Investment in the latest technology can allow for many businesses to prosper and accelerate growth. Identifying investment in new technologies is a key driver for business development and importantly staying ahead of your competition.
Metal Frame Buildings SRL (MFB), previously known as Metallika Ktiria SA, is located in Bucharest, Romania and started production in 2009. This was not noticeable when working at their old site in Crete, Greece but owner, Mr Nikos Giannoulakis, made the executive decision of investing in technology in order to seek greater business opportunities, that technology being STRUMIS.
STRUMIS is a fabrication management software solution which provides steel fabricators with the increase in productivity, reduction in material wastage, improvement in efficiencies and required traceability to facilitate improved competitiveness and ultimately become more profitable.
Sitting on 50.000 m2 of land, MFB have grown in stature as a business since selecting STRUMIS as their preferred fabrication management information system. Nikos Giannoulakis comments "From early stages we have collaborated with AceCad through previous software - StruCad - and it was a logical step when we started MFB to have built our own design team for production and quality purposes. We rely on dedicated software for steel structures and STRUMIS is our driving force and the most efficient software for our purposes!” MFB fabrication process is fully automated, by using cutting-edge technology in machinery.
STRUMIS allows businesses to work more effectively. This steel fabrication management software harnesses work processes through the steelwork contract between departments, suppliers and clients; from estimate tendering, through procurement and production into construction.
STRUMIS offers workflow and automation advantages leading to greater efficiencies, material and processing savings for greater profitability with enhanced productivity, and organisational benefits through process control for both quality and traceability.
Mr Giannoulakis comments further, "STRUMIS has allowed us to provide a fast solution that can deal with the most complicated projects.” Nikos continues, "STRUMIS provides us with a platform to be more productive and deliver workflow efficiencies by reducing time, minimising waste and detailed data of components fabricated to give us a competitive gain.”
This business growth and quality, coupled with quality assurance certification such as ISO and the soon to be mandatory CE Marking in EU states, assisted by the use of STRUMIS, has led to further expansion into neighbouring countries by successfully exporting work within Europe, such as Ukraine, Georgia, Belgium, Italy.
Fabrication management software solution provides steel fabricators with the increase in productivity, reduction in material wastage, improvement in efficiencies and required traceability to facilitate improved competitiveness and ultimately become more profitable.
Nikos goes on to say, "At MFB we were very fortunate to have invested in the right technology at the right time. Having worked through traditional methods with pen and paper, STRUMIS was definitely worth the investment, as I am now seeing the benefits from sustainable competitive advantages.”
Mr Steve Watson, STRUMIS' Sales Manager comments, "We are impressed how quickly MFB have grown as a business. Taking away the traditional methods and implementing a dedicated system for increased productivity and workflow efficiencies, I’m extremely happy that they have benefited from STRUMIS which has delivered many rewards to MFB.”
MFB is the latest company from our group located in Bucharest Romania. Our companies which are located in Crete Greece have a long history in the Metal sector since 1967. In Romania we own a 50.000 sqm site which we have a covered area for production purposes and an outside storage area for materials. Emphasizing on the quality, MFB is also certified according to the present quality management systems ISO 9001: 2008, the environmental ISO 14001:2004, Health and safety OSHAS18001:2007 the CE marking (SR) EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 and also for welding procedures EN-ISO 15614-1 and qualified welders EN 287-1.
STRUMIS is an all-encompassing steelwork fabrication management information system that harnesses the information flow and work processes through the steelwork contract between departments, suppliers and clients; from estimate tendering, through procurement and production and into construction. STRUMIS steel fabrication management software is for engineering and fabrication companies who are looking to implement a dedicated fabrication management information system to benefit from BIM and manage across all departments including multiple sites or even across supply chains.