Nov 15 2011

Tawazun Precision Industries ensures sustainable growth

Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), Tawazun’s precision machining company established in Abu Dhabi, today disclosed its successful deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA Version 6 as the foundation for all its product development processes. ENOVIA Version 6 is a single environment ensuring real-time collaborative engineering. It provides common change management and configuration control between engineering and manufacturing to speed development, making sure both teams are working from the same “version of the truth”.
Like a symbol of the United Arab Emirates’ drive for economic diversification, Abu Dhabi’s Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI) is growing rapidly and branching out. Part of the Tawazun Group, TPI was established in 2007 to produce machining components and is quickly expanding into the aerospace and oil & gas industries. With an eye firmly on the future, TPI decided in 2010 to implement ENOVIA Version 6 as part of its strategy to build its growth on strong foundations by implementing the most efficient structure and development processes.
 “We need to demonstrate to our Customers that we are able to ensure complete traceability of the components we deliver, matching the strict requirements regarding configuration management and traceability required by aerospace Industry,” says Vincent Mohni, senior operations manager, TPI. “We also required a solution that would provide a foundation for all our product development processes and that would enable us to grow as we expand our activities. We chose Dassault Systèmes because we believe they can help us achieve our milestones in the years to come. The advantage with Dassault Systèmes’ offering is the multitude of fully integrated solutions it provides. We have very strong options available to us.”
TPI received support from Dassault Systèmes business partner Dasbat Aviation, an Abu Dhabi based advanced technology company which Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Division is focused on High Tech software and PLM Competency Center, for implementation and training. “Having local support is considered a strong differentiating factor for companies in the UAE; it promotes development of the rapidly emerging UAE industry,” Mohni says.
ENOVIA provides TPI with important features such as archiving and seamless integration with Dassault Systèmes CATIA, which TPI uses for 3D modeling, design and assembly of fixtures,as well as NC programming. “This integrated end-to-end engineering to manufacturing solution greatly facilitated our work. Plus, our engineers can now collaborate on projects simultaneously,” Mohni concludes.
Muaatasem Awda, CEO of TPI says: “It is within TPI’s mandate to be an active player in Abu Dhabi economic diversification, within the framework of the strategic development guidelines set by UAE High Authorities with the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision.” TPI’s strategy to expand into the aerospace industry contributes to achieving Abu Dhabi’s plans for economic diversification and the ongoing development of the UAE economy. Awda says he believes that implementing best practices such as Dassault Systèmes PLM solutions will help TPI support this goal. “Expanding our manufacturing capabilities to other sectors contributes to the diversification of our activity and consequently our economy,” he says.
Developing students PLM skills is key to both TPI and the UAE economy, Awda says. “The challenge we face today is to hire local UAE engineers who graduate from school already possessing the PLM and 3D modeling skills we need, and that are widely used by the industry,” Awda states. “We are very supportive of Dasbat/Dassault Systèmes initiatives with leading UAE universities and institutes in the field of PLM-based multidisciplinary curricula development and implementation. We have also designed our own tailored program in a partnership between a major UAE University, Tawazun’s Work Study Program and Dassault Systèmes. We are comforted in our choice since this will contribute to build the sustainable pipeline of UAE National skilled engineers and technicians that our industry needs.”
Philippe Forestier, Executive Vice-President Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes, commented: “TPI was the first company in the Gulf region to deploy ENOVIA Version 6 at the beginning of 2011 and we are very pleased to play a key role in their growth strategy. The education program developed between TPI and Dassault Systèmes to support this strategy with a sustained flow of young Emirati engineers is also emblematic of what we want to achieve in term of long-term business partnership . Dassault Systèmes is committed to support this kind of focused educational programs to support the development of the UAE economy. ”