GRAITEC Group News

GRAITEC Group News


GRAITEC strikes a strategic partnership agreement with South African-based company Chempute Software

Bièvres, January 23rd, 2009 - GRAITEC, a major worldwide developer for analysis and detailing software announces a new distribution agreement with South African-based company Chempute Software. This agreement entitles Chempute Software to promote, distribute and support the Advance Suite range of software in South Africa.

Chempute Software, South Africa Chempute Software was established in 1986 with the objective of supplying PC-based engineering design software to the South African chemical process industries. Since then, the company has developed its range of software to cover chemical, mechanical, environmental and instrumentation engineering disciplines, as well as providing selected software in the fields of plant safety and risk analysis, CAD (plant design), chemistry, and material science.

The software is mostly sourced from the United States, Canada and Europe, and represents state of the art software technology. Software products available cover all aspects of engineering design in chemical and gas processing, power generation, and oil refining industries.

Chempute Software provides a range of services, including: consultation on suitable hardware configurations, software installation, training and full technical backup on all programs.

Alexandre Tartas, GRAITEC COO, comments: "Chempute will bring to GRAITEC its knowledge and expertise of the South African market. With several partners in more African countries we can claim great results in this region. This new partnership with Chempute Software once again demonstrates GRAITEC's ambition to be a key international leader in the AEC market. "
 David Wickham, Managing Director of Chempute Software
David Wickham, Managing Director of Chempute Software

David Wickham, Managing Director of Chempute Software, adds: "GRAITEC's Advance Suite will offer our existing database of 3D Plant Designers a highly professional solution to their structural analysis and detailing requirements. Chempute Software is pleased to form an association with GRAITEC that will complement our existing offering, as well as to provide us with new tools to extend our market share in South Africa."

About Chempute Software:
Established in 1986, Chempute Software is a software solution provider for the engineering industry based in South Africa. The company provides a wide range of software that covers chemical, mechanical, environmental, and instrumentation engineering disciplines, as well as plant safety and risk analysis, CAD (plant design), chemistry and material science.
Chempute Software customers represent a healthy mixture of fabricators, consulting engineers, construction and mining companies as well as private consultants. Chempute customers cover all industries including: pulp & paper, power generation, project management, water purification, consulting, etc.
For further information, please visit

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 40 resellers.
For more information, please visit