Incepted in 2006, EnCata is based in Minsk's dynamic tech hub, by Oleg Kondrashov, who received recognition as the Person of the Year for Industrial Innovation in Belarus in 2016. EnCata has grown from a small and LEAN manufacturing firm to the region's leading full-service engineering consultancy. As a product development business, EnCata is also a mechanical, electrical, industrial, and embedded software design firm with comprehensive R&D capabilities. It provides bespoke engineering services and catalyzes ideas of the customers and converts into working prototypes. The unique Agile approach adopted by the professionals for product development, R&D, and rapid prototype construction ensures that the clients enjoy cost-effective engineering solutions and contemporary designs.
Moreover, EnCata has built a thriving working environment for engineers, R&D scientists, and workers to flourish and deliver outstanding results. The engineers hold a diverse set of skills, expertise, and rich experience that allow them to tackle any project. Having a manufacturing unit in the same premises, EnCata fosters collaboration of engineering and prototyping units.
Furthermore, the design engineers spend 20% of their working time meeting the prototypes, ensuring they always deliver the real 'working design.' The professionals think in terms of the value stream, where everything is aligned to create value that the customer wants. Thus, the team guides and advises the customers on every stage of decision: from planning, budgeting, and concept design to technical details for the product's mass-production. Besides this, the group advises at every step on feasibility, concept, tooling costs, and specs price to manage and mitigate risks in advance.
Leading a 200+ engineer’s team, EnCata's more finely tuned role serves two very separate client bases. One is to help clients manage various challenges, including product lifecycle, technology transfer, and commercial R&D. Second is to give end-to-end engineering services to help the clients complete the journey right from a good idea to design and development to mass-production and market launch.
The GoodFirms team recently interviewed Peter Dudin, in which he described in brief EnCata's services, the story behind its inception, and other parameters responsible for the company's success. Oleg Kondrashov, the CEO and the founder of EnCata, registered the engineering manufacturing company under the name of BDC-Air.
Involved in industrial IoT and automation projects and some large R&D projects, the founder and other team members determined to expand the operations and start offering engineering, R&D, and new product development services. This way, the commencement of EnCata (Engineering Catalyst) took place.
The organization employs a typical engineering/software consultancy model where value is added with much energy on the future product and its main features. EnCata's dedicated consultancy unit works with clients to solve the challenges of bringing innovative ideas and disruptive technologies to the market.
Having read the entire conversation between Peter Dudin and the interviewer, one can also go through the detailed interview published at GoodFirms.
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