Nemetschek acquista Solibri: prosegue la concentrazione sui SOFTWARE internazionali

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Prosegue la concentrazione dei marchi internazionali del Software. Nemetschek, importante gruppo tedesco produttore di noti software come Allplan, Graphisoft, Vectorworks e Nemetschek Scia ha acquistato anche SOLIBRI.

SOLIBRI è comosciuta nel mondo del BIM per il suo software Solibri Model Checker, che coniuga BIM (Building Information Modeling) e Quality Assurance al fine di permettere a imprese di costruzione, studi di progettazione di space planning, immobiliaristi, proprietari di patrimoni immobiliari nonché a studi di architettura coinvolti in grandi commesse di risparmiare tempo e denaro.

Solibri Model Checker si presta a tutte le attività sopra descritte: Solibri è il software, unico nel suo genere, che è in grado di analizzare in modo automatico la qualità dei modelli BIM e la loro rispondenza a specifiche normative.

Ecco il comunicato ufficiale:

Solibri acquired by Nemetschek: Allowing exponential growth in Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Corporate News
• Solibri is the market leader in quality assurance and quality control for Building Information Modeling (BIM), the digital work method in the construction industry
• High-level strategic fit and significant extension of Nemetschek’s solution portfolio for design and building processes
• Considerable growth opportunities as a result of increasing focus on BIM standards required for public sector building projects worldwide

Helsinki/Munich, December 18, 2015 – Software provider Nemetschek AG (ISIN 0006452907) has agreed to acquire 100% of the shares of Solibri Inc., based in Helsinki, Finland. Nemetschek successfully beat several other potential buyers because of its group structure with an independent brand offering.
Solibri is a globally leading and internationally aligned provider of software solutions for the quality assurance and quality control of Building Information Modeling (BIM), the digital work method for designing, constructing and operating buildings. Solibri Model Checker validates that BIM models are compliant in terms of integrity, quality and country-specific standards throughout the whole design and building processes. The evaluation of entire projects according to logical analysis rules which detect errors is unique worldwide. Solibri – like the brands of the Nemetschek Group – is a proponent of open standards and enables the application of building-relevant information via open interfaces across all stages in the building process.

Solibri was founded in 1999. In keeping with the strategic alignment of the Nemetschek Group, Solibri will continue to be led by its current management as an independent brand company.

Perfect strategic addition

Strategically, Solibri is very significant for the further development of the Nemetschek Group. The solutions are a perfect complement; they will have a central position in the Nemetschek Group’s solution portfolio and connect all brands and their products by means of an integrated and holistic workflow. In addition, Solibri already has a high degree of presence in the building sector, which will reinforce customer access for the Nemetschek Group in this strongly growing market. Solibri targets clients across the entire AEC industry life cycle, e.g. construction companies, general contractors, architects, engineers and building owners. Sales are made directly as well as via a network of resellers. Today the solutions are already being sold worldwide.

“The acquisition of Solibri has been consistent with our acquisition strategy in the AEC industry and greatly strengthens our global position as a leading provider of Open BIM solutions. With the support of the Nemetschek Group, Solibri will continue to pursue its international growth strategy and benefit from our global customer access,” comments Patrik Heider, CFOO and Spokesman of the Nemetschek Group. “In Solibri we see a strongly growing company which will strategically strengthen our solution portfolio.

Solibri, in turn, will profit from a strong group with an international sales focus and direct access to a growing customer base with more than 1.8 million users worldwide.

“Synergies with the Nemetschek brands pave the way for further successful growth. I am convinced that we are an excellent fit for the Nemetschek Group and that we will benefit considerably from one another and further reinforce our market position,” says Heikki Kulusjärvi, CEO of Solibri.

Strong growth impulses as a result of BIM standards

Adherence to BIM standards for publicly financed building projects is a much-discussed topic worldwide as compliance becomes increasingly required by governments and public authorities. With the comprehensive application of BIM regulations, the demand for Solibri solutions is growing since they perform the required quality checks and improve processes. This results in considerable advantages in terms of cost and efficiency as well as a high degree of design reliability and transparency.

