KSB Group and Cobuilder bring innovation to online product configurators

Modified on February 14, 2020

Cobuilder concluded a strategic agreement with KSB Group, a leading supplier of pumps, valves, to further develop their online tool into a cutting-edge product configurator based on real-time data.

As part of the agreement, we will facilitate the alignment between three different IT systems by structuring KSB’s product information using standardised data templates.

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Cobuilder signed a strategic agreement with KSB to connect its pump configurator to the BIM data portal.

The result will be a huge amount of product data flowing seamlessly back and forth between the various platforms to meet the needs of each individual construction project.

The KSB Group has already pioneered the development of tools for the online selection and online marketing of its sophisticated products in the past. The continuous improvement of the online configurators and the associated data management is thus an important step taken by the manufacturer to consolidate its leading role on the market.

End-users are only required to interact with a single interface hosted by the KSB Group. This allows them to access structured product information and 3D visualisation of the pump or valve and download all relevant information for a pump or valve they have configured.

Oliver Kraus, Global Executive Officer at KSB, comments:

Oliver Kraus, Global Executive Officer at KSB

Cobuilder has a proven track record when it comes to exploiting the potential of product data in construction. With this partnership, we will achieve interoperability across multiple software systems and will provide our customers with the best possible experience while using our product configurator.

Andrea Minerdo, Cobuilder VP Global Sales, shared: “The product manufacturers within construction are being pushed hard to provide better and better digital services. KSB is a great example of a consolidated global manufacturer being able to apply innovation in a systematic way through the adoption of industry standards. We at Cobuilder are honored to partner with KSB into developing this cutting-edge technology. “

For more information about the strategic agreement, please read KSB Press Release.