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Cimteq’s CEO to join Interwire’19 Operations Innovation Panel

Ali Shehab, CEO, Cimteq, will be joining a prestigious line-up of speakers within the cable industry’s most influential companies at Interwire 2019, May 13-16 2019, at The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Amongst the speakers is, Andy Talbot, Vice-President, Mid-South Wire, Dave Hawker, Vice President, Nexans, Richard Wagner, Vice President, Insteel Wire Products and Tom Heberling, Senior Vice President, Southwire.

The conference provides a platform for delegates to hear and see what manufacturers are talking and doing about the next generation of wire and cable making. Ali Shehab will also be hosting a Technical Program on The Smart Factory during the 5 day conference.

Ali Shehab says ” Using Smart assets in your factory does not make the factory a Smart Factory, in the same way a Smart phone does not make the person Smart. A Smart Factory must exhibit the characteristics of communication, adaptability, continuous improvement and collaboration. Industry 4.0 is not the future, it is here and yielding benefits by those that adopt its concept”.

Interwire includes WAI’s 89th Annual Convention; its 3rd Global Continuous Casting Forum; a full exposition in Hall A; and a collocation of the International Fastener Manufacturing Exposition (IFME).

For more information or to attend the conference as a guest of Cimteq, please contact Katy Harrison, Marketing Manager, Cimteq, katy.harrison@cimteq.com.

 

Happy Christmas from all at Cimteq

Happy Christmas from all of us at Cimteq. We thank all our customers and partners for their continued support.

During the Christmas break, Cimteq will be closing the office from 1pm on 24th December 2018 and re-opening on Tuesday 2nd January 2019 at 9am.

 

Cimteq Christmas Event 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cimteq hosted a Christmas party with a difference this year on Saturday 8th December at Whitewater Active in Llangollen, Wales.

Katy Harrison, Marketing Manager at Cimteq says ” We fancied hosting a party with a difference and decided to go for something a little more adventurous. The team were offered a choice of 2 activities, including white water rafting on the river Dee in Llangollen or archery. The team that opted for white water rafting were certainly offered an adventure not to be forgotten. As it was December, the water was extremely white due to heavy rain the previous few days. The instructors were very thorough in terms of their safety briefing which had to be conducted in a field prior to hitting the water due to the ferocity of the river. Once we hit the water, it was an adrenaline fuelled ride from start to finish. There was one scary moment when we lost the CEO over board but thankfully he was rescued before we lost him down river. It was an excellent experience and we want to thank the team at Whitewater Active in Llangollen for looking after us so well. I thoroughly recommend this for a corporate team building exercise”.

The events were followed by a three course Christmas lunch at The Cornmill in Llangollen where the team enjoyed the rest of the day in a more relaxed environment, overlooking the River Dee where we had previously flown past in the morning.

 

Cimteq Wins Customer Excellence Award

Cimteq Ltd, a leading software provider for the design and manufacturing of cables, has won the award for the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber Customer Excellence Award.

Ali Shehab, CEO, Cimteq says “We are delighted to win the Customer Excellence Award. To be shortlisted for this award is an honour, to win is a perfect finish to a fantastic year for Cimteq. It is testament to the hard work and ingenuity from the team at Cimteq that has made such a difference to the service we provide our customers. We also want to take this opportunity to thank our customers for their loyalty and support”.

Robert Douglass, Operations Manager, Cimteq says “At Cimteq one of our core values is customer first, we strive to provide excellent customer service throughout our working day and winning this award demonstrates our commitment to our customers and the service we provide”.

“One of the standout features of working with CableBuilder is the support we have received from Cimteq. Any helpdesk case raised has received a high level of commitment aimed at ensuring customer satisfaction. Cimteq are prepared to go the “extra mile”, it is good to know that this level of support is just a phone call or an e mail away”. Chris Huntly, Cable Design Manager, Aberdare Cables.

The award was announced at the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce Annual Ball & Recognition Awards on Friday 16th November 2018 at Chester Racecourse, Chester. The annual event saw nearly 400 guests gather to celebrate a successful year in business, whilst raising money for the charity, The Hospice of the Good Shepherd.

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Cimteq announced as a finalist for Customer Excellence Award

Cimteq has been shortlisted for the WCNW Chamber Customer Excellence Award.  The award ceremony will be held at the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce on Friday 16th November at Chester Racecourse, Chester.

