but they are typically customized for each customer, so both design and the need for components in the products are always changing.

VAK’s assemblies can include up to almost 1,000 individual parts, and matching them to ensure that they fit together is virtually impossible without using CAD.

The Solution

VAK automated routine design tasks using Tacton Design Automation integrated with SolidWorks. This brought significant time savings, far fewer design errors, and the 3D design made it possible to integrate and modularize VAK’s products.

Additionally, 3D modeling with SolidWorks enabled VAK to assess the functionality of new products already in the design phase. VAK will next start using Tacton Design Automation in the sales process to support calculations for customer bids.

About Vak Oy

“Tacton Design Automation minimized construction errors and helped modularizing products, enabling last-minute changes based on customer’s demands when necessary.”

VAK Oy is one of the largest transport equipment manufacturers in the Nordics. It is a full-service company that also offers maintenance and rental service. Part of the company is also a rental service company VAK Vuokrapalvelut Oy and Swedish sales company VAK Sverige AB.

The Results

  • Design time was reduced significantly because all the parts are ready-made
    Design Automation minimized construction errors and helped modularizing products
  • Reduced design errors
  • After-sales and spare parts business became much easier