IBM Spain helps CADTECH kick off by providing space at the SIMO IT trade show, becoming Agent for Engineering Solutions for Pro CADAM. The company 1989 results exceeded Business Plan estimates.
The company is IBM CATIA Agent, providing technical support and training, and gets involved with engineering services with design and stress calculation activities on their behalf. Personality based hiring starts.
C T INGENIEROS begins operations, under the lead of internal entrepreneur Vicente Egea, to focus exclusively in Engineering, a business quite different than CADTECH´s reselling of software. Soon, self-developed operating procedures embedded in Lotus Notes help to guide and track operations providing a quantum leap in the level of service, setting a trend. The company adheres to Peter Senge´s continuous learning organization culture which helps expand its capacity to create results and sets an entrepreneurial and empowering spirit.
Spreading the concept of “Collaborative Engineering” helps the company to earn customers’ will to outsource, resulting in engineering projects for the automotive and trains sectors, expanding operations to Barcelona, Bilbao and Vitoria adding relevant customers.
Die Making industry and other specialized consulting services grow along with product engineering design and stress calculations on behalf of customers, primarily in automotive and trains sectors and their supply chain.
The company embraces the culture of the 7 Habits of the Highly Effective People, that sets the tone of CT´s culture ways for years to come. The first relevant innovation projects start, with funding from Atica initiative and CDTI. The Aeronautical design practice is launched with the help of CASA engineers at CT INGENIEROS’s premises.
The company participates in key structural design projects for the Airbus 318 and 340-600, CASA C295 and the EFA 2000 programs including tool design and NC programming, while growing in other sectors.
Awarded the design of the Empennage for Dornier´s 728, a team of 6 experienced engineers from CASA join at CT premises to help form CT´s first successful engineering work package. The company is partner in TANGO, EU´s largest aerospace research project. The Digital Manufacturing business unit is launched offering simulation and model manufacturing processes with Delmia. Workforce is 150 employees and Franklin Covey’s 7 habits have become an integral part of the company’s horizontal organizational culture.
Airbus´s A380 program consolidates. The company receives “Work Packages” with delegated design authority; four sections of the Belly fairing, and additional WPs in collaboration with Airbus (Tail cone Section 19, HTP torsion ribs, Wing composite ribs, Landing gear doors, etc). Structural design work begins on the HTP for Dassault’s FALCON 7X a WP awarded by EADS/MTAD with delegated design authority including HTP MAIN BOX & TIP, structural definition, internal load distribution, design, test specification, durability damage tolerance, concurrent engineering with manufacturers, input for SRM, full-scale test analytical correlation, MRB support.
The company is known as a place where people matter and where the long-term benefits win over the short-term gains. Staff turnover ratios each year attested to that and the work environment was consistently valued by its employees. The company was named in 2003 by "Great Place to Work" as one of the best companies to work for in Spain.