Munich, December 20, 2021 – Advancing digitalization, increasing interest in sustainability in the construction industry, more personal contacts again, and a successful fiscal year 2021: The Nemetschek Group, one of the world's leading software suppliers for the AEC/O and media & entertainment industry, is drawing a positive conclusion – despite the challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic.
In 2021, digitalization, increasing efficiency and sustainability in the resource-intensive construction industry were clearly in focus. The Nemetschek Group has a proven track record in developing innovative software for the entire building lifecycle and leveraging open standards in the construction industry as well as the media & entertainment industry – for almost 60 years.
For the Nemetschek Group, 2021 was also characterized by collaborations for a better built world: For example, the Nemetschek Group cooperates with the Technical University of Munich and its Venture Labs as a new sponsor. In addition, the software provider supports innovative and disruptive technologies of promising start-ups: With investments in the German ConTech Sablono, the American AI expert Reconstruct Inc. and the Norwegian deep-tech company Imerso, Nemetschek is driving forward the digitalization and sustainability of the construction industry. In Germany, the Group also joined Madaster in 2021, a platform for more resource efficiency in the industry.
"However, our biggest focus in this challenging year has naturally been on the health and well-being of the people we work with. Already in the beginning of 2020, we switched our processes to pure digital collaboration making additional offerings for our nearly six million customers and more than 3,500 employees," Kaufmann explains. "This has allowed us to strengthen the collaboration even further. A big thanks goes to our brands for their flexibility and great commitment."
The brands of the Nemetschek Group in the four segments Planning & Design, Build & Construct, Operate & Manage and Media & Entertainment presented their solutions at numerous online events, but also again in person. "It was very nice to meet our customers and business partners personally again, at least at some of the events. Digital collaboration does work well but meeting face-to-face cannot be completely replaced and is still very important to us," says Kaufmann.
The development and promotion of innovative solutions for a digital, efficient, and sustainable construction industry as well as a strong customer and employee focus - the success of this approach paid off twice in 2021: The software solutions of the Nemetschek Group were on the one hand honored several times at the renowned Construction Computing Awards, and on the other hand the Nemetschek Group itself again received numerous prizes, including the "Axia Best Managed Companies" Award.