Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international group helping construction and manufacturing professionals successfully achieve their digital transformation by providing BIM and Industry 4.0 software and consultancy. Graitec is a developer of high-performance BIM applications as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner in Europe and Gold Autodesk Partner in North America and Russia.
GRAITEC is a market-leading multi-national company that provides customers with the tools and training to CREATE – SIMULATE – FABRICATE and MANAGE their BIM projects.
Founder & President of the board
President and CEO
Manuel Liedot: “We help construction and manufacturing professionals to successfully achieve their digital transformation. We combine Autodesk solutions, Graitec technologies and professional services to provide value to more than 100.000 users across the globe.”
Francis Guillemard founded GRAITEC with the vision to provide engineering Design Offices with software solutions featuring interactive graphical user interfaces.
Launch of 3 design software: Effel (Finite Element Analysis software for concrete, steel and timber), Arche (building simulation and automated detailing software for concrete building) and Melody (2D Steel frame analysis software that features automatic connection design and drawing creation).
Success of these launches allows GRAITEC to become the French market leader.
Creation of GRAITEC Romania
First external Capital investment in GRAITEC (Capital Ventures)
Acquisition of DSC CAD/CAM-Technologien GmbH in Germany. HyperSteel software (Steel Modeling and Detailing) serves as the technical platform in the development of Advance Steel
GRAITEC SA becomes the operational holding company.
Creation of GRAITEC SARL in France
Launch of Advance Steel, a high end steel modeling and detailing system in AutoCAD®
Agreements with additional distribution partnerships in Russia and Poland.
New investors join the Group: Capital increase
Launch of Advance Design, a new generation structural analysis software
Agreement with a new distribution partner in China
DSC CAD/CAM-Technologien GmbH becomes GRAITEC GmbH
New partnerships in Europe (Baltic Countries, etc.), in Asia (Philippines, South Korea, etc.) and first customers in Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, etc.)
Acquisition of @bc service, a major reseller of CAD solutions for steel construction in France , and creation of a CAD department dedicated to steel construction
Agreements with additional distribution partnerships in India, South Africa, Brazil.
Strong development in Asia Pacific area with new distribution agreements signed in China, Malaysia / Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and in Europe in Slovenia, Hungary, Netherlands and in Serbia.
Creation of GRAITEC CJSC, in Russia in partnership with GRAITEC partner/reseller INFARS
Integer Software Ltd. becomes GRAITEC UK
Merger between CivilDesign and GRAITEC Inc. to become one single company: GRAITEC Inc dedicated to the Canadian market
Creation of YellowCAD France, for offering a CAD alternative solution on the French market
New partnerships in Serbia and Croatia and in the USA with the signature of 10 new partnerships
Creation of GRAITEC Asia Pacific in Singapore to manage and support the VARs located in this area
Merger of CSI and GRAITEC GmbH to become one single company: GRAITEC GmbH. New common headquarters in Essen
Acquisition of Trepcad GmbH by Graitec GmbH and extension of the Graitec Suite with Trepcad's software for staircase construction
New partnerships in Australia, New Zealand and South Korea
Acquisition of Graitec s.r.l. in Italy
GRAITEC celebrates its 25th anniversary as a leading software developer for CAD and structural analysis solutions.
GRAITEC Advance 2012 offers CAD platform freedom to Advance Steel customers, implements latest European standards (Eurocode 0, 1, 2, 3, 5 and 8), American standards ACI (for reinforced concrete) and AISC (for steel construction).
New agreements signed in India and in the USA
Opening of a new office in the United Kindgom
Merger of GRAITEC GmbH and TREPCAD GmbH in Germany
GRAITEC Advance 2013 offers CAD platform freedom to Autodesk Advance Concrete customers.
Opening of a new office in California, USA
GRAITEC SA and Autodesk Inc. finalize a definitive share purchase agreement regarding Advance Steel and Autodesk Advance Concrete.
GRAITEC SA becomes GRAITEC INNOVATION SAS.
GRAITEC INNOVATION SAS signs 3 ISV agreements with Autodesk for worldwide distribution of Advance Steel and Autodesk Advance Concrete
GRAITEC moves to building energy performance with acquisition of HPC-SA & Thermal Simulation software ArchiWIZARD
GRAITEC strengthens Autodesk partnership with the acquisition of Robobat Polska (Poland)
GRAITEC acquires ERA3 (Italy) strengthening its dominance in the steel fabrication market with a new MIS solution
GRAITEC set to dominate the UK BIM market with strategic acquisition of MicroCAD, another strong UK Autodesk Gold Reseller
GRAITEC launches PowerPack, productivity tools for Autodesk Advance Steel
GRAITEC ships Advance 2016 software and launches two new products
GRAITEC ships PowerPack 2016 for Advance Steel 2016
GRAITEC launches PowerPack for Revit®
GRAITEC launches NEW Steel Fabrication Management Software, Advance Workshop
Graitec acquires an Autodesk gold partner in Russia: PSS (later renamed PSS Graitec). The main office is in Saint Petersburg. Satellites offices in Moscow, Krasnodar and Novosibirsk.
Graitec launches Graitec Advance 2017 software which comes with more than 100 new features helping construction professionals to connect structural and MEP engineers to BIM workflows.
End of 2016, Graitec revenue is twice what is was at the end of 2013 (68 m€ vs. 33 m€).
Acquisition of an Autodesk Gold partner in Germany: B&L. B&L will quickly be merged with Graitec Germany.
After 3 years of intensive development, Graitec launches Advance BIM Designers, a BIM Solution for improving structural projects management. Helps users to create, design, document (design reports, Bill Of Materials, Quantity takeoff, Detail drawings, etc.), track and control structural members of a BIM project. Advance BIM Designers are designed to work in a standalone environment or embedded in Autodesk Revit® or in Advance Design.
Graitec acquires ProCAD in Montreal, Autodesk reseller in Canada (will be immediately merged with Graitec Canada).
Acquisition of Arma+ company, a French based company that provides IT and Fabrication Software solutions for the construction, steel and concrete industries. 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.
Graitec acquires UK based company Opentree in January. Opentree provides EDM solutions for the management of the entire document lifecycle of projects, and conforms to BIM standards and ISO 19650 / BS1192 workflows.
Acquisition of an Autodesk Gold partner in Spain: 2aCAD with main offices in Zaragoza, Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.
Acquisition of an Autodesk Gold partner in France: Lineis (will be quickly merged with Graitec France).
Apax Partners joins Graitec as a majority investor with the ambition to make Graitec a leader in BIM by expanding its existing software portfolio and developing the distribution of innovative BIM solutions.
Graitec acquires CADPoint in November. CADPoint is a U.K based company that provides Autodesk solutions for the AEC Industry to a broad range of clients located across the United Kingdom.