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DesignTech Systems: Glimmering as Ultimate Star of Indian SMEs by Introducing Integrated Design Services to Them

Susila Govindaraj
Friday, April 17, 2015
Susila Govindaraj
During 1998 when DesignTech Systems Ltd. was started, 3D modelling based design was a luxury that could be afforded only by big daddy's, DesignTech Systems, a pioneering PLM company, revolutionized the industry by moving Indian SME organizations to 3D modelling. The company convinced doubtful SMEs to address product development issues at initial stage by adopting 3 D design and simulation tools to attain a perfect product design on very first attempt. Unlike large PLM players that turn their backs on customers upon contract completion, DesignTech Systems handholds customers until they start deriving returns from their investments in product with 100 percent commitment. The company is also highly appreciated for its incredibly fast delivery at much more economical rate for engineering product design services.

The Pune-based company that initiated its operations in 1998 as a product distribution company in West India has been consistently expanding its offerings to include designing services and PLM training that covers every stage of product design lifecycle.DesignTech Systems competitive product design & PLM implementation services are available on all the design and simulation platforms like Nx, CATIA, Pro-E, SolidWorks, Nastran, Hyperworks & Ansys.The company pretty soon launched its offices in Bombay, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Jalandhar, Calcutta, Vadodara and Chennai, while having four training centers including Pune, Nasik and Hyderabad. DesignTech has subsidiaries in U.S and Hong Kong and associate offices in Canada and Europe. Now DesignTech Systems have 400 plus active customers to whom it renders services to and over 2000 customers who have benefited from DesignTech's products; with near to 100 percent repeat order rate.

DesignTech's prowess has been rewarded by about 40 awards including coveted Maharashtra Government IT Award, NASSCOM's top 50 Emerging Companies and IDG – Channel World Premiere 100 Award. The company has also been honoured with numerous top reseller awards and it is the only platinum partner of Siemens PLM in India. This ISO 9001:2008 company is one of the six companies in the world who is approved by Nissan Techno to provide data migration & support services to their vendors.

DesignTech Systems derives over 25 percent of service business from North America, Europe and Hong Kong and it also works with several huge enterprises including Mahindra & Mahindra, L&T and Escort among others. "Most SMEs grapple to attract, train and retain talents on specialized services. We enable them to act judiciously by identifying where these investments can make direct impact. In case customers couldn't acquire such talents, we help them by providing our manpower to maintain continuity," says Vikas Khanvelkar, M.D, DesignTech Systems Ltd.

With extensive adoption of 3D modelling, DesignTech is keen on enabling customers to realize the benefits of high-end solutions. The company wishes to empower SMEs to develop innovative products to meet the growing demands. Aspiring to be one of the most preferred companies for product design services, DesignTech aims to increase their footprint globally and grow these services by twofold in three years and triple them in next five years. The company also envisions a vigorous international expansion in product front starting with other countries in APAC, since DesignTech already has clients in those regions. Currently, they are creating content and processes to maintain consistency across training, post which, the company will launch chain of training centers across India to provide quality technical education to mechanical engineers; thus creating more employment-ready manpower apace with the growth of technology and industry.

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