TriMech and Solid Solutions Group unite to form a
strategic, transatlantic technology and solutions partnership for the advanced
design, engineering, and manufacturing sectors.
TriMech has acquired Solid Solutions Group,
bringing together hundreds of technical specialists from across four countries,
and expanding support for design engineers and manufacturers in North America,
the UK, and Ireland.
Marcel Matte, President and CEO of TriMech, said this move
continues TriMech’s effort to broaden the technology and business solutions it
can deliver to its clients, who work in industries as diverse as automotive to
aerospace, and mining to medical devices.
“For more than two decades, each company’s clients have
trusted the advice and support we offer across every stage of the product
development process. As we grow, we improve our ability to develop
sophisticated, custom solutions that address even more of their challenges.
This is one critical way we match up well with Solid Solutions. We both value
the partnerships we have with clients who are navigating digital and business
transformations.” - Marcel Matte, President and CEO of TriMech
Shaping the industry
The combined company, which has people working in nine time
zones, is the most comprehensive provider of software and services for the
SOLIDWORKS and Dassault Systèmes portfolio across their combined geographies.
Both TriMech and Solid Solutions have a long history of delivering exceptional
training, consulting, and support services, with a focus on expanding their
capabilities to help take their clients’ businesses to the next level – in
design, simulation and analysis, process and workflow, documentation, product
data and lifecycle management, as well as offerings for the production floor.
Matte said both TriMech and Solid Solutions believe strongly
in the value of serving as a one-stop technology solutions partner to clients
of all sizes, including multinational corporations operating in North America,
the UK, and other parts of Europe.
“Our leadership teams have embraced a unique vision that
maintains a strong focus on enhancing our core products and services while
continually increasing our ability to deliver more for those who need it.
Custom, process-specific solutions – both within the engineering department and
beyond – are becoming increasingly important.”
Marcel Matte, President and CEO of TriMech
Growing together with clients
Solid Solutions is led by CEO Alan Sampson, who will become
President of TriMech’s UK and European business. The Solid Solutions management
team will remain in place, and the combined company will continue to execute a
strategy to expand its portfolio of solutions and services, both organically
and through acquisitions.
“We continue to evolve and grow in ways that benefit our
clients. No matter how large, diverse, or complex they become, we want to have
the offerings and experts to deliver the results they need for the next chapter
in their development. That is why joining TriMech is also exciting for our
team, who recognise all the opportunities they’ll have to serve our clients in
Alan Sampson, Solid Solutions CEO
Solid Solutions’ UK and European clients will eventually
gain access to TriMech’s services, including the ability to outsource
engineering and advanced manufacturing projects to TriMech, and to use its
dedicated and uniquely qualified recruitment team to quickly fill technical
positions on their design and engineering teams where SOLIDWORKS and Dassault
Systèmes product expertise are critical.
TriMech is a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, a U.S.
private equity firm that invests in promising lower midmarket companies with
EBITDA of up to $80 million. Solid Solutions joins TriMech following a two-year
successful partnership with LDC, a leading UK mid-market private equity firm,
during which the business grew organically and through acquisitions to increase
its revenues by more than 35%.
To support continued growth of the combined company, both
TriMech and Solid Solutions are actively recruiting for a range of positions in
the US and UK/Ireland.
For more information, visit https://trimech.com/expansion-into-uk-with-solid-solutions-acquisition.
Find TriMech online at TriMech.com,
Solid Solutions at SolidSolutions.co.uk and
Sentinel Capital Partners at SentinelPartners.com.
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Richmond, VA,
TriMech is a leading technology and business solutions partner for designers,
engineers, and manufacturers. It works with top software and hardware partners,
including Dassault Systèmes, CNC Software, Stratasys, and Artec, and its
experts provide computer-aided design and engineering software, additive and
subtractive manufacturing solutions, and associated training, consulting,
implementation, and staff augmentation services for clients across a variety of
industries. Its tools support 3D modeling, simulation, virtual replication, and
collaboration, as well as data management, configure-price-quote automation,
product lifecycle management, and enterprise resource planning. With its
acquisition of Solid Solutions, TriMech has grown to have more than 50
locations across four countries – the United States, Canada, the United
Kingdom, and Ireland – serving more than 30,000 clients with over 650
employees, including approximately 270 application engineers. For more
information, please visit TriMech.com.
About Solid Solutions
Founded in 1998, Solid Solutions is the leading SOLIDWORKS
provider in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It operates 23 offices, with
headquarters in Leamington Spa in central England. With a core mission to
support client excellence throughout the design, engineering, and manufacturing
industries, its team offers software solutions and related training and
consulting and has one of the world’s most highly certified SOLIDWORKS support
teams. For more information, please visit SolidSolutions.co.uk.