Cimteq takes the stage at CRU Wire and Cable 2020

Cimteq is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at the CRU Wire and Cable 2020 virtual conference next month. The company is also sponsoring the two-day event, which takes on 22 and 23 July 2020. It’s being hosted by CRU whose series of conferences have proved a popular meeting place for the world’s cable and wire makers and their supply chains for some 14 years.

A fully immersive virtual experience awaits delegates, with the opportunity to attend seminars and pose questions as well as arrange 1-2-1 meetings. The focus of the event is the wire and cable industry’s role on the road to post-Covid recovery.

Commented Mike Braddock, CEO at Cimteq: “We are excited to be joining CRU at its virtual exhibition next month.  This will be a first for us and we’re currently busy preparing material to ensure that our virtual booth is interesting and informative for the attendees. As we slowly ease out of lockdown, the benefits of the smart factory are even more important. We are looking forward to welcoming show delegates from virtually everywhere, to visit us or arrange 1-2-1 meetings, to find out how we can help them on their journey.”

Topics to be explored during the show include:

  • What the crisis and expected recovery mean for the wire and cable industry
  • Which market segments will be the winners and losers in the ‘new normal’
  • How the industry may be impacted by government stimulus models.

The extensive agenda and format include:

  • C-level executive leadership panel discussions and views on recovery
  • Product specific wire and cable market discussions with industry experts
  • Showcases of recent innovation in wire and cable design and production.

APAC Regional Sales Manager for Cimteq, Yufei Du, will be presenting with an update on The Smart Factory, and how Industry 4.0 technologies can support acceleration from lockdown. He will be presenting alongside C-level executive leaders, including keynote speaker Srinivas Siripurapu, Executive Vice President and Chief R & D Officer, Prysmian Group.

Yufei will also be on hand with colleague Frederik Becker, European Sales Manager, in Cimteq’s virtual booth to showcase the new CableBuilder family including the new off-the-shelf, cloud-based product ‘CableBuilder Go’ and CableMES, the manufacturing execution system specifically for the wire and cable industry.

To arrange a 1-2-1 meeting with Yufei or the wider team, and to learn more about Cimteq’s products or for details on how to register for the conference, please contact Katy Harrison, Marketing Manager [email protected].

Is it really possible to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes?

Cimteq is pleased to announce its webinar ‘Learn to design, quote and manufacture a new cable in less than 30 minutes’ will take place on Friday 10 July 2020 in the two timeslots of 10:00 (London) and 16:00 (London).

The webinar will be presented by Frederik Becker, Regional Sales Manager (EMEA), Cimteq and Albert Groothedde, CEO, InnoVites.

How cable design and build process can be accelerated will be the key focus of the webinar, covering the following steps:

  • Understanding customer requirement
  • Creating a bespoke product design
  • Confirming the order to the customer with full pricing details
  • Creating an accurate delivery plan, based on available resources and materials
  • Sending detailed instructions to the factory for execution.

The session will include a demonstration of the fully integrated, end-to end CableSuite solution which

harnesses the collective power of three software products:

  • CableBuilder – managing cable product data through the typical workflow milestones of design, customer quotation, ordering, production, quality assurance and ERP system
  • CableERP – Enterprise software based on the powerful Microsoft D365 technology
  • CableMES – for the monitoring, control and execution of real-time cable production.

About the presenters

Albert Groothedde is the founding owner and CEO at InnoVites. Over the last 13 years, he has led InnoVites’ drive to deliver software solutions that are entirely bespoke to the cable industry.

Frederik Becker is Cimteq’s Regional Sales Manager for the EMEA region. He has several years of sales and sales management experience, working for some of wire and cable’s most prestigious companies.

Through their strategic partnership, Cimteq and InnoVites have successfully deployed the CableSuite solution to cable companies around the world.

Format

The webinar will be 60 minutes in duration and will end with a Q&A session.

Register here

A recording of the webinar will be made available to all interested parties who are unable to attend on 10 July.

