For Digitized Smart Factories


The three Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions channel partners have announced to join forces under the IDEAL Group brand.

The merged IDEAL Group creates a resource pool that can undertake any size of digital enterprise initiative, adding unique value to new and existing customers in the discrete manufacturing or process industry. The new digital solutions powerhouse covers the Nordic countries and the Baltics region, employing 110 persons. Pro Forma Net Sales for the IDEAL PLM Group was 17 MEUR (2018).

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Our history

Summit Systems AS has since its establishment in 1993 has been a driving force to streamline Norwegian industry. Since inception, the main focus is to find great products and ideas that we could bring to Norway. We therefore took part in many seminars and conferences abroad to see what the market had to offer.

Background for selected CAD supplier

When Summit Systems AS was founded, none of the major CAD vendors in mechanical industry even established in Norway, Summit Systems AS had, in other words the ability to represent the majority. We opted for SDRC I-DEAS and that was not the greatest, but the most innovative at the time. With a simple to use interface and a built-PLM solution that made it possible to work with a Master Model concept, the choice was easy. Our competitors start thinking about this now, 20 years later. We quickly became affiliated with NTNU, and has since worked closely how Summit Systems AS helped with the delivery of software and expertise. We have teamed with Norwegian industry adapted for many projects and theses. The partnership has also meant that many of our employees come from NTNU. We are constantly looking to strengthen our ties with the Norwegian education environment, so to increase the supply of qualified engineers in the market.

PLM to Norway

Summit Systems AS was also a driving force to implement PLM in Norway. We made ​​our first sales in 1998, and has since held a dominant position in this market. This is best demonstrated by the fact that many of our Teamcenter customers Inventor, Pro / E and SolidWorks.

About Summit and Siemens in today's market

Summit Systems AS currently has a leading position in product development in mechanical industry, with products NX, Teamcenter, Tecnomatix and Solid Edge. The same position we aim to achieve in the oil and gas industry with products Como, Teamcenter and NX. We have therefore established Summit Solutions. To support our customers with the implementation and customization of the systems we have established Summit Resources. Summit Systems AS has chosen to partner with Siemens Industry Software. Not only is the market leader, but also the provider that has focused mostly on open solutions. Parasolid is the core of NX, used among others SolidWorks and 200 other graphical system requiring 3D modeling.

Smart Expert Gold Horizontal Summ Systems Part of Ideal Group will be the leading Siemens Digital Industries Software partner in the Nordic region and Baltic countries and its offering to customers includes industry leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Industrial Internet solutions.

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