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16th January 2019 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Opentree, a U.K based company that provides EDM solutions for the management of the entire document lifecycle of projects, and conforms to BIM standards and BS1192 workflows.
At a time when there is increasing industry complexity especially around BIM projects and delivery, the need to effectively manage internal W.I.P (Work in progress) project documentation from the outset is becoming increasingly important across all AEC sectors.
Practices and businesses with a further requirement to publish project data externally to a hosted environment are then often faced with the challenge of interfacing with multiple CDE (Common Data Environment) vendors , as the choice for construction and manufacturing professionals is vast, but with Opentree you can effectively manage all of your internal documentation and model information locally throughout the project lifecycle and then publish to the CDE of your (or the principal contractors) choice as and when a particular project dictates.
Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President comments: “With Graitec’s recent acquisitions, coupled to the fact that we are an extremely large Autodesk partner, and a software developer in the BIM area. Our solutions in the BIM arena provide many ’000,000’s of models, documents and ancillary information, this acquisition will be pivotal in helping our customers with the day to day management of their project documentation from initial conception and tender, through to project delivery!
Andrew Frank, OPENTREE Managing Director comments: “By joining Opentree and Graitec, our customers will further benefit from being owned by a company with a long history in design & collaboration, who have the skills and expertise to push Opentree even further into the market of W.I.P management, We see this a key strategy for all customers to manage this process better than they do today.
Steve Houlder, GRAITEC COO comments: “The BIM market and the BIM for Manufacturing market is growing at a rapid rate in many countries. One of the major difficulties faced by our customers at all levels from housing development through to capital projects, is the management of data from project conception to the start of the collaboration phase, ensuring data consistency and adherence to standards being one of the most important topics. With Opentree we can address this growing issue for many of our customers, aligning, Graitec and Autodesk technologies.
Graitec will now offer Data Management and W.I.P management to all our customers who have been trying to solve the problem by various means for a long time. By helping customers to adhere to data standards, deliver consistency, conform to both BS1192 and the upcoming ISO19650 BIM standards, Graitec are at the forefront of helping customers manage their data and projects effectively enabling them to achieve time and cost savings, as well as improving internal and external data quality processes.
The company was established in 1992 as tsaADVET Ltd selling networked PC based CAD solutions from Intergraph, Bentley and Autodesk. The focus was on large engineering companies who had hundreds of thousands of drawings to control across very large facilities. We introduced a third party Electronic Document Management Software (EDMS) system (Falcon/DMS) which we sold and supported to enable the tight management of the CAD data. This included management of CAD Reference/XRef files which are vital to ensure data integrity of the drawings.
As the business continued to grow, we soon realised that the EDMS product was not meeting all of our customers’ needs. So in 2000, we developed our own EDMS, CAB-i-NET (now Cabinet).
Since it was first adopted by Tata Steel (formerly British Steel) and Siemens (formerly Westinghouse Rail Systems) in 2003, we’ve never looked back. Thanks to our partnership approach with various multinational blue chip companies, Cabinet evolved to manage all forms of office documents as well as CAD drawings.
Following a decade of success, a management buyout enabled the company to strategically plan for its future growth. This resulted in the opening of a dedicated development office in Sheffield, followed by a complete rebrand to Opentree in 2014.
For more information, please visit www.opentree.co.uk
Bièvres, France, September 2018 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe and Gold Partner across USA, Canada and Russia announces today that it has launched Graitec BIMUp. Graitec BIMUp is a tried and tested BIM methodology designed for its customers entry into the BIM arena and ongoing support and testing of the methodology.
BIMUp was designed with the background of over ‘000’s of successful BIM Implementations across the globe. By breaking down 5 pillars of BIM:
And adding Graitec productivity tools such as Graitec Advance PowerPack for Revit, and full technical support, customers can be safe in the knowledge that partnering with Graitec will provide a clear path to their BIM Journey and enable them to be up and running quickly.
Steve Houlder, Graitec COO comments: "We have designed BIMUp with the help of over 200 professionals across our business who have successfully helped 1000’s of our existing clients implement their BIM processes. ” By splitting the implementation into 5 pillars we can work with our clients in strategic areas so start or enhance their BIM journey. All of this is backed by technical support from 11 countries, in 13 languages and multiple time zones, making Graitec, the partner of choice for many looking to implement or refine their BIM strategy."
Manuel Liedot, GRAITEC CEO adds: “GRAITEC has a long-standing history as an Autodesk partner and is currently one of the fastest growing international Autodesk VAR’s. We have been offering BIM implementation through our branch network for many years, but this formalised approach will enable customers to leverage the success of many implementations and be productive a lot quicker. By combing the power of Autodesk and Graitec technologies, and the wealth of experience we have available, there is a clear benefit to partnering with Graitec."
10th July 2018 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Arma Plus, a French based company that provides IT and Fabrication Software solutions for the construction, steel and concrete industries. Financial details have not been disclosed.
This acquisition complements Graitec’s strategy to become the leader in BIM for structural design, detailing and fabrication, whilst empowering the company to improve their existing software portfolio, and the development of pioneering BIM solutions.
At a time when technical and financial considerations have never been so high on the agenda in the construction industry and where BIM opens new exciting areas, professionals are standardizing and industrializing more and more of their processes. As part of this move, design and fabrication worlds are converging. The acquisition of Arma Plus occurs in this context where Graitec, a global champion of Design & Detailing solutions for construction, now enables customers to continue the journey by including fabrication in the process.
Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President comments: “Graitec continues to invest in its fabrication software solution in order to propose a global design solution with our technologies in simulation & fabrication. With this acquisition, Graitec reinforces its global leading position in design, detailing and fabrication for the construction industry which employs over 7% of the global workforce in a 10 trillion-dollar industry, this places Graitec firmly in a position to help the industry leaders in this sector take advantage of this ever-growing marketplace”
Jean-Jacques Touya, ARMA PLUS CEO adds: “By joining Arma Plus and Graitec, our customers will further streamline their design to manufacturing process, eliminate errors and reduce costs and time to market. Arma Plus’s experience with production machine technology will benefit digital models and ensure smart fabrication with 100% feasibility”.
Graitec’s current rebar and concrete software application – Advance BIM Designers, features a collection of apps for automating structural design-to-detail BIM workflows and runs on multiple popular Autodesk platforms or as a standalone solution. The combination of this technology together with Arma Plus’s A+ Software solution will enable Graitec to deliver end to end concrete and rebar solutions, from initial design and detailing, out to rebar production control and precast production management and finally onto construction with a contractors rebar and supply management solution.
Furthermore, with Arma Plus bringing over 30 years of rebar knowledge to the table, GRAITEC can continue to support their client base on their 3D rebar detailing journey and accelerate existing developments.
By uniting both companies extensive experience and expertise, customers and prospects alike will continue to stay at the forefront of rebar design and meet the ever-evolving industry demands, due to an enhanced and wider scope of software and services.
Founded in 1984, Arma Plus group of companies is specialized in development and implementation of integrated M.E.S. solutions for concrete construction and steel industry. With a staff of forty employees its head office in Saint Herblain, four in Barcelona and two in Colombia, and has a turnover of 5 million euros across forty countries. Its ability to adapt to all types of customers, whatever their size or culture, enables Arma Plus to support industrial development of a large number of construction manufacturers and jobsites. Arma Plus, world's leader in IT solution for concrete steel reinforcing, has been deploying its teams, solutions and know-how for over three decades and continues its quest for innovation and progress.
For more information visit www.armaplus.com
Bièvres, France, April 2018 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe and Gold Partner across USA, Canada and Russia announced today that it acquired 100% shares of Procad, Montreal, Canada on Wednesday April 4th . (The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.)
The acquisition of Procad reinforces the position of Graitec in Canada where the company is already operating as (1) Autodesk Gold Partner; (2) developer and reseller of 2 world standard structural analysis & design software: Advance Design and Advance BIM Designers and Advance Workshop, MIS Solution; and (3) as service provider and Research & Development partner for engineering offices and manufacturers.
Procad brings with them a team of BIM experts as well as over 30 years of presence and customer commitment on the Canadian market.
Now with the full support of a major international group, Procad will gain an extended capacity to deliver a new range of professional services around BIM. This in turn will deliver more value to customers with an extended portfolio of unique complementary products, an example of which, is that all Graitec subscribers to Autodesk Revit receive a complimentary Graitec PowerPack with over 50 bonus tools to increase their productivity.
An increased investment capacity will, in time, enlarge the operational area and expand focus to include advanced simulation and fabrication management systems to better serve current and new customers.
Procad and Graitec Canada will merge in the coming weeks and both teams will join their strength to better serve customers and develop the business of Graitec in Canada.
Mario Papadopoli, owner of Procad comments: "The ambition of Procad is to consistently offer an unparalleled level of technical expertise. Our dedicated staff is passionately committed to providing quality customer service. We were impressed and immediately attracted by the vision and strategy of GRAITEC and are extremely happy to be part of a truly professional and customer focused company. We are confident the company and our customers are in very good hands.”
Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC President adds: “GRAITEC has a long-standing history as an Autodesk partner and is currently one of the fastest growing international Autodesk VAR. Our expansion in Canada is testament to our continued growth strategy and reaction to the growing demand for our BIM technology and services in America. This acquisition is very exciting and reflects our strong motivation to become a major player in Canada and strengthens our global BIM technology and service offering.”
Since 1986, Procad delivers professional services and technologies to companies who want to improve their design and production process. As an Autodesk Reseller and Autodesk Training Centre, Procad trains, integrates and consults on all Autodesk Solutions, such as Revit, AutoCAD, 3DSMax and all the Autodesk BIM360 cloud services. Known today for their huge expertise in BIM (Building Information Modelling) helping Architects, Civil Engineers, Manufacturers digitalize their design processes. www.procadconsultants.ca
21/03/18 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, Fabrication and Design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk® Platinum Partner across Europe, is delighted to announce winning the prestigious Autodesk Platinum Award for the third consecutive year, for the “Largest Net New Subscription Growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)”
Winning an Autodesk Platinum award is a spectacular achievement in a very challenging and hotly contested market place. But managing to achieve this accolade three consecutive years in a row is testament to a business that is clearly focussed on growth through its customer centric approach, not only helping clients achieve their own successes, but also assisting them to maximise the return on their Autodesk software investments.
Says Steve Houlder, Graitec COO: We were delighted to achieve a Platinum Award for the second-time last year. Being able to achieve our goal for a third consecutive year however is huge honour, and one that not only reinforces the chosen path for our strategic growth initiative, but also demonstrates the strength and depth of experience of all the Graitec teams across EMEA who’s commitment, professionalism and focus have helped make this achievement possible once more.
Says Manuel Liedot, Graitec CEO: The achievement of this award clearly illustrates our determination and commitment to the goal of becoming a leading global BIM provider and principal Autodesk Partner, as we continue to invest in strengthening our teams, our technology and service delivery.
I would like to congratulate all the Graitec teams involved for their hard work and dedication, as well as thanking all our loyal and new customers around the globe for their continued support.