The shows must go on! Wire Dusseldorf and Wire China

As countries across the world are emerging from lockdown, there’s a collective focus on how the cable and wire community can come back even stronger than before.

Cimteq is pleased to confirm its support of two important 2020 trade shows: Wire China (23 to 26 September 2020) and Wire Dusseldorf  (7 to 11 December 2020). As the largest cable trade show in Asia, Wire China offers access to some 1,600 exhibitors. While, Wire Dusseldorf has expanded its portfolio to include, for the first time, fastening elements and springs and expects in excess of 38,000 trade visitors over the five days of the show.

Understandably, exhibitors and visitors alike seek reassurance that both venues ensure their shows’ energy is matched by a robust approach to Covid-19 safety.

Mike Braddock, Cimteq CEO, comments on preparations for the events: “The trade fair organisers Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai, Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute Ltd and the Metallurgical Council of China were quick to set up a Covid-19 emergency team consisting of project team leaders, risk management and legal experts. I’m happy to report that this team has kept us informed of all new protocols at every step of the way. We’re really excited to be showcasing at both events.  We’ll be offering demonstrations of our new CableBuilder family of products (more on that soon) and CableMES.”

For further information on Cimteq at Wire China and Wire Dusseldorf, contact Katy Harrison, marketing manager at Cimteq at [email protected]

The future for cable manufacture

As many parts of the globe start to ease out of lockdown and resume elements of ‘business as usual’, the overall picture for cable manufacturing is anything but usual. Safe working practices will need to be reviewed and physical distancing measures will need to be implemented for factories to be able to open and resume work. However, as a sector, cable manufacturers have an infinite capacity to adapt and discover new ways of working that will enable business to thrive despite the future constraints that need be met. The adoption of Industry 4.0 is suddenly more important than ever.

Industry 4.0 and what it means for cable manufacturing has been at the forefront of cable manufacturing conferences and exhibitions for some time, and part of this is the introduction of innovative software solutions, such as Cimteq’s CableBuilder and CableMES.

Ali Shehab, Cimteq President explains: “The changes this recent crisis will bring across the globe represents a real opportunity for cable manufacturers. As different industries look at doing more online or on a local level, so the need for all types of cable and wire will increase. This will include everything from an increase in local energy generation through to the necessity of great connectivity and communications. The most important thing for cable manufacturers is for them to be ready to be able to meet the increased demand. Now more than ever is it important to invest in the tools to make Industry 4.0 and the Smart factory a reality.”

A staggering 80% of cable costs can be attributed to raw material alone. Reducing the cost of cable production is therefore key in maintaining profitability. And the starting point is cable design. Cimteq’s CableBuilder software manages the complete cycle of cable design and manufacture through typical workflow milestones of Design, Customer Quotation, Ordering, Production, Quality Assurance and ERP system.

By consolidating different processes and systems into a single application, CableBuilder delivers three key benefits to cable manufacturers – accurate costings, reduced waste and the automation of labour-intensive tasks.

In addition, CableMES is a manufacturing execution system designed specifically for the wire and cable manufacturing industry, which enables real-time monitoring and control of the cable production.

To learn how your company can move towards a smart factory with the implementation of CableBuilder and CableMES visit the website www.cimteq.com or contact Katy Harrison, Cimteq marketing manager at [email protected] for more information.

 

Partners Cimteq and AESA host joint webinar to demonstrate unified cable design and testing solutions

Strategic partners, cable industry experts Cimteq and Aesa Cortaillod, are running a joint webinar on 19th May 2020 to demonstrate unified cable testing solution from product design direct to cable testing equipment using Cimteq’s cable design software, CableBuilder and AESA Cortaillod’s quality management software, CIQ.

Cimteq and Aesa Cortaillod recently announced the launch of a new prototype which integrates Cimteq’s cable design software, CableBuilder, with Aesa Cortaillod’s quality management software, CIQ.

