Janicki Industries – Jumpstarting New Success – SAP PLM with Integrated Engineering

Janicki Industries Success Story

Janicki Industries (Janicki), headquartered in Sedro-Woolley, Washington (USA), is a leading manufacturer of parts, prototypes, and tools made of advanced composite materials. Janicki specializes in aerospace parts and many industries rely on Janicki’s innovative, high-precision capabilities and advanced equipment to produce parts and tools for yachts, wind turbine blades, buses, and architectural components. Recently, Janicki decided to expand its aerospace division to further grow the business with parts for the aviation industry. This included achieving the AS9100 certification, a standard for quality management expected by Boeing and other top clients. For reaching this goal, Janicki introduced the SAP Business Suite SAP ERP which enables the continuous digitalization of the value chain. Janicki was particularly interested in a multi-CAD engineering system seamlessly integrated into SAP PLM. The idea was to improve their engineering processes and product data management, providing a solid foundation for the AS9100 quality management. This ambitious project was realized with assistance from CENIT North American Inc. together with two partners from Germany,  CENIT AG and DSC Software AG, both recognized integration specialists for SAP PLM. This article highlights the steps of this multi-CAD integration project, its features and the advantages for Janicki.


  • Collaborative product development in a multi-CAD environment with isolated systems
  • Difficult to find, reuse, and exchange design documents
  • No overview of individual projects with status and documents
  • Lack of transparency regarding product data (edit status, version, validity, etc.)
  • Lack of control regarding document access and adherence to process standards

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