- Customers will benefit from combined concrete and steel detailing expertise
- Market positioning for BIM solutions in structural workflows is strengthened
Munich – The Nemetschek Group, one of the world’s leading software providers for the AEC/O industry, today announced that its brands Allplan and SDS2 will join forces to create a strong and customer-focused product portfolio of BIM solutions for the entire structural workflow. With the merger, Allplan – a global provider of BIM design software solutions headquartered in Germany – is completing its offering with engineering detailing software for steel. Additionally, Allplan will reinforce its leading position as an expert for platform-based BIM solutions for the construction lifecycle. In turn, SDS2 – a leading provider of BIM solutions for the structural steel detailing industry headquartered in the US – is significantly expanding its expertise in concrete construction. Combining their competencies will enable them to become a multi-material provider.
“Merging Allplan and SDS2 unleashes a lot of business potential for the Nemetschek Group,” says Viktor Várkonyi, Chief Division Officer of the Planning & Design Division and Member of the Executive Board of the Nemetschek Group. “By closely aligning the concrete and steel detailing expertise that the Allplan and SDS2 solutions have opens significant opportunities to deliver exceptional value to their joint customer base. This strategic move will clearly strengthen our market position in structural workflows – from design to fabrication and construction – and is centered around the Allplan platform and ecosystem.”
“This merger is again an important milestone, not only for Allplan and SDS2, but especially for our customers,” adds Dr. Detlef Schneider, CEO of Allplan. “Combining technology and know-how for steel and concrete construction will create a strong solution that will strengthen our market positioning and instantly provides additional value to our customers.”
“For us, this is an excellent match in terms of strategy and structure,” comments Stuart Broome, CEO of SDS2. “The combined revenue engine and economies of scale will enable future development to accelerate beyond what either company could achieve alone, which represents an even brighter future for our customers.”
The merger with SDS2 follows on directly from the recently completed integration of Allplan and Precast Software Engineering, which has strengthened the product portfolio with precast fabrication technology. Allplan now enables a seamlessly integrated BIM workflow from design to fabrication and construction.