Artec 3D is a global leader in the development and manufacturer of high precision 3D scanners and software. From engineers and healthcare workers to law enforcement and archaeologists, its user-friendly handheld devices are revolutionizing workflows for thousands of professionals around the world by capturing highly accurate digital twins of real-world objects.
Guided by its mission and brand values to do good, Artec’s innovative tech not only transforms ways of working but people’s lives too. And nowhere was this more on display than in how the business responded to the war in Ukraine.
Like the rest of the world, when Russia invaded Ukraine in early 2022, Artec and its employees were horrified and appalled.
So, watching on helplessly wasn’t an option. They knew they needed to act. Not only to send a strong message of support for Ukraine and its people, and condemnation of Russia’s actions, but also to do whatever it could to help those suffering in the war.
This action involved the immediate closure of its Moscow office and relocation of employees, significant charitable donations to NGOs on the ground and immediately exploring ways in which its technology could be employed to help.
Artec narrowed in on two initial key areas where its world-leading scanning tech could genuinely make a difference; forensics investigations of war crimes and cultural preservation of Ukrainian heritage under daily threat from Russian bombs.
Via its partners in-country, Skeiron and KODA, Artec provided vital tech to the #SaveUkrainianHeritage initiative — which is on a mission to scan all Ukrainian architectural and artistic monuments at risk of destruction. Alongside this, Artec teamed up with Ukrainian law enforcement, the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensics and the government of Luxembourg to supply scanners to aid with evidence gathering in ongoing investigations into atrocities committed by the Russian military.
Artec wanted to let the people of Ukraine know they were behind them and join the world in shouting their opposition to this illegal war.
So, PAN was tasked with creating a media strategy that not only communicated the story sensitively but also got these important initiatives the global profile they deserved.
This included journalists working within Ukraine, battling power-cuts and shelling who recorded the scanners being used in action, to raise awareness of solutions being used on the ground to support the cause. In addition, due to the numbers of partners involved in the project, the team facilitated joint interviews for journalists to provide different perspectives on the project. PAN was able to offer comment from Artec’s CEO on the technical elements of the product, as well as specialists from the Kyiv Scientific Research Institute of Forensics on how the scanners would be used on the ground, and the deputy prime minister of Luxembourg, Minister Francois Bausch on why it was supporting the donation of the scanners.