Parts for new Ford Focus Active will be made in CATIA by AD Plastik

Parts for new Ford Focus Active will be made in CATIA by AD Plastik

One of the world’s leading automotive industry supplier (Tier 1), company AD Plastik from Solin (Croatia), signed a contract with Ford Motor Company, better known as American automotive group Ford.


Six years cooperation implies the production of two exterior packages for a new model of Ford Focus Active.

Company AD Plastik, that is specialized in manufacturing automotive components, will design and produce various bumper parts as well as decorative lining for fender and threshold protection on new Ford Focus Active.

Software that enables quick design, virtual simulation and makes organization and preparation of production easier are important for successful project realization.   
AD Plastik's production line



AD Plastik CATIA design



AD Plastik Group uses CATIA, SIMULIA, and ENOVIA for product development and management of the whole development process, which are implemented in cooperation with CADCAM Group team.

CATIA is used for design and development of the most complex products. It represents the standard in automotive industry thanks to the various tools and modules for development, design and advanced surface design.

SIMULIA is used for computer simulations and analyses within a virtual world, such as sun’s influence on warming and deformation of the material, spreading the sound inside the car etc. It enables product optimization according to defined parameters in order to reduce the production of prototypes.

ENOVIA represents a solution for PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) and enables simultaneously managing of processes, projects, and tasks. Project management and change management, management of requirements and components is necessary for the quality performance of complex projects. This is possible with PLM solution - ENOVIA. 

Entire development and production of two exteriors for new Ford Focus Active will be placed in Solin. The beginning of serial production is planned in the last quartal of 2018.


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AD Plastik Group is a multinational company with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry with seven production locations in four countries. It is a leading company for development and production of components for car interiors and exteriors in Croatia and one of the leading companies in Eastern Europe. AD Plastik Group has three factories in Croatia from which is one in Solin and two in Zagreb where it hires over 1200 people. Approximately 200 employees are working in a factory in Solin and over 700 in two factories in Russia. In cooperation with Faurecia, AD Plastik has a joint venture company Euro APS in Romania. The prerequisite for survival and development of the company is focusing on customer needs, high quality and competitiveness of products and services and continuous investment in development and improvement of technologies.

CADCAM Group is authorized representative for Dassault Systemes software CATIA, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, CATIA Composer and innovative business platform 3DEXPERIENCE. Furthermore,  CADCAM Group is leading provider of consulting, introduction, and implementation of PLM solutions and only authorized Dassault Systemes certification center in south-eastern Europe. A team of highly educated engineers and experts provides complete service of PLM consulting and implementing services as well as engineering design services and educations for CAD, CAM, CAE and, mechatronics.  R&D department inside CADCAM Group developed unique program solution MECODES which connects leading ECAD program packages with CATIA V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE platform to enable multidisciplinary product development.