September 3rd, 2018 - ARCOS Innovations Inc. was originally founded by principals from SSI and a strategic partner with expertise in enterprise systems for shipbuilding. The company was created in response to the critical and growing role that enterprise wide business systems and processes play in shipbuilding, and to meet demand for PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) adoption in the industry.
Meanwhile, SSI has rapidly broadened its focus to include many of the activities outside of engineering, and with the SSI EnterprisePlatform is helping shipbuilders connect engineering to those activities. The inclusion of ARCOS as part of SSI is a natural next step, leveraging ARCOS expertise in Shipbuilding PLM and enterprise systems to help SSI clients extend the rich repository of engineering CAD/CAM data to shipyard stakeholders.
“We have seen PLM adoption increasing in the shipbuilding industry, especial in the Naval market, as shipyards face the complexities of managing information and change throughout the product lifecycle” says Bruno Benevolo, SSI ARCOS Director of Sales and Operations. “We are also seeing new opportunities for shipyards, in an increasingly competitive market, to leverage PLM’s capabilities to maintain a consistent, configuration managed digital repository for downstream gains in post-delivery sustainment/ILS contracts”.
“In addition to aligning ARCOS more closely with SSI’s overall strategic vision this move allows ARCOS to leverage SSI’s global strength and position in the industry”, says Denis Morais, President and CTO. “This is the next step in a journey that will see SSI clients transform their shipbuilding businesses to tackle the opportunities and challenges ahead.”