19/06/2022 – Cimteq and Aesa Cortaillod officially launch partnership at “wire”
From product design direct to cable testing equipment
Day four (Thursday 23rd June) of Wire Dusseldorf will see the official launch of a strategic partnership that will bring two powerhouses of the wire and cable industry together to offer an unrivalled service to manufacturers.
Cimteq, a market-leading design and manufacturing software provider for the global wire and cable manufacturing industry, is delighted to announce a partnership with Aesa Cortaillod, which offers state of the art measuring systems, devices and quality performance services to its clients. Cimteq’s “Cable Builder Enterprise” and Aesa Cortaillod’s quality management software, “CIQ”, present a unified cable testing solution from product design direct to cable testing equipment. The two companies identified that a partnership could develop even more significant benefits for customers on both sides through increased profitability, improved quality and savings in materials. Manufacturers will have greater control of the complex management of cable-design data, from the initial design concept to delivering the full bill-of-materials directly to the ERP system, whilst having an ongoing understanding of a cable’s performance through accurate testing. Regarding the partnership, Amanda Shehab, Director at Cimteq, said: “By seamlessly interconnecting Cable Builder Enterprise and CIQ through a single and universal interface, it is possible to simplify the overall handling of extensive design and production data pools. In addition, the power of Cable Builder Enterprise, 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 to production and delivery, resulting in significant raw material savings, improvements in quality, and major productivity gains”.
Aesa Cortaillod’s CEO, Vincent Arbet-Engels, PhD,: “Accurate and reliable measurement data is at the heart of any cable manufacturer’s drive for continuous improvement. Moreover, enhanced quality and processes in turn lead to substantial competitive 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 ‘Cable Builder Enterprise’ will have significant benefits for our clients; not least that automatically pulling data from ‘Cable Builder’ will mean a lot less data to set up inside CIQ.”
Cimteq at wire 2022, hall 11 booth D 15
Aesa Cortaillod at wire 2022, hall 10 booth A 38