Press Release: Perfetti van melle Selects Trace One’s Product Lifecycle Management Software Trace One Devex PLM

| Product Lifecycle Management | Food & Beverage
Posted By: Trace One

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 Trace One’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software Trace One Devex PLM to manage all product development and compliance needs.

Trace One’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 Trace One has focused solely on developing PLM solutions for process manufacturers. The unique integration in Trace One Devex PLM of the compliance assessment into the product lifecycle has proven to be the right solution for today’s global competing food companies.”  -Carlo Colombo, Trace One 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 Trace One’s Trace One Devex PLM 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. Trace One’s Trace One Devex PLM platform is completely configurable and customizable to its users’ needs. 

About Trace One

Founded in 1990, Trace One 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. Trace One has offices in the United States, Italy, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, India, Serbia and Ukraine.   

Trace One customers include:

  • Nestlé
  • Hillshire Brands
  • Brown-Forman
  • Bacardi
  • McCormick
  • Welch’s
  • Wrigley
  • Continental Mills