- Customers will benefit from combined concrete and steel detailing expertise
- Market positioning for BIM solutions in structural workflows is strengthened
Munich, June 24, 2021 – 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.
About the Nemetschek Group
The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O industry. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects and guides its customers into the future of digitalization. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide in this sector, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow of all those involved in. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings more efficiently, sustainably, and cost-effectively. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling, and animation. The innovative products of the 15 brands of the Nemetschek Group in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately six million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs more than 3,000 experts.
Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue amounting to EUR 596.9 million and an EBITDA of EUR 172.3 million in 2020.
Allplan is a global provider of BIM design software for the AEC industry. True to our “Design to Build” tagline, we cover the entire process from the first concept to final detailed design for the construction site and for prefabrication. Allplan users create deliverables of the highest quality and level of detail thanks to lean workflows. Allplan offers powerful integrated cloud technology to support interdisciplinary collaboration on building and civil engineering projects. Around the world, over 500 dedicated employees continue to write the Allplan success story. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Allplan is part of the Nemetschek Group, which is a pioneer for digital transformation in the construction sector.
SDS2 is a leading provider of 3D steel detailing software and other solutions that support the structural steel construction industry from concept to construction. Our solutions leverage proprietary, AI-powered steel connection design that is uniquely integrated into the modeling process to optimize projects for fabrication and construction efficiency.