Engineering

Aerospace, civil, and construction engineering companies are experiencing great changes and face significant challenges that represent an opportunity to innovate with digital transformation solutions applied to their business processes.

Digital transformation is the key to moving forward

Companies in the aerospace industry are undergoing substantial transformation and facing major obstacles as they strive to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, civil engineering is also undergoing major changes along its entire value chain, accelerated by the pandemic.

The aerospace industry expects sales of new digital services to increase substantially over the next few years and the inability to incorporate digital technology into its core business could mean a significant loss of market share in addition to increased costs and a loss of return on its investments.

For engineering and construction companies, there is an opportunity to innovate with digital transformation solutions applied to the business in a complex business environment marked by strong competition, rising costs, difficulties to standardize due to the diversity of local standards, resistance to change, and lack of innovation.

To increase the value they bring to their customers, they must optimize business operations and increase the efficiency of their production, logistics, transactional and administrative processes by investing in intelligent infrastructures, connectivity, and value-added services.

Challenges

Aerospace engineering companies are undergoing major changes and face the challenge of managing the consequences of COVID-19. On the other hand, construction companies have been characterized by their late incorporation of new digital technologies.

Álvaro Genovés, Project Manager — Avalon

We need to react now to avoid losing market share and increasing costs

Aerospace engineering

Aerospace companies are undergoing major changes and facing major challenges as they manage the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Reduced demand for aircraft will push the industry to develop new service-based business models.
  • The aviation industry must continue to move toward decarbonization in line with the United Nations "Race to Zero" campaign, by replacing carbon with other sustainable aviation fuels.
  • The vulnerability of global supply chains, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, will force companies to re-evaluate their inventory management practices.
  • Competition for talent will continue to intensify.

All these challenges can be successfully addressed through digital transformation. Companies that successfully adapt to the changing environment and embrace digital transformation will realize higher revenues and a greater return on investment. Falling behind could mean a significant increase in costs and a loss of market share for companies.

Civil engineering and construction

It has been characterized as one of the economic areas that are late in incorporating new digital technologies to increase its efficiency and productivity. The impact of the coronavirus crisis has been significant in the sector but less profound than expected. New challenges and opportunities to innovate with digital transformation solutions are presented for these companies:

  • Monetization of the digital transformation process, from marketing projects to offering solutions and services.
  • The added value of the chain will be shifted towards the end user so that infrastructures will be designed to provide new services to their end users.
  • Connected buildings are the future of the industry and their attractiveness will depend on the value they can bring to their users. It is even possible that at any given moment the value of the information associated with the infrastructures will be greater than that of the infrastructures themselves.
  • Companies will need to modernise procurement procedures.
  • Improvements in quality control, safety and management processes will facilitate risk control in construction.
  • Linking engineering design with execution, integrating construction equipment, and providing connectivity to workers will also improve productivity, efficiency, and safety.
  • The sector must continue to combat climate change by developing more efficient and sustainable infrastructures.

Digital is Human

Avalon Engineering

We accelerate the digital transformation of business processes through vertical solutions where efficiency is always a priority.

We help customers design and execute the digital transformation of their businesses by applying technologies such as advanced data analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), or cloud computing.

  • Implementation of digital flows for the automation of the value chain in order to increase process efficiency and respond to new customer needs.
  • Application of Smart Manufacturing to the manufacturing and supply chain to increase the quality and flexibility of processes and increase productivity.
  • Use of digital capabilities and advanced data analytics to improve field service and spare parts management.

New digital services:

  • Creation of new digital businesses based on data, adding value to the organization from the company's data through the use of Big Data and advanced analytics techniques.

Connectivity:

  • We help construction companies connect and transform cities through Smart Cities products and services.
  • We implement waste management models through IoT and Big Data that promote the circular economy.
  • We promote smart homes with IoT solutions that promote efficient consumption of energy resources while improving the user experience.

Optimization of operations:

  • Implementation of the Building Information Management (BIM) methodology to optimize costs and deadlines and improve control of the project life cycle, from the generation of the opportunity to the maintenance phase
  • Intelligent construction asset management solutions that reduce risks and save time and costs.
  • Use of Business intelligence tools for the elaboration of advanced dashboards that allow the control and follow-up of projects.
  • Training employees in virtual environments through new virtual simulation techniques, accelerating learning, and increasing job security.

Customer relationship management:

  • Use of CRM tools to help organizations improve customer management: management of commercial accounts, recording of communications, information exchange, etc.
  • Digitization of the Contact Center to provide omnichannel support to the end customer through robotization, automation, and intelligent routing of interactions between physical and virtual agents.

Digitization of the workplace:

  • Deployment of virtual desktops and implementation of web portals that allow workers to remotely access corporate systems, using different fixed and mobile devices.
  • Development of digital solutions for productivity improvement in all areas of the company through the implementation of advanced communication tools and collaboration tools between groups.

Digitization of back-office operations:

  • Digitization of technical and contractual documentation and management of industry information exchange processes.

Optimization of the installed base and security of Information Technologies:

  • Consolidation of corporate application roadmaps through industrialization and robust development platforms.
  • Infrastructure automation using machine learning, RPA, and other automation techniques.
  • Cloud migration to optimize platform speed, scalability, and availability.
  • Comprehensive cybersecurity management and incident response.
  • Protection of the development environment by including security mechanisms in the life cycle to ensure that the developed applications do not present vulnerabilities.

Some of our clients in the Engineering Sector

  • Aena
  • ENAIRE
  • AESA