Thursday, 29 October 2015
Seabrook Technology Group, a wholly Irish-owned manufacturing software specialist, today announced its partnership with Siemens Industry Software in Ireland and the UK. The partnership enables Seabrook to offer Siemens' de facto standard PLM (Product Life Cycle Management) software to its new and existing clients in Ireland and in the UK. This partnership will strengthen Siemens distribution of the Teamcenter Product Life Cycle Management software in Ireland and ensure Ireland’s transition to digitized manufacturing.
The announcement was made at Enterprise Ireland's high-profile showcase for medical device and diagnostic products, MedinIreland 2015, officially opened by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.
The partnership is expected to generate revenue of over €1 million Euro in the first year to eighteen months for Seabrook. It will lead to the creation of eight new high-level jobs, six at its Cork offices and two in the UK. The technology firm has been operating in Ireland for 26 years. Over the past three years it has tripled its workforce and expanded into the US, with offices in California and Indiana.
Welcoming the announcement Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “Seabrook is a great example of a highly innovative, export-focused, Irish software company with a world-class product offering in the medtech sector. Seabrook’s partnership with Siemens PLM Software is a testament to the quality of their product offering which has seen the company grow its workforce and expand into global markets while this announcement today will create an additional six new high level jobs in Cork. I would like to congratulate both companies on this exciting partnership and wish them continued success for the future”.
Siemens PLM Software’s digital technology is transforming manufacturing and allows clients to develop and optimise products on an entirely virtual basis. The software effectively ‘closes the loop’ in the manufacturing process; it enhances and integrates every aspect of the process, from planning and development through to production and support.
The PLM industry is predicted to be worth US$50.7 billion by 2017. (CIMdata)
Commenting on the news, Seabrook Technology Group CEO and founder Sean O’Sullivan said:
“Seabrook welcomes this very significant partnership with Siemens PLM software. We are pleased to be at the helm of rolling out this pioneering technology, which will be especially beneficial to pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
PLM ensures improved traceability of products and will have an immediate positive effect for the consumer or product end-user, who with the global lean towards wearable medical devices, are demanding greater transparency in product production.
By adding Siemens’ Teamcenter solution to its existing Camstar offering Seabrook is uniquely placed to realise the Digital Factory concept. Which has been hailed as the most revolutionary move in manufacturing since the invention of the assembly line.”
Siemens Industry Software Managing Director in Ireland and the UK, Robin Hancock also welcomed the new partnership, stating:
“Seabrook’s experience in Life Science industries and their significant customer base makes them an extremely attractive partner for Siemens PLM Software and we envisage major growth for our Teamcenter range of products in these industries”
Seabrook works with numerous multi-national and indigenous firms in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industry, including Zimmer Biomet,Stryker, Zoll Medical, Abbott, Biotronix, Carl Zeiss Meditec, Pfizer, Thermo Fisher Scientific etc News of the Siemens PLM Software deal will be especially welcomed in this sector, as the technology helps achieve optimum speed and accuracy across the entire process chain, while greatly improving the traceability of products and components.