Growth in the third dimension
SimPlan Group expands 3D simulation technology
The path from classic simulation technology to the digital factory leads through the third dimension. This is because only 3D simulation provides a truly realistic and vivid picture of future production and logistics processes. This provides production planners and manufacturers with a further improved planning tool that can be used to safeguard important investments.
For Dirk Wortmann, CEO of SimPlan AG, one thing is certain: “The future of simulation technology is three-dimensional!”. Reason enough for him and his partner Sven Spieckermann to further expand the business area of 3D simulation. So the foundation of SimPlan Integrations GmbH as a further subsidiary of the group seems to be only a logical consequence. Managing directors of the new subsidiary in Witten are Dr.-Ing. Axel Radtke (37) and in future also Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Kemper (37). Both are recognized experts in the industry.
With the new foundation SimPlan pursues the consistent expansion of the three business areas material flow, production and logistics simulation, support of planning, realization and commissioning as well as quality assurance of warehouse management systems (WMS) and material flow computers (MFR). The commitment complements the range of services in the field of 3D simulation based on the AutoMod software. This system is used to simulate manufacturing processes of all dimensions. 3-D animated graphics simplify decisions between management, production and staff. AutoMod also allows users to perform capacity and schedule planning, capacity analysis and real-time simulations: Another step towards the “Digital Factory” becomes reality!
With this new foundation, the SimPlan Group further expands its position as one of the market-leading providers of product-neutral simulation services in Germany. In addition to the headquarters in Maintal near Frankfurt, the Dutch representation in Amersfoort and SimPlan Solutions GmbH in Holzgerlingen near Stuttgart, the new company in Witten near Dortmund is now the fourth location of the group. Further locations in Braunschweig, Munich and Berlin are to follow next year. The nationwide on-site presence will enable even better customer support in the future.
Simulation technology – an industry of the future
The new member of the SimPlan Group continues the success story of the Maintal-based company, which began as a start-up in the early 1990s in a market sector that experts believe will experience high growth rates in the coming years. Among the customers are mainly large automotive manufacturers (Audi, BMW, Opel, VW) and chemical companies (Axiva, BASF, Degussa), which use the planning services of SimPlan. But also manufacturing companies with complex warehouse and logistics systems such as Böllhoff, Hilti or Danfoss belong to the customer base of SimPlan AG. In addition, medium-sized companies are also showing growing interest in simulation technology. After all, hardly any other planning tool allows such practical forecasts of productivity and operation of manufacturing or logistics processes – and thus secures investments so reliably. In addition, the computer-aided representation of various “if-then” scenarios allows the early optimization of workflows and processes. This means that investment and operating costs can be presented transparently from the outset.