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MCA operates in diversified business sectors such as automotive, energy, railway, industry, aeronautics, defense, electronics, multimedia, life sciences, tertiary…
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MCA Engineering is part of MCA Group, an international player in engineering and high-tech consulting. MCA’s consultants are engineers commissioned for strategic and technical projects in some of the biggest companies in the industrial and tertiary fields. We support our clients with their innovation and R&D issues during the entire product life cycle. More than 1200 engineers work for MCA, offering technical assistance in service centers or under fixed-rate contracts.
The company has grown mainly organically, thus ensuring a stable and dynamic development. Both customers and engineers benefit from our international network – and our engineers can enjoy diversified projects in an international context.
MCA, Powered by Engineers
From the very beginning, MCA has always thought it was essential to respect those values which have helped the company resist the economic crisis and develop its growth.
To develop human resources:
MCA’s teams recruit collaborators both for their technical competencies and human qualities. Our consultants are the human resources and the real strength of the company. MCA tries hard to encourage the growth and development of its consultants:
MCA is committed to diversity and believes in equity and equality for everyone involved in all activities within the company. Self-development and professional growth are both essential for the current and future success of MCA.
To generate profitability and ensure sustainability:
Globalization has overturned the established order, and companies like MCA must adapt themselves to new obligations and requirements from their clients. In order to ensure sustainability, MCA is investing in new areas and activities such as service centers. The main source of investment is MCA’s own profitability. Thus, our financial strength allows us to collaborate with the biggest European contractors. MCA is investing in them, consequently generating new opportunities and possibilities for the career development of our employees. Thanks to its rigorous management, MCA is a high-performance company which is investing in major future projects.
To provide the best service with fairness, integrity and to the highest ethical standard:
From the very beginning, MCA has completed projects to the highest standards of quality. Extensive assessments are frequently carried out to ensure the improvement and effectiveness of our policies. MCA depends on the excellence and ethics of its teams to make internal and external relationships more transparent and to resolve problems as quickly as possible. The high quality requirements of the MCA Group are assured by our ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.
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The sector is undergoing a transformation with new market entrants. To remain competitive, the major automotive groups are investing heavily in R&D, particularly in propulsion, ADAS systems, on-board systems, autonomous and connected vehicles, electric vehicles and the reduction of polluting emissions.
To support all these developments, automobile manufacturers have increased the outsourcing rate of their Research and Development by relying on strategic partners such as MCA.
To respond optimally to these strategic challenges, MCA consultants are engineers with a strong technical dimension. Historical sector of MCA, our customers are the European manufacturers and equipment manufacturers.
The varied skills of our teams enable us to support our industrial customers in all areas of the automotive industry and throughout the entire product life cycle: from design-design to commissioning and testing, to after-sales service (design and implementation of software for testing and maintenance procedures, for example).
The volatility of the market and the increase in Energy needs push the players in the sector to innovate and develop new energies. In parallel, numerous Research and Development projects have been launched in recent years to develop new technologies that respect the environment (wind, solar, biomass, etc.).
In this context, investments have increased to innovate and meet new environmental requirements. Market players are diversifying in the new energy niche and a synergy with other business sectors (automotive, etc.) is taking place. New challenges in recycling and waste management are emerging.
MCA has been referenced by major groups in the energy sector for over 25 years. MCA accompanies its clients on all energy issues and on all phases: preliminary design, design, construction, commissioning, operation and decommissioning.
The Group has recognized expertise in conventional energies such as oil, coal, gas and nuclearand is also developing in Thermal and New Energies (wind, solar, biomass...).
The international rail context is increasingly competitive with the rise of new players on the market (China, Japan, Korea). To differentiate themselves, players in the sector must invest in new technologies: signalling systems, connectivity, predictive maintenance analyses, data processing to analyse the state of equipment in real time, etc.
Moreover, the sector must respond to several problems:
- Replacing outdated equipment while innovating
- Gain market share by responding to calls for tenders that are demanding in terms of innovation, performance, safety and the environment
These major challenges require manufacturers to meet ever more innovative challenges.
MCA is referenced by most players in the rail market. The Group provides engineering solutions for each phase of a project, drawing on its expertise in the transport sector.
MCA works on the 4 main axes of the sectorinfrastructure, rolling stock, signalling and equipmentand on the entire V cycle of product development. MCA's international dimension enables it to accompany its clients on different markets.
