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GRAITEC acquires French-based company abc service and creates a CAD department for steelwork construction in France

Paris, France, November 14th, 2008. GRAITEC, the international software developer of CAD and structural design solutions for civil engineering, acquired on November 12th the French-based company abc service, a major reseller of CAD solutions for steel construction. GRAITEC, through this acquisition will create a new CAD department dedicated to steelwork construction in France, combining abc service’s acknowledged expertise with GRAITEC regional offices’ expertise.

GRAITEC’s new department will provide GRAITEC France with all CAD-related technical services for steelwork construction: customer support, demos, training, engineering assignments, development expertise, etc.

abc service personnel will be linked to GRAITEC France in addition to GRAITEC regional teams and will be involved nationwide depending on users’ needs.

Francis Guillemard, CEO and founder of GRAITEC, comments: "With abc service’s acknowledged expertise, GRAITEC will strengthen its position on the French market for CAD in steelwork construction. The creation of a specific department with a staff that will more than double, will allow all Advance Steel users to benefit from an even more customized support in line with their business issues. This new team will reinforce our customer relationships and contribute to keep offering our users the solution that best meets French market requirements."

Philippe Moyret, Manager and founder of abc service adds: "The integration of abc service into GRAITEC France will allow us to expand our offer of services. Our mission has always been to provide all French players of the steelwork construction field with productive and efficient solutions. This requires closer relationships with our users, which has now been achieved through the GRAITEC regional organization. Together, we will build an experts team to provide a high end solution to our users that we have been supporting for 10 years and to actively participate in Advance Steel development."

About abc service:
Set up in 2001, abc service provides design, detailing and fabrication solutions for steelwork construction. abc service is a major CAD supplier for steel construction with more than 450 customers in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxemburg, Romania and various African countries. The company’s activities include consulting, training and support for many French-speaking customers and for all services linked to the use of detailing and structural analysis in the steel construction field.
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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: Cœur 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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