Sopra Steria and CIMPA reveal the CIMPA Lab, the first lab dedicated to PLM innovation

co-innovation lab dedicated to PLM, the strongest link in a successful digital transformation

Blagnac, 11 October 2017

A 00% Sopra Steria subsidiary and a major player in PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) consulting and services, CIMPA guides its clients in their digital transformation in the aerospace, defence, transport and energy sectors. To pursue its innovative approach, CIMPA has created the “CIMPA Lab”, inaugurated today in the presence of Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus Commercial Aircraft, Xavier Pecquet, a member of the Sopra Steria executive committee in charge of the aerospace sector, and Pierre Lopez, CEO of CIMPA. This new collaborative platform makes it possible to mobilise and develop all of the company’s PLM knowledge..

Innovation at the heart of CIMPA professions

Smart factory, factory of the future, industry 4.0: the 4th industrial revolution has already begun, with the accelerated integration of new technologies. To meet these needs and make the most out of these major evolutions, CIMPA offers bespoke accompaniment that takes account of all product lifecycle stages, from design to production and maintenance.

CIMPA Lab: a collaborative, dynamic and multidisciplinary platform

With the CIMPA Lab, a collaborative platform dedicated to co-innovation and co-design, CIMPA is supporting companies even further during their digital transformation. Designed to identify, develop and experiment on new uses for the most relevant technologies, CIMPA Lab combines the company’s operational know-how with technological infrastructures. Open to employees, clients and partners, it is part of Sopra Steria Group’s DigiLabs, a network that aims to support innovation in the digital sector.
We are very happy to inaugurate the CIMPA Lab. With this platform dedicated to innovation, we wish to offer our clients a wealth of PLM skills and a dedicated space to guide and support them through the innovation and valuation process, thus contributing to meet the major industrial challenges”, says Pierre Lopez, CEO of CIMPA.

The CIMPA Lab is made up of three spaces split up over 200 m²:

  • The CIMPA Lab Showroom, a facilitation centre to transform ideas and concepts into innovative solutions
  • The CIMPA Lab Virtual Room, a virtual reality space to experiment and simulate in an immersive environment
  • The CIMPA Lab Make It Room, a space for prototyping, to make it more quickly to the finished product stage
Cimpa lab showroom



Cimpa lab virtual room
Virtual Room
  Cimpa lab make it room  
Make It Room


CIMPA in a few key figures:

  • 110 million euros of turnover in 2016
  • 1,100 employees in Europe
  • Over 25 major strategic accounts
  • Partnership with start-ups
  • 225 new positions planned for 2017