Socom SA

Case Study


Luxembourg-based SOCOM SA is a market leader in the design, execution, system integration and service of electrical installations for industrial plant. Founded in 1971, SOCOM has enjoyed more than 35 years of continuous growth and now occupies a leading market position throughout Luxembourg, France and Belgium with a strong industrial customer base.

The company's headquarters are located in the industrial zone of Foetz in Schifflange, south-western Luxembourg. With an annual turnover of € 50 million and more than 400 employees, SOCOM covers the fields of electrical engineering, building management systems, fire technology, data and communications technology, safety technology and facility management. A SOCOM subsidiary, Soclima, specialises in heat and refrigeration engineering as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

SOCOM was seeking a fully integrated estimating and cost management software solution to maintain its leading position in the market. After an intensive series of product workshops and testing, SOCOM selected RIB's integrated Engineering, Procurement and Construction software.


One of SOCOM's flagship projects benefiting from the use of RIB's software is Luxembourg-Findel International Airport, the main airport of Luxembourg. Managed and operated by Luxembourg Airport Authority, the airport has two terminals and is one of the busiest cargo airports in Europe.

The operation scheduling function of RIB is helping SOCOM meet its deadlines even more effectively. For example, the structured item lists are providing more accurate price information. The greatest benefits, however, are being seen in controlling and the easy compilation of target versus actual comparisons.

As much of SOCOM's customer base is French speaking, RIB Software is developing a French language version of its software for use in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, as well as in Belgium and France.

Twenty German-language licences are already in use at SOCOM and 20 more software licences are being provided in the French language.
Due to the use of the French version, SOCOM is performing most of the software training itself with technical support from RIB as required. RIB will be interfaced with SOCOM's Microsoft Navision enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.


"RIB will enable us to keep an eye on all our projects, from the cost estimate to the acceptance stage, so that we always have the latest key data. The many possibilities for quotation costing will be particularly useful in writing more efficient and accurate quotations in the future."

Marcel Colbach

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