The pharmaceutical, medical and biotechnology industries must continually invest to be at the forefront of innovation.
The market is in full evolution and is developing around 4 axes: connected health and IOT, industry 4.0, innovative medical equipment and Big Data.
The ageing of the population, diseases and the expiry of numerous patents are pushing these industries to invest in R&D, particularly in Biotech and production. The introduction of artificial intelligence also opens up new perspectives such as patient services.
The subject of health implies optimal risk management and very demanding quality processes. Moreover, quality assurance represents the majority of outsourcing needs on the part of market players and is a key issue in the sector. Manufacturers are audited very regularly by organizations around the world and therefore plan heavy investments on quality.
The aeronautics sector offers strong growth prospects with the sustained increase in air traffic. This leads to an increase in orders and therefore in the production rate. Industry players are investing in R&D to produce cleaner aircraft. At the same time, the sector is becoming digital: equipment manufacturers and manufacturers are integrating new technologies (big data, virtual reality, factory 4.0, robots, etc.). The introduction of artificial intelligence opens new perspectives.
The maintenance market is undergoing a complete transformation to obtain better performance.
The market outlook is therefore based on the capacity of the major players in the sector to innovate, while controlling production constraints.
In Space, the launchers and satellite communications market is very dynamic. The sector is gradually industrializing with the arrival of new players from the private sector allowing a drop in the cost of production. Global competition drives innovation and investment.
In Defence, faced with an unstable geopolitical context, governments continue to invest massively, particularly in cyber security.
MCA is involved in Aeronautics, Space and Defence industrial projects throughout the product life cycle in France and internationally.
The Group has set up partnerships in France and Vietnam to propose innovative and economic solutions in the field of mechanical calculation applied to Aeronautics.
MCA has a team of consultants at the cutting edge of technology, who are attentive to customers and users in order to propose ever more innovative and effective solutions.
The industrial sectors faces many challenges:
These major issues force industrial companies to challenge themselves in innovative ways. MCA’s expertise has enabled us to support our clients with their innovations for more than 20 years.
MCA has been referenced by the major players in the heavy industry sector. We are able to suggest engineering solutions for each step of the project thanks to our knowledge and competencies in this field.
MCA supports the entire life cycle of product development. As an international company, we operate in several markets around the world.
New technologies are strategic for all players in banking, insurance and finance. Big data, agility, personal data management and cyber security are at the heart of the sector's challenges.
The new players in Fin-Tech are pushing traditional market players to invest and innovate strongly in digital.
AXILEO and MCA IT Services, IT subsidiaries of the MCA Group, deploy their offer to the major players in banking, finance and insurance in all sectors of industry.
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Technological innovation is the driving force behind the development of the multimedia, e-commerce and telecoms sectors.
The sector is undergoing profound transformations with a rapid evolution towards the 4.0 industry: robots, connectivity, 3D printing, virtual reality or artificial intelligence. The IOT and connected objects market is exploding: it is estimated that more than 50 billion connected objects will be produced by 2020.
In telecom, operators are relying on the cloud and digitalization to improve their efficiency, while preparing for the deployment of 5G.
Faced with such changes in lifestyles and the phenomenon of permanent connectivity, manufacturers are also committed to maintaining user data security, which is becoming a real concern.
MCA offers 4 areas of service with several levels of investment depending on the client’s needs. We work directly with the client on-site or at our own offices.
Joining us means joining a dynamic and welcoming Group. You will have the opportunity to work on technological and challenging projects for prestigious clients.
We accompany you throughout your career according to your aspirations. For this, you benefit from a daily and personalized HR follow-up.
MCA promotes the internal promotion, mobility and professional development of its teams. Our extremely dynamic growth enables us to develop our activities in Europe and abroad, which offers all our teams varied opportunities within the Group.
You work into a friendly and stimulating environment! In order to encourage communication between employees, several events are organized. MCA has obtained Happy at Work 2017 certification ! HappyAtWork is the first participatory employer label that rewards excellence in employee management and motivation.
MCA’s strategy is to develop the competencies of its employees. This implies an active and understanding human resources policy.
Thanks to investment in many business sectors in many regions around the world, MCA has opened up numerous opportunities for professional and personal development both in Sweden and abroad.
Joining MCA means revitalizing your career while being provided with opportunities for growth and development.
