The company HWA AG in Affalterbach in Baden-Württemberg is an autonomous 360° engineering expert in the areas of car racing and high-performance vehicles. The 300-strong company was founded in 1998 as a spin-off of the former motor sport division of AMG. Right from the start until it left DTM in 2018, HWA was responsible for the DTM program of Mercedes-AMG and today is still the most successful team in the history of DTM. The setting up and support of the customer sports program of Mercedes-AMG is also in the hands of HWA. Within the framework of its racing activities, HWA is active with its own racing team HWA RACELAB in the junior series Formula 2 and Formula 3 as well as a task force for Mercedes-Benz EQ in Formula E. Additionally, HWA supplies components and small-series vehicles, such as road sports cars. The HWA designers have always worked with CATIA. In 2015, it was amended with Siemens NX 10, this introduction inspired HWA to carry out an all-round reform of existing systems – including a changeover of the integration solution SAP CAD Desktop (CDESK) to SAP Engineering Control Center (SAP ECTR). Below are some of the highlights of the overall project, as well as the main stages and key successes of the integration changeover.
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