NX Case Study: Ducati

By JerrySarfati

NX is the tool we use from the moment we start thinking about a new project up to its completion,” explains Piero Giusti, information technology manager for R&D at Ducati Motor Holding. “NX is used to design many different motorbike components, including the wheels, the chassis and the body, as well as custom parts – virtually everything except the engine.”

Ducati Siemens NX


  • Extensive system of partners and suppliers

  • Increasing use of electronics and software in motorbikes

Keys To Success:

  • NX used for product development purposes from initial concept to product launch

  • Teamcenter used to integrate all product development operations and sites

  • NX functionality for integrated cabling design


  • Development cycle for a new motorbike down from 36-40 months to 24

  • Existing models updated yearly

  • Parallel development of cabling, electronics, software and accessories

  • Paper documents eliminated from manufacturing and the warehouse


Automotive & Transportation

Client’s Primary Business:

Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A is a leader in the design and production of high-end motorbikes.

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