Amanda Shehab, Director, Cimteq and Manuel Felder, Senior Area Sales Manager will be hosting the webinar, with two slots available at 10 am (GMT) and 4pm (GMT) on Tuesday 19th May. You can register here for the webinar and book your preferred time slot.

Since the announcement of a strategic partnership between the cable industry experts over 18 months ago, the two companies having been working together to develop this prototype which is the culmination of the companies combining their sixty years’ cable industry knowledge.

As a global leader in cable metrology, Aesa Cortaillod provides state-of-the-art measuring systems, devices and quality-performance services from its factories in Switzerland, Germany and China. Wales-based Cimteq is an industry leader in cable design and manufacturing software. The two companies identified that a partnership could develop even greater benefits for customers on both sides through increased profitability, improved quality and savings in materials.

Ali Shehab, President, comments: “By seamlessly interconnecting CableBuilder and CIQ through a single and universal interface, it is possible to simplify the overall handling of large design and production data pools. The power of CableBuilder, with its bespoke management of all cable manufacturing product and process data, provides a one-stop shop for controlled delivery and transfer of test plans to the shop floor, connecting directly with the test devices.

“This represents a quantum step towards the ‘smart factory’ with the ultimate goal of closing the loop from the initial cable design concept all the way to production and delivery, resulting in significant raw material savings, improvements in quality, and major productivity gains”.

Amanda Shehab, Director, adds: “In future, we also plan to integrate our CableMES with AESA’s CIQ, as it provides a highly sophisticated analysis tool. It is vital that CableMES knows the quality status of every piece of material, finished and semi-finished product on the shop floor. This can be done through CabeMES’s own quality module, or through a third-party system like CIQ. The benefits of integrating with CIQ is that we would then have direct integration to AESA’s own measurements equipment too.”

Aesa Cortaillod’s CEO, Vincent Arbet-Engels, Ph.D,: “Accurate, reliable measurement data is at the heart of any cable manufacturer’s drive for continuous improvement. Enhanced quality and process of course in turn lead to competitor advantage. The CIQ quality management system supports traceability features as well as extended quality improvement and data management capabilities. In very real terms, it opens a window on to the shop floor by tracking process and test data, not to mention production history.

“Its integration with CableBuilder will have significant benefits for our clients; not least that automatically pulling data from CableBuilder will mean a lot less data to set up inside CIQ.”

For more information, please contact Katy Harrison, Cimteq Marketing Manager, [email protected]

Strategic partnership announces first Japanese cable project

Wire and cable industry experts Cimteq and Toho International Inc have entered into a new strategic partnership to launch CableBuilder – Cimteq’s cable design solution – into the Japanese wire and cable manufacturing market. Following the forging of the partnership, the companies are delighted to announce their first project together.

UK-based Cimteq is an industry leader in cable design and manufacturing software. CableBuilder is Cimteq’s flagship product for cable design, which is already implemented in hundreds of wire and cable plants around the world. With over 160 wire and cable manufacturing companies in Japan, generating a combined revenue of over 16 billion USD, the company recognized this as an important market for the business.

Working with Toho International, Cimteq is now exploring Japanese opportunities further. Toho International is a trading company that specializes in importing high performing solutions and machines from top suppliers around the world into Japan, to deliver the most advanced technologies to its wire and cable manufacturers.

Koji Yamashita, Deputy Division Director, at Toho International explains: “We recognized the value that CableBuilder provides early on. Through its accurate design and costing, integration with ERP, quick quotations, automated datasheets, and 2D and 3D drawings, it can have a massive impact on businesses in Japan. We are delighted to add this technology to our portfolio.”

Mike Braddock, CEO at Cimteq, added: “We identified Toho International as a complementary partner for us, which would enable us to deliver substantial benefits to customers in Japan. We are utilising Toho’s strengths and close links in the market, combined with our software expertise in cable design. It is already shaping up as a mutually beneficial partnership.”

Cimteq and Toho are pleased to announce the selection of CableBuilder by a major wire and cable manufacturer in Japan. The decision to select CableBuilder was driven by a need to streamline the new product design process, reduce the time required to produce quotes and increase costing accuracy for new products, which ultimately affects the company’s ability to win future contracts.

