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Solid Solutions Acquires GRM Consulting

Solid Solutions, a UK-based technology and business solutions partner for design engineers and manufacturers, has acquired GRM.

A focus on services

The recent move follow TriMech’s acquisition of Solid Solutions in 2022, which brought together hundreds of technical specialists from across North America, the UK, and Ireland. Expanding their simulation consultancy team with this acquisition helps Solid Solutions further expand its offerings. Along with the acquisition of 3DPRINTUK and recruitment specialists Solid People earlier this year, Solid Solutions continues to build a comprehensive set of services to help support its clients from design through production.

Alan Sampson is TriMech’s Global CEO. He said that since Solid Solutions became part of TriMech, the integrated business has delivered on its strategy to expand and diversify service offerings.

“We’re always seeking to enhance our position as the best-in-class partner to the advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing sectors across the globe. Bringing in the team from GRM sets the stage for further growth in key service areas. GRM is a well-established, growing business providing an excellent foundation to build upon.”

Alan Sampson, TriMech CEO

Opportunities for collaboration and growth

GRM’s Managing Director Martin Gambling explained that his team uses a unique combination of deep expertise, proven methodologies, and advanced software to accelerate complex designs and shave hours off the product development lifecycle. Specialties include stress analysis, non-linear FEA (finite element analysis), CFD (computational fluid dynamics), light-weighting, composite engineering and topology optimization.

“We work in the most demanding sectors, with fast-moving clients who continually innovate and push design boundaries. Working in Formula 1™, we are proud to have supplied the team winning the Driver’s Championship for 17 of the last 18 years. I’m looking forward to capitalizing on the size and strength of a larger technical team, which will help us deploy even more resources to tackle complex challenges.”

Martin Gambling, GRM Consulting Managing Director

The right mix of tools for the job

Sampson said that more specialized offerings in key areas are becoming increasingly important to engineering and manufacturing clients.

“Clients are seeking more depth of expertise and a single technology partner who can advise and guide them, while providing products and services that influence all aspects of their business. Professional, reliable services fill clients’ gaps quickly and keep their work on track. And adding these new services enhances our ability to always bring the right mix of tools to the job.”

Alan Sampson, TriMech CEO

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About TriMech

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Richmond, VA, TriMech is a leading technology and business solutions partner for designers, engineers, and manufacturers. It works with top software and hardware partners, including Dassault Systèmes, CNC Software, Stratasys, and Artec, and its experts provide computer-aided design and engineering software, additive and subtractive manufacturing solutions, and associated training, consulting, implementation, and staff augmentation services for clients across a variety of industries.

Its tools support 3D modeling, simulation, virtual replication, and collaboration, as well as data management, configure-price-quote automation, product lifecycle management, and enterprise resource planning. TriMech has grown to have more than 50 locations across four countries – the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland – serving more than 30,000 clients with over 650 employees. TriMech is a portfolio company of Sentinel Capital Partners, a U.S. private equity firm.Visit