MCA is recruiting long-term contracted consultants who have graduated from top engineering schools and demonstrate extensive technical knowledge and professional expertise.
Since our clients are mainly key accounts, personality is as important as knowledge. More than technical competencies, MCA is looking for positive, open-minded personalities with great adaptability and a natural curiosity. Consultants are in daily contact with strategic positions and act as MCA’s ambassadors to our clients.
Today on the blog we introduce you to Ramon, who opened a new MCA agency in Barcelona. Get to know more about a passionate and determined person, who knows about how to create business and catch opportunities !
1/ Hello Ramon, and welcome again to MCA ! Can you present yourself quickly?
My name is Ramon, I was born in Barcelona 28 years ago. I studied for three years the Industrial Engineering Bachelor of the “Universitat Politècnica de Barcelona” until I realized that I feel more comfortable with people than with numbers, so I changed my path and finished the bachelor specialized in Labor Law at the “Universitat de Barcelona”.
Regarding my background, I’ve always worked with business. I started in a huge recruitment company doing a lot of cold doors and cold phones trying to increment my own business all from scratch. One and a half year after I got promoted and started to learn to negotiate with high hierarchy stakeholders and to interview more qualified profiles, always taking care to generate more business.
After my experience there I started a new adventure as a business manager in an consulting company specialized in engineering. There I learned all the basics about the industrial sector; top notch companies, contacts, technicisms, etc.
2/ What convinced you to join MCA? How was your integration to the Groupe?
Basically the quality over quantity methodology of the Groupe and the challenge of starting a new business from scratch. Also, because of my previous experiences, I’m more used to work in international companies with a more “european” workstyle, which MCA has.
So far, even though I’m still alone in Barcelona, the integration has been really good. The first days I was in Madrid learning all the basics of the company and later on went to the training program in Paris, wich was very useful. Also everyone is willing to help, from the people in Madrid to the HQ in Paris, with regular visits of my COO.
3/ You attended the Impulse program last week: can you tell us more about this training? What did it brought you?
The Impulse program was a huge opportunity to learn about the culture of the company, It’s hierarchy, business plan and the use of Manageo all along with good tips and training to help us grow our own business. And of course to do some networking during the party! I’d absolutely recommend It.
4/ Which are the main challenges for MCA Spain in Barcelona?
There are plenty of challenges but the biggest one is to start It from scratch. To consolidate a business you need first a strong input of needs and dedicate a lot of time and efforts to study the Catalan market, prospect It, getting noticed and detect the best opportunities.
So far we have detected some good needs and I’m pretty sure that in no time and with the invaluable help from Madrid we’ll be able to cover them and start running the business!
5/ What is a typical day like as a Senior Business Manager?
There are no typical days in the life of a BM! You have to be constantly playing with the Chinese plates trying to consolidate and stabilize your business. But if you ask me, during the most “normal” day as a BM you have to prospect a lot, negotiate with the clients (and even with some candidates), interview good engineers, arrange meetings, expand your networking, be aware of the news in the sector and a long etc. Some days you know how It’s going to start but not how It will end!
6/ What does Barcelona brings in term of business as well as lifestyle?
Barcelona and the territories that surround It have a lot of potential in terms of business. The capital is one of the best cities of the world to start up a business, with plenty of huge companies constantly looking for IT profiles. And the territories around the city have a very strong industrial fabric specialized mostly in automotive but also with a huge potential in pharma, industry and even railway.
Regarding the lifestyle, well, what could I say. Maybe we can not compete in some terms with other countries but I assure you that our lifestyle is one of the best. We offer tons of divertimentos, excellent culture offer, amazing nightlife, the best cuisine of the world (with the permission of the French haha) and also the best football team that has ever existed!
7/ In 3 words, how would you define your integration within MCA?
Exciting, Challenging and Promising!
8/ Last but not least, one (or more !) fun fact about you ? 😊
Well, I’ve always considered myself a very enthusiastic person that puts a lot of energy to what I love. And as you may have noticed, I’m a huge supporter of F.C. Barcelona (Visca el Barça), so one night I was in the Camp Nou stadium with my father during a Clásico match and I was really nervous. We were in a tie but Etoo did an extremely good play along with Messi and we scored last minute. I was so happy that I hugged the man next to me without realizing that I grabbed his neck and almost left him without breath. Fortunately everything ended well, Barça won and nobody got injured.
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