CableBuilder meets these requirements as standard. The implementation of CableBuilder will mean that many of the processes currently being carried out manually will be automated. This will include automating calculations, generation of datasheets, and 2D and 3D drawings. CableBuilder’s production simulation module will also be used to allow accurate cost calculation for different run lengths.

For further information on Cimteq and Toho International’s partnership, or to find out more about CableBuilder, contact Katy Harrison, marketing manager at Cimteq at [email protected]

Cimteq hosts webinar on “How to create professional 3D wire and cable designs with CableBuilder 3D

Cimteq is hosting a webinar on 22nd April 2020 at 10 am (GMT) and 4pm (GMT). The event, presented by Ali Shehab, President at Cimteq, demonstrates how to create professional, photo-realistic 3D images for use in reports, datasheets, quotations and catalogues. The webinar includes a tutorial on how to print 3D wire and cable models direct to your 3D printer.

CableBuilder 3D leverages the power of Autodesk Inventor to deliver a fully integrated 3D CAD tool within the CableBuilder environment. Designs produced in CableBuilder 3D can generate professional, photo-realistic images through the simple click of a button. These images are stored in the database and can be integrated into any CableBuilder documentation such as datasheets, reports or product catalogues. The quality of the images enables you to communicate more effectively with your customers.

• Produce professional customer facing product datasheets direct from CableBuilder without the need to hire photographers or engage expensive agencies.

• Gain a competitive advantage over your rivals by including professional photo-realistic 3D images with customer quotations to bring the product to life.

• Simplify complex lay-ups for the production teams by including 3D images in the production notes.

• Integrate CableBuilder and 3D imaging into your website to enable your customers to search directly for their cable requirements online.

• Seamlessly integrated with CableBuilder design, quotation and manufacturing module as well as CableMES.

In line with this, Cimteq is running a competition to win a Wanhao i3Plus Duplicator 3D Printer. Deadline for entries is Wednesday 15th April 2020 and the winner will be notified on 20th April 2020. Enter via the online form.

You can register for the webinar via the online form or contact Katy Harrison, Marketing Manager, [email protected]

New prototype launched by strategic partnership between Cimteq and AESA

Strategic partners, cable industry experts Cimteq and Aesa Cortaillod, have announced the launch of a new prototype which integrates Cimteq’s cable design software, CableBuilder, with Aesa Cortaillod’s quality management software, CIQ.

Since the announcement of a strategic partnership between the cable industry experts over 18 months ago, the two companies having been working together to develop this prototype which is the culmination of the companies combining their sixty years’ cable industry knowledge.

As a global leader in cable metrology, Aesa Cortaillod provides state-of-the-art measuring systems, devices and quality-performance services from its factories in Switzerland, Germany and China. Wales-based Cimteq is an industry leader in cable design and manufacturing software. The two companies identified that a partnership could develop even greater benefits for customers on both sides through increased profitability, improved quality and savings in materials.

Ali Shehab, President, comments: “By seamlessly interconnecting CableBuilder and CIQ through a single and universal interface, it is possible to simplify the overall handling of large design and production data pools. The power of CableBuilder, with its bespoke management of all cable manufacturing product and process data, provides a one-stop shop for controlled delivery and transfer of test plans to the shop floor, connecting directly with the test devices.

“This represents a quantum step towards the ‘smart factory’ with the ultimate goal of closing the loop from the initial cable design concept all the way to production and delivery, resulting in significant raw material savings, improvements in quality, and major productivity gains”.

Amanda Shehab, Director, adds: “In future, we also plan to integrate our CableMES with AESA’s CIQ, as it provides a highly sophisticated analysis tool. It is vital that CableMES knows the quality status of every piece of material, finished and semi-finished product on the shop floor. This can be done through CabeMES’s own quality module, or through a third-party system like CIQ. The benefits of integrating with CIQ is that we would then have direct integration to AESA’s own measurements equipment too.”

