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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. MCA has been certified ISO 9001 since 2003, and in 2013, the company implemented a safety policy and received OHSAS 18001 certification.
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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.
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 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.
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 has a team of expert consultants, who listen to customers and users in order to propose ever more innovative and efficient solutions.
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This industry faces many issues:
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.
Arcelor Mittal, Tata Steel, Rio Tinto
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.
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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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 managers work on core activities within the company. Thanks to both their managerial and business competencies, they are able to manage their profit center, quickly develop their skills, and can choose to work in Italy or abroad.
Their role in the company is to create and develop their client portfolios, determine business strategy and foster key account loyalty. Apart from that, they are responsible for building their own team by recruiting consultants in order to meet their clients’ needs.
MCA offers its managers the opportunity to work in diversified fields in order to consolidate their industrial knowledge.
By joining MCA, they gain new industrial engineering expertise in different areas and maximize their development potential.
MCA is recruiting long-term contracted managers who have graduated from top business or engineering schools and who have relevant work experience in a business and/or engineering environment.
They work daily with the main decision-makers of major industrial companies and lead their own consulting team. These responsibilities require an exemplary performance.
MCA is looking for results-oriented collaborators with a strong entrepreneurial spirit.
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 in whole Europe.
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.
MCA Engineering Italy is part of MCA Group, based in Turin. In a few years’ time, it has known a significant growth. Indeed, the subsidiary doubled its size in the first half of 2018.
In parallel, MCA Italy managed to consolidate its internal processes in order to valorize its team and consultants while shaping MCA identity and “way of doing”. The aim behind it? Going from a “one office start-up” approach to a “smart and agile company” one.
MCA Italy is also facing new challenges, like keeping a high-end technology consulting positioning with a top-quality behavior.
Giacomo, Director of MCA Engineering Italy, answered some questions about his office success and strategy:
How did it all started business wise in Italy when the office first opened? What was the strategy behind this subsidiary opening?
It all started 3 years ago when the company contacted me on LinkedIn with a clear objective: find a new Director to open a subsidiary in Italy. MCA was looking for an entrepreneurial talent to face this specific and new market for them. I think it is an essential quality for this business: having an entrepreneurial spirit in any single employee. Thanks to this, we know the difference between what is urgent and what is important. Our current strategy beside growing is really to find employees who have this DNA.
On which industrial sectors is MCA Italy based? Which ones are the most dynamic these days?
The next step was simple: we started by developing a sector that I know very well, automotive, which allowed us to achieve a high return on investment and, above all, to diversify. Afterwards diversifying in order to continue to develop this Italian subsidiary. We are currently in a very strong dynamic, the market being more and more receptive and as a consequence giving us the opportunity to expand again and again.
MCA Italy doubled its size in the beginning of this year. How did that happen?
Simply by allocating the necessary time to the right task but also by reorganizing the team. Today I am only focusing on entrepreneurs who are able to make mistakes, learn from them and discuss with me the right priorities. The market is not growing that strong in Italy, but since we are a small company, we do feel the market as still being a "Blue Ocean".Above all, we want to make a difference with the competition through our very strong monitoring policy, which is quite a differentiating factor for us.
The processes are really important for you. Do you think they make a huge difference in the way the business works?
Absolutely: processes are the job. Metrics are our work. On the other hand, we all talk with the same customers, but thanks to our processes and metrics we turn our acts into valuable businesses.
MCA identity is really strong. How do you participate to create a really defined company image and reputation?
I brainstormed with a colleague of mine from the Human Resources Department about this notion of "brand identity". It is always better to surround yourself with people who think "out of the box" and can give good advice. Finally, I understood that a global positioning must be consistent even locally. We must have a common vision in order to be able to "create with ambition" and support.
Your team is super involved into the growth of MCA Italy and the Group in general. Any tips and pieces of advice to federate people around a business project?
When I start an important meeting with my colleagues, I always show them the updated version of the organizational chart with names and functions. This allows everyone to feel part of the same company. Engineers and support services are at the same level! They all have a specific role. But in the end, we're all part of the same company!This really makes a difference to our consultants.Business Managers and Human Resources take care of monitoring possible developments as well as solving day-to-day issues.
Last but not least, why would you advice engineers to join MCA?
There is what I say every time to end of an interview with a candidate who is either an engineer, or a sourcing officer, or a Business Manager: “MCA is the company where you can achieve your ambitions and what you have in mind, your initiatives are noticed. You will learn day after day thanks to clear feedback and objectives from your manager”.
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