Smart Factory, Smart Mindsets at Interwire 2019

Cimteq is proud to once again support the Interwire exhibition which takes place this year 14 – 16 May at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta. The event is hosted by the Wire Association International (WAI), a society founded almost a century ago to bring together wire and cable industry professionals across the globe.

Ali Shehab, CEO, Cimteq, will be amongst the prestigious line-up of speakers who will be sharing their insights into the changing face of cable and wire on 15 May from 09:00 – 10:00, as part of the Operations Innovation Panel. He will be joined by 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.

As Ali explains, the biennial Interwire conference is a key event for Cimteq: “Investing in our attendance at Interwire is a lynchpin of our business strategy. Having been involved in cable design and manufacture for some 20 years, I see it as the most influential gathering of thought leaders in the industry. It provides us with the opportunity to spend time with both peers and customers to ensure that our overall direction and product roadmaps remain dynamic and continue to meet customers’ ever-changing needs.”

Advocating The “Smart Factory”

The theme of the Interwire 2019 conference is ‘Next Generation’. For Cimteq, the future is already here with the concept of Industry 4.0, otherwise known as the ‘Smart Factory’. Following the panel discussions, Cimteq and its partner InnoVites will be hosting the technical programme on Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory. This workshop will explore how to best implement the use of smart assets in a factory – not only by adapting working practices but also adapting mindsets in communication, continuous improvement and collaboration.

Cimteq is also the sole sponsor of the Georgia Tech Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility Tour. Designed to help mould a new generation of cable experts, the tour takes place during the exhibition.

Live demonstrations of CableBuilder and CableMES

A larger expert team from Cimteq will be on hand at the exhibition to demonstrate how Cimteq’s cable design and manufacturing software can support the switch to a Smart Factory. CableBuilder was conceived some 20 years ago to meet the demand within the cable manufacturing industry to simplify the complex management of cable design data. It supports this process from the initial design concept all the way through to delivering the full bill-of-materials directly to the ERP system. Customers report the ability to maintain competitiveness through three key benefits: accurate costings, waste reduction and automation of labour-intensive tasks.


CableMES – sister product to CableBuilder – was developed as a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) specifically for the wire and cable manufacturing industry. By maximising plant production, improving quality, reducing inventory and ensuring on-time delivery, it is able to achieve a very quick return on investment.


For a free conference pass or to book your personal demonstration of CableBuilder or CableMES please email Katy Harrison, Marketing Manager, Cimteq, [email protected] or visit us at booth #1607.