In 2016, Best Engineering Aids & Consultancies(Beacon) was the Leading SOLIDWORKS Value Added Reseller in India. We have maintained this leading position for the last many years and have also won numerous awards for customer satisfaction and services since Beacon’s inception in 2001. We have a strong partnership with universities, and in a bid to close the manufacturing skills gap that we have developed a strong legacy in training. We have trained over 7,000 engineers till date. This legacy continues with approx. 100 engineers being trained each month.
A perspective of CAD industry
Over the last 16 years, the cost of high-end CAD has fallen by nearly 75%. We have consequently seen a significant expansion of its usage in the SME sector. In the 1990’s software piracy in India was rife but, as it has become genuinely affordable, many companies have taken the journey to legitimacy, the rewards have been significant.
Among our 1500 customers are enterprises of all sizes – small, medium and large. They work across the engineering world producing many of the products and systems that most people use every day. They are very diverse making everything from vehicles and power systems to vending machines and kitchen appliances. But all have one thing in common – determined innovators!
The impact of 3D technology in Design
While the government is encouraging domestic industry through its Make In India project, our customers are experiencing success by choosing to innovate through the power of 3D technology in every facet of Design. They have become successful because they not only reap the rewards of bringing efficiency and automation to design but have capitalized digital assets throughout the extended enterprise. In many cases, manufacturing, marketing, technical communication, data management and visualization all benefit from the universal language of 3D, with 3D technology.
We have embarked on a series of CXO forums across the country with the objective of exposing Small & Medium Business owners to the vast changes happening within our engineering ecosystem. The call to attention on the importance of better understanding of the ‘Customer’s Customer’ is the keystone of these forums. At these forums, we meet hundreds of business leaders from across the country. They tell us that they need to up their ante and get noticed for it.
In today’s complex and competitive global marketplace, they are striving to be a recognizable force that can offer the best “price-to-performance” manufacturing force. They further understand that it is realistically possible only by progressively being state-of-the-art, both in infrastructure and skills.
For example, an automobile component manufacturer was able to reduce materials requirements by approximately 35% when virtual testing revealed routes to a better, stronger, light-weighted design. In another case, a waste treatment provider cut design cycles and development costs by 40% while reducing the time to market by 50%.
However, when success comes, it is not always simple to deal with. Business expansion can lead to technical and commercial errors and manufacturing quality issues. By forming partnerships with customers, they can be guided through those potential problems. A fast-growing networking equipment manufacturer was able to increase design throughout by 70% while cutting errors by a remarkable 95%. A simple example of harnessing the power of Data Management and Communication throughout the enterprise.
The government has set the direction and I believe that forging and maintaining long-term relationships based on mutual trust means that companies can maximize the benefits that Make In India offers.
Our nation is at a crossroads. Roles are changing and the country is experiencing unprecedented domestic and international success in many sectors. Technology and support are available to smoothen the journey towards further gains. Those that invest in the efficiency and automation that 3D technology delivers, can help Make in India achieve its goals. Those that don’t, will end up with a much smaller share.