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Pemamek, PROSTEP Collaborate on Technology Integration for Shipbuilding, Offshore Industries

DARMSTADT, Germany, Oct 11, 2023 – The global provider of welding and production automation solutions Pemamek Ltd. has entered into a strategic cooperation with the PROSTEP Group. The Finnish company now offers integrations between several CAD/PDM systems and PEMA welding automation solutions to its customers in the shipbuilding and offshore industries. The integrations are implemented using components from PROSTEP’s OpenPDM SHIP product family. They enable the loss-free transfer of design and metadata to the PEMA Core software for NC programming, thereby eliminating the need for manual redesigns.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Loimaa, Finland, Pemamek Ltd. is a family-owned company that develops and manufactures welding and production automation solutions for the heavy industries. In its more than 50- year history, the company has delivered more than 15,000 welding automation solutions to customers in more than 50 countries. The export rate is over 90 per cent.

PEMA solutions are used not only in shipbuilding and the offshore industry but also in metal machining, wind tower and foundation manufacturing, power generation, the process industry and heavy engineering.
Pemamek’s customers are placing increasing value on the ability to reuse their CAD and PDM data directly for NC programming of PEMA solutions.

To avoid developing interfaces to umpteen different CAD and PDM systems themselves, the company decided to offer its customers PROSTEP’s OpenPDM SHIP integration platform together with a newly developed connector to the PEMA Core software.

The standard scope of the platform offers a large number of field-proven connectors, not only to common mechanical CAD systems such as Siemens NX, PTC Creo or 3DEXPRESSION from Dassault Systèmes, but also to shipbuilding-specific applications such as AVEVA Marine, NAPA, CADMATIC and ShipConstructor. Products designed with these systems can now be transferred to the PEMA software with little effort.

The cooperation with Pemamek puts the two companies’ many years of collaboration on a new footing and is designed to last, as Matthias Grau (Key Account Manager Shipbuilding Industry at PROSTEP) emphasizes: “We regard Pemamek as a strategic partner and want to further develop our software and services together to offer our customers the greatest possible benefit.” PROSTEP will provide its new partner with documentation, after- sales and maintenance services for the products and, if required, also support them in implementing the software in the respective customer environment.

“The cooperation with PROSTEP is a prerequisite for being able to seamlessly integrate our welding and production automation solutions into our customers’ IT infrastructure, thereby improving their digital continuity,” says Jani Hollo, Director of Projects at Pemamek. “We are pleased to have found a trusted partner in PROSTEP, who not only has a very powerful integration platform but also the necessary industry knowledge in our customer environment.”

About PROSTEP Inc.

PROSTEP Inc., the fastest growing PLM solutions, systems integration, and migration consultant in the North American region for the discrete manufacturing industry, is the wholly-owned subsidiary of leading global parent company PROSTEP AG.

Located in the US automotive industry hub, Troy, MI, PROSTEP provides PLM solutions across industries including AutomotiveAerospaceShipbuilding, and other manufacturing.

For more information about PROSTEP Inc., visit


PROSTEP AG is recognized as a partner to the leading manufacturing companies worldwide. We count the top companies in this industry among our customers. PROSTEP is an independent consulting and solution development company, but also supplies ready-made product solutions. Our strength lies in a combination of industry-specific expertise, process know-how and technological competence. We offer our customers competent consultancy services, a comprehensive range of other services, and innovative solutions covering every aspect of product lifecycle management.

The PROSTEP Group has a current headcount of more than 300 in Germany, Poland and the USA. In addition to its headquarters in Darmstadt, PROSTEP also maintains branch offices in Berlin, Böblingen, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Munich, Saarbrücken and Wolfsburg, as well as in Wrocław (Poland) and in Troy, Michigan (USA). For more information, visit

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.

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