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GRAITEC Group News






04/10/2008

GRAITEC strengthens its UK position by acquiring Integer Software Limited, a key UK civil engineering software provider.


Bievres France, April 8th, 2008. GRAITEC, an international software developer for CAD and structural analysis solutions for civil engineering has acquired Integer Software Ltd, a UK leading structural design solution provider, on April 1st, 2008 through ADRIS Ltd, their UK subsidiary. GRAITEC Group intends to integrate Integer's innovative structural analysis solution into its Advance suite of applications.

Established in 1983 by a group of civil engineers and managed by Brian Munton, Integer has created an integrated range of structural design and analysis software used by 9 of the top 10 UK engineering consultancies. The business has been predominantly focused on Modelling, Analysis, Design and Detailing for engineers in Bridge and Structural Projects. In addition, Integer offers a complete maintenance and development services to its clients.

Integer, a very profitable company, boasts an impressive client base of over 3400 users in the UK including large engineering consultancy blue chip clients such as Atkins, Mott McDonald, WSP, Jacobs, Mouchel Parkman, Halcrow, RPS Group, Capita Symonds, Scott Wilson, Arup... SuperSUITE is the collection of structural engineering software that shares the same user friendly, powerful graphical interface. SuperSUITE features a core frame analysis program SuperSTRESS with modules available for steelwork design SuperSTEEL, reinforced concrete design SuperCONCRETE and highway loading for bridge analysis H-LOAD and AutoLoader. All the software has export and import facility to Word and CAD packages and Integer can also supply an AutoCAD add on, SuperCAD, for all electronic reinforced concrete detailing and scheduling.


Francis Guillemard, CEO and founder of GRAITEC, comments: "GRAITEC has a clear strategy to provide its UK clients with a complete software suite, from structural analysis/design to steel/concrete detailing. In the last years, GRAITEC has been successfully selling Advance Steel, its high-end steel detailing solution, in the UK through its partners CADS and since 2007, through its wholly owned subsidiary ADRIS. Advance Concrete, GRAITEC's concrete detailing solution, and Advance Design, the FEM international software of GRAITEC, will be introduced to the UK market in the 4th Quarter of 2008. All the expertise acquired on the European market to synchronize data between GRAITEC's CAD and analysis/design solutions will be dedicated to the rapid integration of Integer's structural analysis solution into its detailing tools.To ensure a smooth transition, ADRIS Ltd. and Integer will remain as separate entities. They will act as business contributors to each other's solutions. This approach will evolve into a tighter partnership over time. Integer and Adris will offer the complete range of software and services to customers of both companies."

Brian Munton, Managing Director and founder of Integer adds: "I am very excited by the enormous potential this has opened up for Integer and our clients. From a technical viewpoint this creates remarkable synergy between two well-placed software offerings. From a commercial point of view it brings new markets and opportunities. We are very proud to be part of the Graitec team and to be able to contribute to Graitec's 'Structural Design Chain' concept."

About INTEGER
Integer Software is a successful software vendor specialised on Modelling, Analysis and Design for engineers in Bridge and Structural Projects. It has established a strong position in several market sectors, building a significant reputation for consistently delivering powerful, productive, professional and easy-to-use engineering software.
For more information, please visit www.integer-software.co.uk


About GRAITEC

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is a major software developer for CAD and structural design solutions for civil engineering. Used by more than 20 000 customers worldwide, GRAITEC software have helped in creating outstanding projects: Cour Défense tower, Stade De France stadium, Cairo Subway. The GRAITEC Group has now more than 240 employees working in 12 companies (France, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Canada and USA). GRAITEC also manages an international network of more than 30 resellers.

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