Aesa Cortaillod’s CEO, Vincent Arbet-Engels, Ph.D,: “Accurate, reliable measurement data is at the heart of any cable manufacturer’s drive for continuous improvement. Enhanced quality and process of course in turn lead to competitor advantage. The CIQ quality management system supports traceability features as well as extended quality improvement and data management capabilities. In very real terms, it opens a window on to the shop floor by tracking process and test data, not to mention production history.

“Its integration with CableBuilder will have significant benefits for our clients; not least that automatically pulling data from CableBuilder will mean a lot less data to set up inside CIQ.”

If you are interested in learning more should contact Katy Harrison, Cimteq Marketing Manager, [email protected]

Register your vote for Cimteq in Wales Tech 50

Cimteq is delighted to be nominated for inclusion in the Wales Tech 50 list.

It is one of 85 companies in the country that have been shortlisted as an innovative tech company. The shortlist is based on research undertaken and nominations received by awarding body, Business Cloud Media.

Companies have been nominated with two key indicators in mind: their ability to disrupt their industry and to demonstrate a real impact.

Mike Braddock, Cimteq CEO, welcomes the nomination: “Over the past two years, we’ve embarked on an ambitious growth strategy at Cimteq. We’ve significantly increased the size of our workforce which has brought more, highly skilled roles to Wrexham. We’ve scaled up our presence at global cable and wire events, using these platforms as an opportunity to share our expertise across the industry. In the same vein, we’ve launched our online Cimteq Academy which offers best practice on all manner of subjects related to running a cable manufacturing business.

“Like many other businesses across the globe, we are currently facing extraordinary times. To make the final Wales Tech 50 through votes cast by our local community, global clients and partners would mean so much to the Cimteq team; particularly when we’ve invested so much in helping companies adapt to changing market circumstances through technology. Never has that agility been more important than at the present time.”

Votes may be registered at https://www.businesscloud.co.uk/wales-tech-50-vote before a deadline of Sunday, 29 March at 11pm.

The final Wales Tech 50 rankings, to be determined by a combination of reader votes and independent judging panel, will be published on Monday, 13 April.

Cimteq 3D Printer competition and tutorial move online

Following the recent announcement that Wire Dusseldorf (originally due to take place this Spring), has been rescheduled to run from 7 to 11 December 2020, Cimteq is looking at alternative ways to share some of the messages that it had planned for the show.

In line with this, the company is rolling out three new ways of sharing the message. The first relates to the competition to win a Wanhao i3Plus Duplicator 3D Printer. Cimteq is pleased to announce it has extended the deadline for entries to this competition to midnight GMT on Wednesday, 15 April. Entries can be submitted through this online form.

The second is a special webinar run by Ali Shehab, Cimteq President on CableBuilder 3D, which will take place on 22 April 2020.  Finally, following the webinar, there will be a special downloadable on-line tutorial and CableBuilder 3D demonstration. It will showcase the latest iteration of CableBuilder3D which is particularly relevant in prototyping specialty cables and subsea cables.

Mike Braddock, Cimteq CEO, explains: “Like many industries in so many different countries, we are facing unprecedented challenges in how we continue our operations as close to ‘business as usual’. Our business continuity plans have been running for some time now; with the welfare of our staff firmly at the heart of our ongoing risk assessments.

“I would like to reassure all our customers that we will continue to help them meet their cable manufacturing requirements in a timely and profitable way. Our everyday lives, as unfamiliar as they may be at the current time, are inconceivable without cable and wire. We have a strong track record at Cimteq in applying technology to meet the demands of changing market conditions, and we will continue to share best practice through our online presence where we’re unable to do this in person.”

As a long-standing supporter of this most important bi-annual cable trade show, Cimteq is looking forward to engaging with customers and colleagues at the show in Dusseldorf later in the year.

Anyone who would like further information on the competition, webinar or tutorial should contact Katy Harrison, Cimteq Marketing Manager directly at [email protected]