CADCON and WEST-RU agree to a strategic partnership
Gersthofen, 14th February 2017 – Beginning 1 April 2017, the CADCON Group and WEST-RU will be cooperating within the framework of a strategic partnership in the area of body-in-white. The goal of the cooperation is to work together to optimally meet the increasingly stringent customer requirements with respect to capacity, flexibility, efficiency, innovativeness, stability, and internationality. Both businesses are working successfully both for German OEMs and system manufacturers in this industry. Together, their market presence can be reinforced and further expanded.
The exclusive cooperation between CADCON and WEST-RU sets the course for the future: “The cooperation opens up many opportunities, such as work on larger projects, diversification at the client level, better internationalization, and the option of sustainable technological development,” says Robert Bauer, CADCON’s managing partner.
Ralf Heimberg and Vladimir Tikhomirov, WEST-RU’s president, agree that “... together, we can offer our automotive engineering clients valuable expertise, years of experience, and guaranteed quality, forming an attractive overall package. CADCON’s broad technical base also opens further opportunities for growth to us.”
Within the course of the cooperation, Georg Kremer, currently Managing Director of WEST-RU Germany, will move to CADCON in the function of Business Development Manager BIW. CADCON is also assuming responsibility for WEST-RU’s operational structures in Germany, including the Fulda office. “These steps document the systematic nature of our common intention,” says Georg Kremer. WEST-RU Engineering GmbH will initially remain intact so that it can manage ongoing projects.
In cooperation with clients, CADCON will form the front-end in the future, assuming responsibility for project coordination in Germany. “We will offer a firm project capacity of more than 160 staff and additional resources with suppliers, the entire infrastructure, high-performance teams, and a high level of IT security. The international presence of the SII Group rounds out our range,” says David Kauf, head of CADCON’s automotive engineering department. Since the cooperation has been in effect, specialists from the two companies have been active in Europe, Russia, India, and China.
The WEST-RU Group is an independent group of engineering companies active in Germany, Russia, and Switzerland with more than 15 years of experience in body construction. CADCON, especially following its integration into the SII Group, is among Germany’s market leaders in high-quality IT and engineering services and is also active as a systems supplier in various industries. In addition, the two partners have production capacity at each of their headquarters.
About the CADCON Group
CADCON is a member of the SII Group – a public company based in France that employs 5800 in 18 countries. The CADCON Group offers development services, system solutions, and production and HR services – at eleven locations in Germany, China, and Ukraine. CADCON combines the advantages of an engineering and IT company of international reputation with the values and dynamics of a mid-sized company.
About the WEST-RU Group
WEST-RU is a private independent group of engineering companies and manufacturers of production plants and offers its customers high-quality services, IT services, and implementation of turnkey plants. The WEST-RU Group’s solutions are based on international experience of many years that include many projects involving automotive engineering and other branches of industry.
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