GRAITEC Acquires France’s Arma Plus for Construction Delivery
BIEVRES, France, Sep 10, 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 France-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 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk Partner across Europe, North America and Russia including an Autodesk Developer Partner, delivering high-performance BIM Simulation and Fabrication solutions. Operating throughout 45 offices across 11 countries worldwide, GRAITEC goals is to offer productivity, efficiency and performance solutions and consulting to its customers in the BIM arena. With 450 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation-focused company whose products are used by more than 100,000 construction professionals worldwide. For more information, visit www.graitec.com.
About Arma Plus
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 job sites. 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.