The challenges presented by globalization, price reductions and the need to provide increasingly higher quality services all drive change.
The Transport, Infrastructures and Services markets are in a period of heavy change, which leads them to undertake increasing competition. The reasons behind this change are well-known: market globalization, price reduction and consequent need to raise the quality standards of their own services. With its deep knowledge matured in these sectors, Engineering is the leading provider of professional services in the logistics and infrastructure fields. Process professionals support the clients in their pursuit of company goals and accompany them during the transformation processes required by the new industrial panorama.
Port activities require the management of endless internal (intraport) and external information, as there are so many players and services in play: navigation companies, maintenance firms, land carriers, international courier companies, ship-owners, control bodies, the Naval Register, statistical services, banks, warehouse owners, shipment operators, and sites for maintenance and repairs. Engineering provides solutions and services for logistic chain and warehouse automation, for the tracing of goods, georeferencing systems and interconnection/interoperability systems.
Airport operators need to optimize processes and improve the quality of services in order to limit investments and costs. Airport efficiency can be improved by intervening on both infrastructure management and business processes and through integrating all the services onto a single, shared platform. This across-the-board approach for all "core" activities in airports allows for efficient action. Engineering's services and solutions for airport operators develop along three basic lines:
Efficency: Consultancy and process engineering; Core Planning & Operation Systems; Infrastructural Management; Outsourcing
Security: ICT Security; Surveillance and georeferencing
Innovation: Mobility; Airport Control & Communication; Tracking Management
Over recent years, the topic of people and goods mobility is becoming increasingly important from an economic and social point of view. The possibility of moving rapidly and safely has become a primary need for people, which also requires more and more services. In this context, Information & Communication Technology become a competitive factor for sector operators, that can in this way exploit innovations introduced in recent years on vehicles, road signal systems, traffic detection and entertainment and information systems.
With its own competences and the vast range of specialized solutions and services, Engineering is a reliable partner for the sector's main players, capable of supporting them in the introduction of innovation and contributing to making road transport more sustainable: safe, efficient, clean and smooth.
In recent years, urban and intercity railway networks have grown in importance, to the point of replacing the traditional stretches normally traveled using airplanes and cars. The increasing importance of railway networks is destined to develop and last in future years too, on the condition that the sector operators equip themselves with the tools and solutions that can respond to new regulations and legislation and also can satisfy ever more challenging passenger needs, increasing the quality of service. For this reason, Engineering supports railway operators by providing specific solutions for the sector:
Airlines operate in a very competitive global sector that requires timing, speed and agility. The leading companies in this market have addressed challenges such as the appearance of low cost carriers and deregulation of international routes In this context, the ability to maximize the use of carries, optimization of integrated logistics and the capacity to efficiently and effectively manage maintenance are essential factors for recovering productivity in commercial air transport.
Transport and Logistics
Transport and Logistics are an essential competitive factor in the current global economy. Being able to guarantee customer satisfaction and optimize business support management processes are vitally important for companies in this sector. To do this, it is necessary to have innovative ICT solutions and efficient infrastructures. Wherever goods must be transported, by road, rail, sea or air, an optimal use of resources is a key success factor. For this reason, Engineering plans, creates and manages state-of-the-art ICT solutions.
Companies in the services sector, focused on professional and assistance services, are increasingly subjected to market competition with important effects on their profits and losses and on opportunities for growth. Engineering provides a suite of ICT solutions and services that are designed and realized according to the specific nature of "professional services organizations", which manage aspects regarding the automation, control and management of time for the professionals and staff involved in projects and services, providing an economic value to the individual phases of the project for planning, tender, realization, testing and maintenance.
The construction sector has recently entered an important phase of change. In fact, it has changed from a typically local market to a more globalized market that has seen the main operators change its own activities, therefore no longer being construction companies but service companies. The internalization of markets and the globalization of operations have also aided concentration operations that allowed international companies to emerge with many changes to the traditional business model. Engineering can count on internal professional skills that allow it to accompany companies along the road of transformation.