GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., USA—July 30, 2019—Configura, maker of CET Designer software, announces partnership with Talos Engineered Products to create a CET Designer Extension. Talos is the leading manufacturer of pre-engineered and custom engineered material handling conveyor equipment and accessories.
“We needed a solution that would allow us to visualize systems in 3D, streamline our entire sales and order process, and shorten our lead time. CET Designer could do just that” said Talos Director of Equipment Sales Matt Harvey.
Used by thousands of people globally, CET Designer helps manufacturers and their distributors by providing a single software solution for space planning and product ordering. The solution is used in a number of industries that manufacture configurable products; industries include material handling, office furniture, kitchen and bath, industrial machinery and laboratory/healthcare.
CET Designer is Configura's "core" Parametric Graphical Configuration (PGC)-based software platform; an Extension is an addition to the program with functionality that incorporates all of the rules, parts and pricing of a given manufacturer's products.
Manufacturers, like Talos, partner with Configura to create CET Designer Extensions that make selling their products fast, easy and extremely accurate. The highly visual software enables 2D and 3D design, a project collaboration tool, photorealistic renderings, fly-thru videos, virtual and augmented reality experiences, instant pricing, parts lists and installation documents.
CET Designer is the leading space-planning software solution in the North American office furniture industry where Configura partners with such companies as Steelcase, Haworth, Herman Miller and others. Gaining traction in the material handling industry, Configura currently partners with AJ Products, EAB, DelLaval, Dematic, Gonvarri, Nederman, Spacesaver, Troax and Talos.
“One of our pain points in our ordering process is the lack of systems drawings being created early in the quoting phase. We have a program that creates bill of materials, but without systems drawings customers need to rely on previous knowledge about Talos’ equipment and be able to separate a block file” said Harvey.
Talos’ goal is to make it easier for customers to do business with them, by creating their systems drawings in CET Designer.
“Selling and designing solutions for warehouses and manufacturers is complex making the sales cycle in Material Handling industry long and complicated. Our software was created to streamline the sales process and make it easier for manufacturers, like Talos, to easily sell their product” said Configura Business Development Manager Brooke Snow. “As we enter the Material Handling Industry, we are so happy to be adding Talos to our CET Community.”
Talos plans to release their Extension on our Marketplace in February 2020.
Configura creates intelligent space-planning software for manufacturers, dealers and designers in the Contract Furniture, Kitchen and Bath, Material Handling, Industrial Machinery, and Laboratory and Healthcare industries. The company’s software products, including CET Designer, are used by more than 14,000 people around the world. Configura Sverige AB, the parent company, is headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, with commercial operations in Gothenburg, Sweden; Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shenzhen, China; and Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1990, Configura is privately owned with over 200 employees worldwide and annual sales of more than $18 million USD. More information at www.configura.com
About CET Designer
Based on technology created by Configura, CET Designer is intelligent, highly visual and intuitive space-planning software that simplifies specifying and selling of products in a variety of industries. It’s a complete solution that quickly and accurately handles every step of the sales and order process. In CET Designer, components that represent manufacturers’ products look and behave like actual products. Users drag and drop components into 2D and 3D virtual environments; behind the scenes, the software tracks components, calculates pricing and prevents user errors. Users can create and generate layouts, quotes, photorealistic renderings, movies, installation drawings, reconfigurations and bills of materials – in other words, everything needed to propose on work and place orders. CET Designer is the future of space planning. More information at www.configura.com/cet
Talos is an OEM of conveyor systems for the material handling industry, primarily focusing on parcel and airport baggage handling systems. While offering a wide range of equipment, we excel at fabricating powered conveyor and standard, or custom, chutes. For over 35 years we have been supporting our customers with world class service, quality and innovative solutions for their material handling challenges.