Ali Shehab, CEO, Cimteq says “I am delighted that Cimteq are being bench marked against the best companies at customer service”.

Robert Douglass, Operations Manager, adds “At Cimteq, we are dedicated to providing a high level of service & support to our customers. We have a modern support system, which allows customers to log tickets 24 hours a day. Our implementation staff are the first people to meet new customers in a face-to-face environment and as they are the face of Cimteq, they are focused and trained on delivering excellent customer service. They are with the customer every part of the journey in implementing our software solutions, including site visits to conduct scoping work shops and training, then in the office providing support as and when required and bi-weekly meetings to monitor the project delivery”.

“One of the standout features of working with CableBuilder is the support we have received form Cimteq. Any helpdesk case raised by myself has received a high level of commitment aimed at ensuring customer satisfaction. Cimteq are prepared to go the “extra mile”, it is good to know that this level of support is just a phone call or an e mail away.”. Chris Huntley, Cable Design Manager, Aberdare Cables.

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Cimteq receives £2.5m Investment to Support Significant Growth Plan

Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”) has invested £2.5 million into Cimteq Limited (“Cimteq”). This investment will enable the company to take the next step in its development and expansion over the next few years. Foresight is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager which has been investing in technology companies for over 30 years.

Ali Shehab established Cimteq in 1998 to provide business software implementation and process control consultancy to the cable manufacturing industry, using his extensive experience and passion for improving productivity and streamlining the manufacturing process, to develop CableBuilder and CableMES.

The company operates from their Head Office in Wrexham, with a global reach, delivering software solutions for the cable manufacturing industry to companies worldwide including Europe, Americas, Middle East, Asia and Africa.

With over half a century of experience in the Cable Manufacturing Industry, Ali Shehab, CEO and Amanda Shehab, Director, will both continue to manage the company with additional senior resource including a highly experienced incoming non-executive Chairman, Bryan Taylor, and a new Finance Director.

Ali Shehab, CEO, Cimteq, says “This is an incredibly exciting time for Cimteq. We have seen the company grow steadily from its conception in 1998. We are thrilled that this investment enables us to take the company into the next phase of development, with huge growth expected in the next few years”.

Amanda Shehab, Director, Cimteq, says, “Cimteq has come a long way in the last 20 years. We want to take this opportunity to thank our current customers, some of whom we have worked with for many years. We build strong relationships with our customers and tailor our solutions to individual customer requirements to ensure that they gain the maximum benefit from our software solutions. This recent development will enable us to build on the high levels of customer service we already provide and enhance our expertise in this sector”.

Matthew Pomroy, Investment Manager, Foresight says “With Foresight’s support and the unique market leading software offering, coupled with the team’s exceptional expertise in the sector, we believe there is significant opportunity to grow Cimteq rapidly over the next 3 to 5 years. We are hugely excited to be part of Cimteq’s journey moving forwards”.

CableMES is a Manufacturing Execution System designed specifically for the cable manufacturing industry to enable manufacturers to more effectively plan, manage and control every aspect of the manufacturing process.

CableBuilder is the world leader in engineering and costing software for the wire and cable industry and is used in hundreds of cable factories worldwide. CableBuilder software was borne out of the demand within the cable industry to simplify the complex management of cable-design data from the initial design concept all the way through to delivering the full bill-of-materials directly to the ERP system.

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Cimteq appoints Graduate Technical Consultants

Cimteq has appointed Graduate Technical Consultants, Alun Owens and Greg Janicki to join the rapidly growing team at Cimteq.

Robert Douglass, Operations Manager at Cimteq, explains “To support the company’s growth and in line with our strategy of growing talent within the business, we have recently employed two local graduates”.

This week, the graduates, alongside our other recent new starter, James Concannon, Technical Account Manager, have started a two week training course on our flagship product, CableBuilder.

CableBuilder software was born out of the demand within the cable industry to simplify the complex management of cable design data from the initial design concept all the way through to delivering the full bill-of-materials directly to the ERP  system.

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Cimteq appoints Technical Account Manager

Cimteq has appointed a new Technical Account Manager, James Concannon. James will be based at our Head Office based in Wrexham in the U.K and will be travelling to customer sites world-wide.

Richard Cotter, Sales & Marketing Manager, Cimteq says; “Cimteq is continually growing as its customer base grows and as its product offerings expand. We are at an exciting stage in our development with a drive for significant growth.  We are dedicated in providing excellent levels of service to our customers. To this aim, we have employed a full-time Technical Account Manager who is responsible for looking after existing customers to ensure that not only are we providing the expected levels of service but also to communicate directly and frequently with the customer to see how we can improve on our customer experience”.

