Integrating a Global Construction, Energy, and Biofuels Company with SOLIDWORKS Software

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Martifer Group

The Company

Martifer Group is on a mission to remake the way the world looks and runs. From the stunning steel structures and aluminium and glass façades that the company has created for stadiums, shopping malls, and airports, to the wind tower farms, renewable energy systems, and biofuels equipment it manufactures, Martifer has grown to become a global leader in the development of large-scale metallic structures and cutting-edge energy technologies.

Managing the company's explosive growth - Martifer now comprises 120 companies across 20 countries - has presented a host of technological challenges, according to António Caroço, director of information systems and best practices at Martifer. "The company has grown so quickly that we needed to take our systems and processes to a completely new level," Caroço explains. "We embarked on a huge transformation program that involved a thorough assessment of our processes, software, and systems in an effort to integrate our design work, take advantage of our diverse expertise, and generate greater efficiencies across the organisation.

The Challenge

Integrate a global enterprise spanning 20 countries to leverage the company's diverse expertise and decrease production costs.

The Solution

Standardise on SOLIDWORKS integrated CAD/CAE/PDM solutions to manage the company's diverse operations and design data.

The Result

  • Reduced development cycles by 15 percent
  • Increased innovation
  • Decreased material costs
  • Integrated a diverse global organisation

"SOLIDWORKS software enables us to do what no one else can. The success of our CAD effort gave us the confidence to move ahead with additional SOLIDWORKS Simulation and PDM tools."

António Caroço
Director of Information Systems and Best Practices, Martifer Group