Gears up for faster time to market and better product development processes
Milan, Italy – October 5, 2016
Perfetti van melle, one of the world's largest manufacturers and distributors of confectionery and chewing gum, today announced its selection of Selerant’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software Devex to manage all product development and compliance needs.
Selerant’s PLM platform will allow Perfetti van melle to unify and control critical aspects of New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI) from innovation and R&D, spec and formulation management to compliance and packaging.
“For 25+ years Selerant has focused solely on developing PLM solutions for process manufacturers. The unique integration in Devex of the compliance assessment into the product lifecycle has proven to be the right solution for today’s global competing food companies.” -Carlo Colombo, Selerant CEO
Established in March 2001 and headquartered in the Netherlands, Perfetti van melle’s 2015 net sales total €2,615m, with 15.6 percent of those sales originating from new product development. Its global brands span one hundred and fifty countries with 17,700 employees, forty operating companies and thirty-two manufacturing facilities. Global brands include Mentos, Chupa Chups and Alpenliebe.
Use of Selerant’s Devex platform will enable Perfetti van melle to maintain visibility into its product development initiatives through centralized data management, effective cost management and standardization of processes. Selerant’s Devex platform is completely configurable and customizable to its users’ needs.
Founded in 1990, Selerant Corporation is a leading global provider of processed-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software and consulting services within three core manufacturing segments: Food & Beverages, Personal Care/Pharmaceutical and Specialty Chemicals. Selerant has offices in the United States, Italy, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, India, Serbia and Ukraine.