Simera Africa is the specialist engineering consultancy and bespoke product development arm of the Simera Group.

Our expertise lies in supporting product development by cross-cutting multiple engineering domains. 

These include, but are not limited to, optical imaging systems design, advanced structural design, simulation & optimization, prototype production, testing, PLM applications and engineering process design.

INDUSTRIES WE SPECIALISE IN

  • Space
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Medical
  • Industrial cameras
  • Consumer product design and development
  • Precision optical system field
  • PLM implementation support

Simera Africa is experienced in achieving compliance with quality management systems such as those applicable to the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 for medical devices.

WE ARE PROJECT MANAGERS, ENGINEERS, ANALYSTS AND TECHNICIANS, GEARED TO SOLVE ENGINEERING CHALLENGES

We solve problems and design better products for our clients who range from start-ups, corporates to prominent state-owned research institutes.
We are a multi-disciplinary consultancy service and we incorporate prototype production when required.

We pride ourselves in our commitment and dedication to our customers in providing engineering design and simulation tools to global standards.

IDEATE – DESIGN – TEST METHOD

We iteratively find the most convenient schedule and cost-efficient focus for real engineering solutions.

We lead, join or support projects over the full life cycle of product or system development – from conceptualization, realization and production to end of life – we make sure we select the right team, management and engineering processes to meet our client’s schedule, performance and cost requirements.

OUR FOCUS AREAS

TURNKEY BESPOKE UAV SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

We develop custom high-performance UAVs for commercial and institutional clients. We have a well established global network of components and systems suppliers that provide efficient and agile systems design, integration and testing capabilities.

We execute these as turnkey projects within a secure PLM data environment and, on completion, transfer the complete research, development and production data pack to you. That way you have peace of mind that all product development knowledge is captured and secured.

STRUCTURAL SIMULATION AND SYSTEMS MODEL

Our experience in numerical simulation of physical systems enables us to implement the Siemens NX virtual twin simulation tools. These range from basic structural static response to advanced thermal and dynamic response investigations.

PLM data management systems are used to ensure complete forward and backward design synchronization between requirements, design and simulation tasks.

We research methods and techniques to extend this to production and operational lifecycles, continuously verifying our designs by testing static loads, cyclic and structural signatures as well as modal, sine and random response shaker tests.

APPLICATION OF PLM IN PRODUCT DESIGN AND PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT

As long-established users of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools, Simera Africa recognizes that data interoperability and governance is crucial for optimized and sustained product development.

This is particularly relevant for geographically dispersed teams. We assist SMEs, Product Development Centers and research institutes to plan and optimize the PLM implementation process.

IMPLEMENTATION OF ISO SYSTEMS IN PRECISION PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS

We customize and implement quality management systems such as ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 in regulated environments.

We shape and tailor process structures to ensure that lean and optimal quality-focused execution systems are implemented and adapted to match product and process.

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Our team have extensive experience working in well-controlled defence and space development projects. We use this experience to tailor systems engineering and project management to optimized program requirements such as:

  • Systems engineering management
  • Requirements gathering and analyses
  • Systems and solution innovation and architecting
  • Project management
  • System architectural and execution planning design

CONCEPTUAL, DETAIL DESIGN AND ANALYSES

We have an exceptionally strong design and simulation capability using class-leading simulation tools covering various technical domains such as:

  • Structural design and analyses
  • Optical design and analyses
  • Optomechanical design and analyses
  • Thermal design and analyses