James will be responsible for managing customer accounts and ensuring total customer satisfaction.

James says; “I’m really looking forward to starting my role at Cimteq.  It’s an exciting time for the business and I’m keen to help the company grow and develop as much as possible over the coming months and into 2019″.

Cimteq has recently been nominated as a finalist for the WCNW Chamber Customer Excellence Award, due to be announced at the end of November 2018.

 

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Cimteq demonstrates its capabilities at Wire China

Cimteq Ltd exhibited at Wire China on 26-29th September 2018 at Shanghai International New Expo Centre. Wire China is recognized as the largest trade fair for its industry in Wire Asia. The company was showcasing its flagship products CableBuilder and CableMES, a Manufacturing Execution System specifically for the wire and cable manufacturing industry.

Yufei Du, Business Development Manager, APAC, and Matt Rowlands, Manufacturing Systems Engineer, were on hand at Wire China to welcome visitors to our newly branded stand; Yufei explains; “This year’s exhibition has been a great success with the opportunity to meet many wire and cable industry professionals. We did multiple demonstrations each day on both CableMES and CableBuilder and had a 107% uplift on the number of leads generated compared to 2016. We had experts available to demonstrate the capabilities of both CableBuilder and CableMES. Over the last few years, Cimteq has taken a strategic approach to develop the Chinese market and Wire China is the fitting platform to meet professionals from the wire and cable manufacturing industry. We have had some excellent exposure at the exhibition and look forward to working with contacts we have met over the last few days”.

In the past year, Cimteq has been awarded a major contract to implement CableMES from an international manufacturer of custom wire & cable in the USA. The CableMES solution has been implemented to maximize plant production, improve product quality, reduce inventory and ensure on time delivery. As a supervisory system, CableMES offers real-time visibility of the shop floor, production order sequencing, drum & raw material management, tracks and reduces work in progress and is used to uncover hidden production capacity. CableMES is a Manufacturing Execution System designed specifically for the cable manufacturing industry to enable manufacturers to more effectively plan, manage and control every aspect of the manufacturing process. It is powerful and simple to use and helps to keep on top of material and production variances and tracks product quality.

Cimteq won a significant contract from a leading cable manufacturer for the design and manufacturing of cables, to implement CableBuilder to its design and manufacturing hub in China.

Ali Shehab, CEO, Cimteq says “Cimteq is committed to delivering innovative software products and services to the cable manufacturing industry in China. CableBuilder is proven to make a huge difference to a company’s efficiency, waste reduction, improved design, accurate data and costing and excellent customer service which leads to decreased costs and increased sales”.

CableBuilder is the world leader in engineering and costing software for the wire and cable industry and is used in hundreds of cable factories worldwide. CableBuilder software was borne out of the demand within the cable industry to simplify the complex management of cable-design data from the initial design concept all the way through to delivering the full bill-of-materials directly to the ERP system. CableBuilder allows you to dynamically produce accurate production costs and bill-of-materials based on customer required length, Auto-generate datasheets, manufacturing instructions and management reports in any format, provide full cable design search facility and reuse existing designs, generate 3D photo-realistic images and full ERP integration

Cimteq’s Implementation Consultant a finalist for the WCNW Chamber Young Person Award

We are delighted to announce that Dave Hughes, Implementation Consultant at Cimteq has been short listed as a finalist for the WCNW Chamber Young Person Award. The candidate for this award needs to demonstrate that they have developed and grown their skill set, made a significant contribution to the business, are dedicated, enthusiastic and have a positive attitude.

Dave has been with Cimteq for nearly three years, coming fresh from University. Since then, Dave has developed his skills on a technical level, his ability to support our customers, his professionalism and his problem solving skills.

Rob Douglass, Operations Manager at Cimteq says; “Here at Cimteq, we have a team of highly skilled and experienced personnel and Dave is no exception. Dave is an enthusiastic member of the team, is keen to take on tasks that will improve his knowledge and expertise and is willing to help his colleagues. Dave is a worthy candidate for this award and we look forward to attending the Awards ceremony in November”.

The award will be presented at the West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce Annual Ball and Recognition Awards to be held in The Pavilion at Chester Racecourse on Friday 16th November.

 

 

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