Manufacturing Firm Sees Benefit of Communications Investment in Slower Economy
Ohio-based Stoneridge designs and produces highly engineered electrical systems and components that are used in automobiles, commercial trucks, and agricultural vehicles. The company depends on its communications solutions to bring together teams around the world to collaborate on design projects. In 2009, Stoneridge invested significantly in its communications infrastructure to provide presence, instant messaging, conferencing, and enterprise voice capabilities for its employees. In August 2010, it extended those capabilities by deploying Microsoft Lync Server 2010, taking advantage of more flexible architecture and making Lync Server an integral part of its telephony and collaboration solutions across the businesses.