Geometric brings more predictable efficiencies
Our Correspondent ● New Delhi
Geometric was founded in 1984 as part of the electronics business of Godrej & Boyce with operations in the Indian domestic market. In a span of ten years, Geometric was incorporated as an independent company and in 2003 the firm established Engineering Services Unit in Bangalore. By that time, it already formed US subsidiary Geometric Software Solutions and started operations in Germany.
Establishing itself a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies, Geometric plans to combine its expertise across these areas to offer multi-disciplinary blended solutions to support the move towards systems engineering, connected cars, smart factories, mobility, etc. Being one of the pioneers of software technology in India, Geometric launched one of the first drafting software on the UNIX platform as early as 1987. Geometric made an initial public offering in February 2000, and was listed on the National and Bombay Stock Exchanges. The company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 11.05 billion (US Dollars 180.61 million) for the year ended March 2015. This company has 13 global delivery centers and multiple sales offices spread across in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Romania, India, China, Japan and Australia. Hence they have employed a diversified and multi-cultural workforce of over 4800 people across its global offices.
The company’s software product development engagement with leading PLM ISVs gives it an added edge while delivering software and engineering solutions to the manufacturing industry. It also has a unique set of point productivity tools and technologies that can be leveraged in customer solutions, thus helping reduce time to market and bring in more predictable efficiencies. Much before, they have launched Automatic Feature Recognition, multi-surface machining library, CAMWorks®.
Geometric follows a strategy of focusing on a few customers and deepening its engagement with them. The company has about 70 customers that form the who’s who in their respective industries. The company’s customers include:
- 8 of the Global Fortune Top 10 Automotive OEMs
- 7 of the world’s leading Aerospace OEMs and suppliers
- 5 of the top 10 Off-highway OEMs
- 5 of the world’s leading Machine tool players in their respective segments
After acquiring TekSoft and Modern Engineering, it has acquired 3cap technologies GmbH in 2013. Recently the company has set up 3D PLM Global Services, a global delivery center for providing services on Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPEREINCE platform.
Geometric offers the following solutions to the automotive, aerospace, off-highway vehicles, and industrial equipment manufacturers as well as software vendors:
Software services: Complete suite of PLM solutions from consulting and implementation to customization, migration and application management services; interoperability solutions; software product development; CAx Solutions.
Engineering services: Product Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Value Engineering services, Life cycle services
Embedded solutions: Functional and detailed design, simulation and modeling, development and implementation, test automation/ v&v, development support
Blended solutions for systems engineering, connect cars, smart factories, etc.
Geometry Technology Solutions:
- *MBEWeb™ (joint solution with Anark Corp)
- eDrawings® Publishers
- Feature Recognition
Geometric Ltd.’s Managing Director and CEO Mr. Manu Parpia is also a Chairman of 3DPLM Software Solutions Ltd. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry, with over 21 years in the PLM and Engineering arena. He served as the Chief Executive of the Electronic Business Equipment Division of Godrej & Boyce from the mid-eighties to 1999. During this period, he also founded Godrej Pacific, a joint venture between Tech Pacific and Godrej & Boyce, and served as its Managing Director from 1995 to 1999. In his activities with Godrej, he oversaw the design, development, manufacture and distribution of a variety of high-tech products. He served as the Managing Director of Geometric from 1994 to 2006, and took over this mantle again in April 2011.
Mr. Parpia started his career as an engineer with Humphreys & Glasgow Consultants Pvt Ltd. (H&G). Inspired and mentored by Naval Godrej and Vasant Seth, he later founded K. Wadia Exports Pvt. Ltd., a company manufacturing cast gold jewellery for export, and First Financial Compuserve Pvt. Ltd. which promoted the use of computers in the area of finance. He was the President of Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT) in 1997-98.
Mr. Parpia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, Canada; an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, USA; and a Diploma in Finance & Accounting from England. His areas of specialization include international marketing and business development, business strategy and commercialization of technology. As a Director, he also serves Geometric Americas, Inc., Geometric Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd. ,Geometric Japan K.K., Inventurus Knowledge Solutions Ltd. , Virgo Engineers Limited, Godrej Infotech Ltd, Equirus Capital Pvt. Ltd., Rand Worldwide, Inc. and Geometric GmbH. He Chairs the Mentoring effort at The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Mumbai.
“The way manufacturing is done has completely changed today with the advent of new technologies like cloud, smart factories, internet of things, additive manufacturing, etc.; alliances for collaborative design and manufacturing; and stricter regulatory norms. Geometric helps its customers stay competitive and speed up their product realization cycle while enabling them to benefits from the latest technologies.” Geometric told The CEO Magazine.