Perfetti van melle selects Selerant’s Product Lifecycle Management

perfetti-van-melle-and-manufacturing-technologyConfectionery major Perfetti van melle has selected Selerant’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software DevEX to manage 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.

“The 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,” said Carlo Colombo, Selerant CEO.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Perfetti van melle’s 2015 net sales total €2,615 million, with 15.6 percent sales originating from new product development. Perfetti van melle with 32 manufacturing facilities has global brands such as 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, which has offices in the United States, Italy, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, India, Serbia and Ukraine, has enterprise customers such as Nestle, Hillshire Brands, Brown-Forman, Bacardi, McCormick, Welch’s, Wrigley and Continental Mills.