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Founded in 1997, B&L is based in Hannover with 35 employees and six regional offices throughout Germany: Hannover, Kiel, Hamburg, Bremen, Siegen and Essen. B&L is an Autodesk Gold Partner and is active in both the Manufacturing sector as well as the growing AEC market place. B&L has over twenty years’ experience in the sale and implementation of CAD and BIM solutions, is an authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC) and is also part of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN).
GRAITEC has had an established market presence in Germany since 2002 through its subsidiary “GRAITEC Innovation GmbH” and is a key player with a strong focus on the Steel Industry market sector selling Autodesk Advance Steel software, as well as providing Advance Steel training, support consultancy and development services.
GRAITEC has purchased B&L to reinforce its position in the BIM market and contribute to its considerable growth throughout the Autodesk VAR network and DACH market region covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
This move will provide significant benefits to B&L customers with the addition of the GRAITEC product line, most specifically the GRAITEC PowerPack for Revit – an extensive range of unique tools and functions designed to improve productivity when working with Autodesk® Revit®. PowerPack for Revit available exclusively from GRAITEC.
GRAITEC acquired 100% of B&L shares on March 31st 2017. The price of the acquisition has not been disclosed. For the time being, B&L will continue to operate under the B&L brand, maintaining its working principles for clients and partners. In a second phase, it is planned to merge the two German operations under the single Graitec brand.
Stephan Banjac, B&L CEO comments: “We are very excited about becoming part of an international group who share B&L’s projected vision about BIM. Through GRAITEC, B&L will become part of one of the top 5 Autodesk resellers in the world and will also benefit from access to a completely new product portfolio, previously unavailable to our customers. These new developments will provide an immediate benefit to all B&L customers, especially when the importance of Building Information Modelling has been evaluated at the state level."
Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President adds: “This acquisition is the second one during 2017, reinforcing the GRAITEC strategy to become a global leading BIM provider and delivering real benefits to customers whilst accelerating BIM adoption around the world. Complementing the existing GRAITEC office in Germany, the purchase of B&L and its regional offices, will significantly strengthen GRAITEC’s position in the DACH countries.”
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk Platinum Partner across Europe and United States, Autodesk Developer Partner and Autodesk AEC Solution Associate delivering high-performance BIM solutions and bespoke add-ons and apps for Autodesk key AEC platforms. Operating throughout 30 offices across 12 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency and performance. With 400 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 50,000 construction professionals worldwide.
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B&L CAD Systemhaus GmbH, an Autodesk Gold Partner, was founded 20 years ago by experienced industry professionals. Driven by the founding principles of Integrity, Professionalism and Dependability, B&L offers a variety of Autodesk Solutions and services, including: consultation, implementation, training, and technical support. Since its inception, B&L’s’ innovative approach has been to proactively focus on our clients’ dynamic needs with flexibility and resourcefulness. B&L’s’ loyalty to our clients and our tenacious desire to become creatively involved in their success embodies our core business values and has established our reputable leadership in the industry.
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Brunel Road, Totton
Southampton, SO40 3WX
Phone: +44 (0)23 8086 8947
B&L CAD Systemhaus GmbH
Davenstedter Straße 60
Phone: +49 (0511) 41027-0
GRAITEC, a provider of software and professional services to the engineering, construction, architecture and manufacturing industries, receives Autodesk Gold Partner VAR (value-added reseller) Designation with Architecture, Engineering & Construction and Advanced Structure Specialization in Canada.
"We are very proud to be recognized in Canada by Autodesk for our investment in our people and processes for the Canadian market. We look forward to continuing to assist local firms and organizations with implementing BIM and Construction solutions that help improve the way they plan, design and construct."
Steve Houlder, Chief Operations Officer, Graitec Group.
Graitec would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, as well as a prosperous 2017.
Please note that all of our UK office's will be closing for our annual Christmas break on the 23rd December at 5:00pm and will open again on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
Autodesk announce AutoCAD for Mac 2017
After a year of development, Autodesk have confirmed the release of AutoCAD for Mac 2017, which is set to be the best CAD software for Mac users that they have created thus far. Also available in an LT version, the new product contains a range of state of the art new or improved features, including a more intuitive User Interface, easy to control PDF Imports and Autodesk account access. To find out more about this pioneering product, take a look at our AutoCAD for Mac blog post.
March 2016 – GRAITEC is excited to announce that today over 1000 downloads of its Revit® and Advance Steel apps and add-ons was reached on the Autodesk App Store.
GRAITEC apps and add-ons for Autodesk flagship products Autodesk® Revit® and Autodesk® Advance Steel include a comprehensive collection of practical tools that help with everyday tasks, such as password protecting Revit® Families, advanced rebar modelling and detailing for Revit®, and even a building designer for Advance Steel which helps the user create an entire steel building in a few minutes.
Available in multiple languages, GRAITEC apps and add-ons are now attracting the attention of users from all disciplines and from all corners of the globe.
Carl Spalding, Product Strategy Director comments “We already see thousands of downloads directly from our own website, but seeing similar numbers achieved from a platform such as the Autodesk Store, which is directly linked to users across the globe, is very encouraging and enabling us to reach a range of new customers.”
With some apps having only been made available for several weeks, such as the apps and add-ons for Autodesk® Advance Steel, the accelerating rate at which GRAITEC apps and add-ons are being downloaded from the Autodesk Store and by users across the globe is extremely encouraging.
Carl continues “With many more tools planned for future releases and new apps due to be added in the coming months, we expect to see the number of downloads accelerate as more and more users turn to the Autodesk® App Store in search of tools that help them get their projects done quicker.”
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