Our company was founded in 1982 as Dr. Maier CSS CAD/CAM Managementberatung, with three employees.
CAD/CAM was the starting-point. The high-tech innovation of its time was extremely sought-after despite the heavy investments it involved. The market was crowded with over 20 providers of all sizes; consultancy was essential to minimize investment risks. The first integrated approach at that time involved end-to-end data from 2D CAD to NC machines.
The arrival of CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) and EDM (Engineering Data Management) later shifted the focus of industry – and thus of consultancy – towards management of data and change processes.
In 1994 the company changed its name and legal form to Dr. Maier CSS GmbH & Co. KG. It is still privately owned today. In addition to consultancy services, clients demanded the installation of design workplaces with local graphics workstations and CAD and data management software. At this time Dr. Maier CSS supplied CAD workstation systems with digital drawing management as integrated solutions.
The first EDM systems in operation were accompanied by a growing need for CAD EDM integration for exchanging drawing data, BOMs and parts management with classification in accordance with DIN4000. Dr. Maier CSS continued to develop, offering EDM consultancy and solutions for CAD EDM-integrated engineering systems which formed the foundation of the company’s PLM expertise today.
As globalization advanced, markets underwent change and development. Innovation-focused clients embraced these changes, as did our own company. We still provide support for many of our clients today throughout their progress towards global PLM, and continue to serve as their expert partner for innovation processes and integrated information flows.
We have built a smoothly functioning PLM network with Oracle and our other partners. Oracle supplies us with advanced and future-proof software solutions that are modular, open and scalable. In tandem with our in-depth industry knowledge, high levels of PLM expertise and proven PLM strategy, this has established a healthy basis for the development of our company in the future.