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Product Families / Platforms

Base law: keep the relation between the number of living parts and the number of produced models as low as possible (Renius 1976).

If we apply this law to the evolving environment just described, we understand the need for agricultural equipment manufacturers to put an extraordinary effort in the component standardization.

In effect, they have developed families of products, also called “product platforms”, with various models sharing an increasing number of common components.

The characteristics of these families are clearly described in the work of prof. K. Renius, “Global tractor development: product families and technology levels” (30th Opatija Symposium, 2002)

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