Automotive industry is continuously challenged with pressure on investments & reduced time to market for introduction of new models / variants. On the one hand in the manufacturing space this leads to a greenfield project or upgrade existing production facilities for introduction of a new variant on an existing production line. On the other in the Product Engineering space it leads to new product lines or vehicle facelift projects. In both the scenarios Digital Manufacturing plays a pivotal role.
The evolving role of the product designers to combine art, science and technology has been facilitated by digital tools that now allow designers to visualize, communicate and produce tangible ideas in a way never thought of before. AllyGrow is able to do exactly this through the acquisition of Automotive Elements which has very rich experience and the resources to execute projects in the Automotive domains of Interiors & Exteriors. AllyGrow supports customers right from the Concept Design phase through to Product Launch. Validation of designs for requirements of manufacturing feasibility, regulatory compliances, durability, crash etc. is done concurrently using CAE tools in the various design phases. The final validated product complete in all aspects is delivered to the customer within the set timelines. Latest communication and program management tools are employed during this entire process. The long standing experience of Automotive Elements will be extended and supplemented by focused competency development in specific additional automotive domains to enable AllyGrow to service its customers across different systems and sub-systems.
AllyGrow, through its acquisition of Ranal’s engineering services vertical, has now decades of experience and resources with the right skill sets to address this process in the manufacturing domain . The company therefore uses diverse and advanced technologies to meet the objective of reduced time to Start Of Production (SOP). AllyGrow gets associated with a project right from Simultaneous Engineering phase to Processing, Equipment design, Factory planning and Build- support, based on customer need. Digital Manufacturing and simulation tools help to construct a complete Virtual Factory before a single brick is laid at site, thus enabling the customer to plan, validate and optimize their production processes, well ahead of the start of production. Over the period of last 20 years the team has catered to the requirements of global customers to significantly reduce the time as well as cost of setting up production lines.
The array of services in the automotive are as follows:
- Body in White (BIW)
- Plastic Interior Trims
- Plastic Exterior Trims
- Automotive Seating
- Chassis Systems
- BIW Tool Design
- Measurement Strategy & Dimensional Management
- Processing & Simultaneous Engineering
- Simulation & Plant Layout