Costimator®, Estimating Software Gives MCG Portugal-Based Manufacturer, a Shot in the Arm


MTI Systems Press Release

(West Springfield – January 28, 2012) - MTI Systems, Inc. has announced today that MCG of Portugal has selected Costimator cost estimating software, MTI Systems' flagship estimating tool, in order to increase their cost estimating speed and enhance the accuracy of their quotations.

Portugal-based MCG mind for metal is a 60-year veteran of the metallic component manufacturing industry with a laser-focus on ethics and sustainability. The machining, fabricating and assembly company fuses their cutting-edge technologies, a robust engineering department and forward-thinking research and development processes, all dedicated to making waves in the automotive, solar, laser and tooling markets. However, when traditional cost estimating practices on archaic spreadsheets consumed vast amounts of financial and human resources, MCG knew it was time for a change.

"What we used for cost estimating was the typical spreadsheet for every kind of process."

In this market, the smart allocation of resources means everything. MCG principals found they were doing double the effort to create sound cost estimating proposals for new clients. And while costing experience and judgment may have worked in the past, the company was desperate for a way to conserve time and energy while producing synchronized estimations that not only landed them new contracts, but built client confidence in their brand, as well.

Explains MCG Sales and Marketing Director Pedro Sousa, "…What we used for cost estimating was the typical spreadsheet for every kind of process. So if, for example, you had a part with five processes, we would use five different spreadsheets."

Costimator cost estimating, quoting and process planning software has for the past three decades, served as a platform helping to make cost estimating more effective for part suppliers. Whether estimating machining, fabricating, or assembled parts, it helps manufacturers, like job shops, contract manufacturers, precision machining shops and others quickly and accurately, estimate cycle times and determines the manufacturing cost for parts and assemblies. Today, the software is also being used by many of the world's largest OEMs in a wide variety of industries including defense, aerospace, medical, heavy equipment, automotive and consumer product.

About MCG

Read through their case study – "Cost Estimating Software, Costimator, Gives Metal Industry Giant MCG-Portugal a Shot in the Arm" located at ( for more information about MCG and on how this cost estimating software has helped them enjoy multifaceted enhancement in costing growth and development.

About MTI Systems Inc.

MTI Systems, Inc. offers cost estimating, quoting and process planning software and services for the manufacturing industry – providing solutions for suppliers and OEMs. Costimator has been implemented at over 1,400 companies worldwide resulting in over 12,000 trained users -- since its inception in 1982. Contact Information: MTI Systems, Inc., 1111 Elm Street, Suite 6, West Springfield, Massachusetts, 01089, USA, Phone 413-733-1972, email: [email protected], or visit their cost estimating software product page to learn more about Costimator.

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"With Costimator we saw that it is shipped with almost every machine available with the manufacturers recommended feeds and speeds. The system can be used on both simple and complex parts. Both are quoted systematically and relatively quickly with a high degree of accuracy."

- Kevin Graff, Director of Operations, Mattson/Witt Precision Products

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