Founded in 1965 and headquartered in Ireland, Kingspan is the global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions. Since the beginning, Kingspan has always been dedicated to innovation as a means of improving construction. They believe in challenging the construction industry traditions through innovating in advanced materials and digital technologies.
Kingspan wants to provide its clients and partners with customized digital solutions and the newest digital technology. With 129 locations and over 14,000 employees across the globe, Kingspan today is a €8.3bn revenue group with six main business streams across 212 manufacturing sites in over 80 countries.
The Building Information Modelling (BIM) division of Kingspan’s Group discovered through a performance study that, at any given moment, 2 to 10 different business units around the organization were developing the same subset of digital solutions for addressing similar problems. Kingspan realized that demands and difficulties were shared throughout its divisions, and the innovation stack was determined by the division’s skillset, resources, and emerging challenges.
To support them with this initiative, the Kingspan Group reached out to Spanish Point’s team to design and build the Kingspan tools platform, now called DevLeo, offering their partners, customers, and additional stakeholders the opportunity to enable growth through connection. This tool provides a unique combination of standard application and infrastructure components designed to rapidly assess, build, deploy and manage web application tools for configuring or designing Kingspan products in the field with a central Group Digital Hub.
Kingspan selected Spanish Point as their technology partner to design and build their new tools platform, DevLeo. The audience for these tools can be internal, external or a combination of both and it is supported centrally 24×7.
Using an Agile methodology, Spanish Point designed and built a cloud migration solution that allows Kingspan to take advantage of the latest technologies and supports scalability. Kingspan trusted Spanish Point to set the digital foundations for application development procedures and technology infrastructure, so that Kingspan could focus on their business challenges. Additional support was provided through a series of workshops to identify the different entities of the core hub and the different applications needed, using best practices to comply with current industry regulations and standards.