Cadmatic and CONTACT Software enter strategic partnership to bring the first shipbuilding-specific PLM solutions to shipyards

Cadmatic and CONTACT Software have entered a strategic OEM partnership whereby Cadmatic will utilize the CONTACT Elements platform and its apps to deliver a broader scope of shipbuilding-specific digitalization solutions. Cadmatic’s enhanced scope will cover the entire lifecycle of shipbuilding projects from design and engineering to prefabrication and production and even to maintenance, and operation. 

CONTACT Elements apps will be integrated with Cadmatic's design, engineering, and information management solutions portfolio to comprehensively address shipbuilding-specific digitalization needs and to optimize future shipbuilding-dedicated business, engineering, and development processes in this challenging domain. Via the strategic partnership with CONTACT Software, Cadmatic will now extend its offering by bringing the first shipbuilding-specific PLM solution to the market, thereby delivering tangible quality and time efficiency gains throughout the full shipbuilding project life cycle.

“Shipbuilding is a unique industry with unique needs and levels of complexity. Our PLM and digitalization solution will come with in-built shipbuilding intelligence with the facilitation of data use and management to effectively support the life cycle of complex engineering systems at shipyards. It will reduce the need for consultancy and implementation services that are typically required for general PLM applications on the market,” says Cadmatic CEO Jukka Rantala

A vital pillar of the Cadmatic PLM solution is establishing a single source of truth for all ship data. The organizing, managing, and contextualizing of shipbuilding data can be facilitated by the data fusion of CAE/CAD/CAM/PDM systems to provide higher levels of digitalization. The benefits include, among others, increased overall quality and a reduction in the time and resources required for design and virtual prototyping. It also enhances modularization, flexible data management, interoperability across teams, tools and cyber security, provides efficient support for modern robotized fabrication, and boosts integration with operational platforms.

The highly modular CONTACT Elements platform offers a wide portfolio of future-proof PDM-specific applications. Based on open software technologies, CONTACT Elements is used by thousands of customers in different industries worldwide. It provides Cadmatic with the high agility to flexibly expand and adapt solutions according to shipbuilding requirements and significantly reduces complexity in shipbuilding processes. CONTACT Elements combines long-term expertise from the automotive, high-tech, and consumer goods industries, as well as mechanical and plant engineering, medical technology, and logistics. Cadmatic solutions combine long-term expertise from the shipbuilding, offshore, power, process plant and construction industries. The bringing together of Cadmatic’s extensive expertise in the development of ship design solutions and CONTACT’s expertise and agile PDM technology will deliver the most innovative shipbuilding-specific PLM solution to the market.

“CONTACT and Cadmatic are two leading experts whose products and industry experience complement each other perfectly. With this partnership, shipbuilding companies worldwide will benefit from future-proof solutions to drive their digital transformation, meet growing market and customer demands, and integrate sustainability into their value creation," says Karl Heinz Zachries, CONTACT Software CEO.

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