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Our software division Steel Projects celebrates its 30th anniversary!

Steel Projects was founded in 1994 in Vienne (France), where its head office remains to this day. Since its first day in business, the company has been offering cutting-edge, innovative production management software solutions to steel fabricators. The company’s 30th Anniversary is an opportunity to look back at some of the milestones Steel Projects has achieved since it was founded.

The genesis of Steel Projects can be traced to the 1980s, when the concept took root within a steel fabrication company. It was by identifying a specific business need that the first software package was created, bringing together all the information needed to fabricate a part. A partnership was established with an Italian software editor to launch the first generation of software under the name “Tecno”. This was the start of the collaboration with the FICEP Group.

In 1994, Steel Projects formally emerged, introducing the“Win” software generation including WinSteel, WinSer, WinBar, WinNest, WinCN, and more, setting the stage for transformative advancements in the software industry for steel fabricator.

The 2000s intensified a deepening collaboration with the FICEP Group, marked by international expansion and the implementation of a combined machine and software sales strategy.

A pivotal moment arrived in 2008 when Steel Projects established its first foreign subsidiary in Canada, aligning with its ambitious global growth strategy.

In 2011, the company launched the Steel Projects PLM solution, the 3rd generation of Steel Projects software. This is an integrated, modular production management solution dedicated to the steel construction industry. It is currently the most comprehensive solution available to the various players in this sector. Its ergonomics are based on Microsoft standards.

The acquisition by the FICEP Group in 2013 marked a strategic moment as Steel Projects became part of FICEP “Intelligent Fabrication” strategy under the leadership of Mr. Didier Bonnet. Steel Projects becomes a business unit of the FICEP Group and is 100% owned by the Group.

Expanding its footprint, Steel Projects established its second foreign subsidiary in the United States in 2014, Steel Projects Corporation, in order to strengthen its presence in North America.

In 2017 Steel Projects launches its first mobile application to analyze the productivity of Ficep machines to meet a growing demand in industry which is the mobility in workshops. This first app will be followed by others with different functionalities (management of manual stations and real-time monitoring of workshop activity). This strategic shift reflects Steel Projects’ commitment to developing Industry 4.0-compatible solutions. This concept is now at the heart of the editor’s Research and Development strategy.

During 2019 as part of an external growth strategy, Steel Projects is acquiring Adatsteel software, which has a strong presence on the European market.

The year 2020 saw Steel Projects open an office in Italy, to improve its service for Italian customers.

By 2023, Steel Projects exceeds the threshold of 50 employees worldwide.

To consolidate its strong international presence, in 2024 Steel Projects opens its third foreign subsidiary in Malaysia. In addition to providing an ever-better service to its customers in the region, the company now covers a large number of time zones for its customer support.

Today, Steel Projects is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. This longevity testifies to the excellence of the solutions offered by the editor and the satisfaction they bring to its customers. Besides, it proves that Steel Projects is a reliable and solid partner with whom steel fabricators can consider long-term collaborations.

Finally, as part of its ongoing drive to offer its customers cutting-edge solutions, Steel Projects has launched its transition to the Cloud, with the availability of its solutions in web and SaaS mode planned for the future.

Steel Projects in figures:

  • Sales: Over €7,000,000 (2023).

  • Double-digit annual growth for over 10 years.

  • 52 employees (6 ongoing recruitments).

  • More than 2,500 customers in over 100 countries.

  • 3 international subsidiaries (Canada, USA and Malaysia) and one foreign office (Italy).

  • 14 nationalities in the team.

  • 6 languages spoken by team members.

  • More than 300 customer interventions per year.

  • Over 20% of sales invested in R&D.

MACTECH 2024

We are excited to invite you to visit our booth at the MACTECH 2024 exhibition, which will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from April 30th to May 2nd.

MACTECH 2024 is a prestigious international exhibition dedicated to metal forming machines, industrial tools, hardware, fasteners, welding, and cutting equipment.

We invite you to explore the innovations we offer, characterized by high quality and advanced technological content. It will be a unique opportunity to discover the latest trends and technologies in the industry.
Don’t miss the chance to visit our booth and discover our innovative solutions.

For more information about the exhibition, we invite you to visit the official website: https://mactech-ksa.com/

Contact us to reserve your spot and ensure an unforgettable experience at MACTECH 2024!

We look forward to seeing you!

JIWS Japan 2024

We are pleased to invite you to the JAPAN INTERNATIONAL WELDING SHOW. This event will take place in Osaka, Japan, from April 24th to 27th.

The JAPAN INTERNATIONAL WELDING SHOW is Japan’s largest technological fair in the welding, joining, and cutting sector.

We would be delighted to welcome you to our booth, where our team is ready to present the VALIANT, our Automatic CNC drilling machine, as well as our drilling & band sawing and drilling & coping lines for sections.

For more information about the fair, please visit the official website: https://weldingshow.jp/2024en/

We will be happy to address any questions you may have and assist you with your participation in this important event.

Feel free to contact us to reserve your spot!

KAZAKHSTAN MACHINERY FAIR

You are cordially invited to visit our booth at the KAZAKHSTAN MACHINERY FAIR 2024, taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan, from April 24th to 26th.

The Kazakhstan Machinery Fair is a unique international exhibition, representing the main event in the field of engineering and metalworking in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

We invite you to discover the latest innovations in the forging industry at our booth. It will be a unique opportunity to explore the newest advancements and technologies in the sector.

For more information about the fair, please visit the official website: https://www.kmfexpo.kz/en

Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment at our booth and secure your privileged spot!

We look forward to your visit!

INTERTOOL 2024

You are cordially invited to visit our stand at the INTERTOOL 2024 exhibition, which will be held in Wels, Austria, from April 23 to 26.

INTERTOOL focuses on machine tools and precision tools for the processing of parts, as well as equipment, techniques, technologies, and systems along the entire process chain.

Do not miss the opportunity to discover our exceptional machine for processing steel beams, the EXCALIBUR, a single-spindle CNC automatic drilling line for sections.

We warmly invite you to visit the fair’s website for more information https://www.intertool.at/en-gb.html

Contact us to schedule an appointment at our stand. Do not miss the opportunity to get to know our innovative solutions up close and to discuss your production needs with our expert team.

We look forward to seeing you there!

AMW 2024

Come visit us at the Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW) fair in Sydney, from April 17th to 19th, to discover the latest industry innovations!

AMW is the benchmark event where the latest innovations in steel processing are showcased. And we at FICEP are thrilled to be there to showcase our latest products.

Visit our booth and you’ll have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at FICEP’s new innovations. We’ll be delighted to welcome you and walk you through all the capabilities of our machinery.

For further information about the event, we invite you to visit the fair’s website: https://australianmanufacturingweek.com.au/

Contact us to reserve your spot!

MACH 2024

Immerse yourself in the realm of steel manufacturing excellence at MACH 2024, taking place March 15-19 in Birmingham!

MACH 2024 is a key event in the UK, promoting inspiration, innovation and connectivity within the manufacturing sector.

We are pleased to announce our participation in this extraordinary event, showcasing our latest innovation in steelmaking: the XBLADE. Our team of experts will be on hand to demonstrate the outstanding capabilities and functionality of XBLADE. You will be able to see firsthand its skill in drilling, tapping, milling and sawing, capable of precisely handling various profile shapes.

Visit our booth to learn more about industry-leading technologies and solutions. Prepare to be fascinated by our innovative machine and imagine the possibilities they offer.

Take the opportunity for a unique and enriching experience.
Find out more by visiting: https://www.machexhibition.com/

We look forward to your presence at our booth!

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