Newcastle software firm Symetri aims for 20% turnover rise

A SOFTWARE development company is aiming to grow its £9m turnover by 20% as it takes advantage of radical changes in computer-aided design.

A SOFTWARE selling company is aiming to grow its £9m turnover by 20% as it takes advantage of radical changes in computer-aided design.

Newcastle-based Symetri currently employs 25 people and has taken on 5 extra staff in the past 12 months. The company is growing its reputation for product design in the nuclear sector the length and breath of the country.

Business director Colin Watson said: “Whereas product designers used to produce a few hard-to-fathom sketches and then complex engineering drawings, they can now visualise their designs on screen with images that look like photographs of the real thing.

“These designs can then be made to perform as they would in real life. Symetri can provide the software and the knowledge to help manufacturers use these products to their full advantage.

“It’s probably an understatement to say that most businesses supplying other businesses have had a bumpy ride over the past few years.

“Many organisations have put a block on all but essential capital investments and the reverberations felt all along the supply chain.

“But when people talk about the recession, the design community, especially people who are doing engineering design, are very busy. We aim to match our skills to that healthy marketplace and try to make those companies as efficient as possible.”

Symetri is its parent company Autodesk’s leading UK partner operating in the oil, gas, nuclear, renewables, transportation and manufacturing sectors. The team, operating out of Newcastle, Aberdeen, Wakefield and Leicester supplies 2D and 3D computer-aided engineering design (CAD) software, as well as specific third-party software applications and associated services.

The business supports over 750 organisations throughout the UK.

Symetri is also an Autodesk- authorised training centre, delivering certified training courses to more than 400 delegates per year.

In addition, the group has software development capabilities and is a member of Autodesk’s developer network.

The team provides engineering data management solutions helping organisations improve their businesses through efficient information management and collaboration between individuals, departments, extended design teams and supply chain partners.


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