For further information on the company, please contact:
Solibri, Inc.
Heikki Kulusjärvi
CEO,
Helsinki, Finland
press@solibri.com

About Solibri

Solibri is the leader in BIM Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Providing out of the box tools for BIM validation, compliance control, design process coordination, design review, analysis and code checking. Solibri’s corporate message is to develop and market quality assurance solutions that improve the quality of BIM-based design and make the entire design and construction process more productive and cost effective.
Solibri’s customers include major building owners, construction companies, architects and engineering firms in more than 70 countries.

 
Nemetschek Group
Stefanie Zimmermann
Investor Relations
+49 89 92793 1229
szimmermann@nemetschek.com

About the Nemetschek Group
The Nemetschek Group, Munich, is a globally leading software provider for the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry. With its 12 brands, the Nemetschek Group now serves more than 1.8 million users in 142 countries from more than 50 locations worldwide. Founded in 1963 by Professor Georg Nemetschek, the company focuses on innovations such as Open Building Information Modeling (Open BIM) for the AEC market of tomorrow. Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the TecDAX, the company achieved revenue of EUR 218.5 million and an EBITDA of EUR 56.8 million in 2014.


Il Gruppo Nemetschek è un fornitore mondiale di software per architetti, ingegneri e imprese edili. L’azienda sviluppa e commercializza soluzioni per la progettazione, costruzione e gestione di opere edili ed immobili e per multimedia. Il Gruppo Nemetschek con tutte le sue società controllate dichiara di avere clienti in oltre 142 Stati (dati 2012)

Dal 2008 la Nemetschek AG è una holding articolata nelle quattro divisioni Progettazione (architettura e ingegneria civile), Costruzione, Gestione e Multimedia. Sotto il tetto della holding vengono gestiti in modo ampiamente autonomo dodici diversi marchi.

Allplan

La Allplan GmbH, con sede a Monaco di Baviera, è stata fondata il 1º gennaio 2008 e si occupa dello sviluppo e della distribuzione della gamma Allplan, da molti anni il prodotto-chiave del Gruppo. Secondo le proprie dichiarazioni, la società conta quasi 400 dipendenti (2012). La piattaforma software Allplan per la progettazione e gestione di edifici si rivolge ad architetti, ingegneri civili, costruttori e Facility Manager ed è distribuita in tutta in Europa. L’impresa gestisce inoltre Allplan Campus, un portale Internet per studenti e docenti che offre un’area download, video di e-learning e materiali didattici specifici per futuri architetti, disegnatori e ingegneri civili.

Graphisoft

Graphisoft è un’impresa attiva a livello internazionale nel settore del software per architetti. Fondata nel 1982, conta attualmente oltre 230 dipendenti. Accanto alla sede centrale di Budapest, la società dispone di filiali in USA, Gran Bretagna, Spagna, Giappone e Singapore. Secondo quanto dichiarato dall’azienda, il software per architetti ArchiCAD è distribuiti in 80 Paesi.

Vectorworks

Vectorworks, già Diehl Graphsoft, ha sede a Columbia (Maryland - USA). La società, attiva nel settore dello sviluppo e della distribuzione di software di progettazione, conta circa 90 dipendenti (2009). La sua linea di prodotti Vectorworks comprende soluzioni software professionali per vari settori (architettura, architettura di interni, industria dell’intrattenimento, progettazione di giardini, paesaggistica). Secondo quanto dichiarato dall’azienda, è in uso in 85 Paesi del mondo.

Nemetschek Scia

Fondata nel 1974, la Scia (sigla che sta per Scientific Applications) ha sede in Belgio a Herk-de-Stad e commercializza software per i calcoli statici, la progettazione e la realizzazione di strutture, con particolare riguardo al Building Information Modeling. La Nemetschek Scia, società controllata al 100% dalla Nemetschek AG, conta secondo i dati forniti dall’azienda stessa oltre 100 dipendenti e dispone di 10 sedi in vari Paesi del mondo.