IMR welcomes Kaizen PLM as Platinum Tier Member

IMR welcomes Kaizen PLM as Platinum Tier Member

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) are delighted to welcome Kaizen PLM as their newest Platinum Tier Member.  Through the partnership with Kaizen PLM, IMR will have full access to a broad suite of cutting-edge Siemens PLM Software that enables a wide range of Industry 4.0 applications from Virtual Commissioning to Digital Twins.

Micheal Cassidy, CTO of IMR notes, “We have been working closely with Kaizen PLM for some time, using Siemens PLM software to tackle real digitisation challenges with several of our manufacturing industry partners.  This collaboration has helped us deliver highly impactful results in areas such as production line simulation and workforce optimisation.”

Micheal continues, “Kaizen PLM joining IMR as a platinum member takes the collaboration to the next level and is going to enable IMR to support Irish manufacturing industries in developing a pathway to digital twins across multiple areas, designing and simulating complex machined and additively manufactured parts, and to support Industry in the area of Virtual Commissioning.   We worked closely with Anthony O’Riordan to select a portfolio of software that was specifically aimed at demonstrating the key challenges facing Irish Industry across multiple sectors, from Medical Devices to Aerospace”.

Anthony O’Riordan, Technical Director of Kaizen PLM explains, “Kaizen PLM are delighted to join forces with IMR to help IMR and their associates to quickly get up to speed with a range of tools developed by Siemens digital industries software. Siemens Digital Industries is a leading innovator in automation and digitalization and through this partnership we will work with IMR to deliver class leading CAD, CAM, CAE, PLM and virtual commissioning packages to Irish Industry. These are the same commercial software packages used globally by industry giants and forward thinking SMB’s that need to increase the speed of innovation, enhance product performance, increase manufacturing efficiencies and reduce cost”

The software provided includes:


NX delivers the next generation of design, simulation, and manufacturing solutions that enable companies to realize the value of the digital twin.

Solid edge

a complete portfolio of competitively priced product development tools: mechanical and electrical design, simulation, manufacturing, technical publications, data management, PCB design, P&ID and more.


Drive efficient end-to-end part manufacturing operations and deliver high-precision parts through digitalization.  Program CNC machine tools, control robotic cells, drive 3D printers and monitor quality using one software system. Digitally transform your part manufacturing business to gain productivity and increase profitability.

Simcenter 3D

Simcenter 3D is a comprehensive, fully integrated CAE solution for complex, multidisciplinary product performance engineering.  Simcenter 3D contains Acoustics, aerostructures, composites, electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, motion, thermal, Multiphysics and structural solvers.

Opcenter APS

Digitalization is changing everything, and manufacturers must react quickly and intelligently to unexpected changes, while being able to respond to shorter lead times and satisfy customer demands. These challenges are faced not only by large enterprises, but also small and medium businesses. Opcenter APS (formerly known as “Preactor APS) Advanced Planning and Scheduling software solutions have been specifically developed to meet this need, using advanced algorithms that balance demand and capacity to generate achievable production schedules.


Tecnomatix is a comprehensive portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions that help you to digitalize manufacturing and the process of turning innovative ideas and raw materials into transformative products. With Tecnomatix software, you achieve synchronization between product engineering, manufacturing engineering, production, and service operations to maximize your production efficiency.

About IMR

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is a leading manufacturing Research and Technology Organisation with labs and industrial pilot lines in Dublin and Mullingar, Ireland.  IMR works with leading global and indigenous brands to demystify, and derisk new and emerging technologies and to deliver high impact collaborative research to enable global leadership in advanced manufacturing.  IMR has over 60 researchers with 100’s years of combined Industry Expertise working in areas such as 3D printing, Data Analytics, Knowledge Management, Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics and the Industrial Internet of Things.  IMR activities span national and European research collaborations, prototyping services, training, and Industry networks.  Through their Industry 4.0 Pilot Factory in Mullingar, IMR are enabling manufacturing companies and equipment providers to explore the art of the possible hands-on.

About Kaizen PLM

Kaizen PLM are a Siemens Industry Software Gold partner with offices in Ireland and the UK and are the Siemens PLM partner for the Irish Market.  Kaizen PLM provide industry software solutions, training, support, and consultancy which help companies enhance their product development and manufacturing capability.   Kaizen PLM are the only accredited Siemens additive manufacturing Smart Partner for UK&I and also have a core focus on Siemens Virtual commissioning portfolio.

Our in-house engineering team work closely with our subsidiary Park electrical services and Siemens Digital Industries Software’s global team of experts.   The team at Kaizen PLM consist of experienced mechanical, precision, electrical and PLM engineers and use our skills to support the deployment of software for mechanical and electrical design, manufacturing planning and simulation, Component and system level physics simulation, virtual commissioning, and product lifecycle management.