Burder Industries, Australia

Burder Industries designs and manufactures materials handling equipment including front-end loaders, forklifts and trenchers. The company has over 5,000 unique designs and customises machinery for each client specification.


  • 2D design environment required highly skilled designers to produce documents and drawings
  • Shortcuts in previous 2D software resulted in design errors
  • Keeping track of revisions to designs
  • Skills shortages affecting number of skilled designers available


  • SolidWorks 3D interface is very intuitive
  • Errors caused by shortcuts and poor drawings in the 2D environment reduced by 80 per cent
  • PDMWorks data management tracks design iterations and controls access to the vault
  • Less skilled operators can be trained up to a high level of proficiency in a short space of time

“SolidWorks allows us to maintain the quality of our products no matter how transient our workforce becomes.”

Adam Fendyk
General Manager
Burder Industries