Open Building Solutions Limited completed its installation of the Preference PrefSuite Window and Door Manufacturing software in its newly created facility in New Plymouth, New Zealand.

“When we were looking for a software solution for a window manufacturing plant in New Zealand, we were not in the window manufacturing business,” says Pramod Khatri, chief executive/managing director of Open Building Solutions. “We visited multiple sites in North America and heard first hand from many of Preference North America’s clients. Having gained confidence in their software capabilities, we were still left with challenges as we were entering a market segment with little direct experience, namely; how to set up a plant, what processes to use for manufacturing, would our product design work, what to do about machine connectivity to our system, to name a few.”

In addition to acquiring PNA’s software, Open Door used PNA’s consulting services to validate its product design.


“They assisted us in laying out the plant floor and production flow. We also worked with their management in development of our strategic market entry methodologies,” adds Khatri. “Fourteen months after we made the strategic decision to enter the window manufacturing business, we successfully shipped our first product from our brand new window manufacturing plant.”


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