The development of security antennas (EAS antennas) for the retail industry is the core business of the tech company Gunnebo Gateway. The antennas, that are engineered and manufactured in Motala, Sweden, protect thousands of shops in Sweden and are exported almost all over the world. In addition, Gateway is constantly developing new pioneering solutions within the area of EAS, which stands for Electronic article surveillance, a technological method for preventing shoplifting from retail.
The designs of Gateway’s products are created in Solid Edge, from Siemens Digital Industries. The CAD system has served its design engineers well for a long time, as have Nextage as their CAD partner.
Tommy Gunninge is Mechanical Engineer at Gunnebo Gateway.
“I started to work in Solid Edge CAD when I joined Gateway 15 years ago. I had worked in other CAD systems earlier, and but realised instantly that Solid Edge CAD was a very intuitive and easy to get up-and-running with.”
Built into Gateway’s products are software and functionalities that provide the shop owners with relevant information such as numbers of visitors, and waiting times for fitting rooms and checkouts to the store owners. This is information is then used to enhance and optimize the customer experience.