SOUTHAMPTON, UK, Feb 26, 2018 – GRAITEC, an international BIM, fabrication and design software developer for AEC, and Autodesk platinum partner across Europe, has announced the acquisition of Hobs’ Studio Limited’s Autodesk contract base, together with the formation of a longer term strategic partnership.
The acquisition will see GRAITEC take over responsibility of the direct supply and management of Hobs Studio’s Autodesk clients, handling all Autodesk requirements, subscription renewals and consultancy.
With growing complexities and emerging technologies evolving across the many industry sectors, the acquisition ensures that Hobs Studio contract base will continue to enjoy the maximum return on their investment in Autodesk software as well as the value add of GRAITEC’s proprietary technology and enhanced resources.
It also allows Hobs to focus on their core deliverables and continue their investment in developing and growing a skilled, industry-experienced technical team to address the ever-evolving needs of multiple industry disciplines, including manufacturing and construction.
The longer term strategic partnership between the two companies also delivers additional benefits and will provide both Hobs and GRAITEC’s client bases access to an enhanced and wider scope of services, thereby empowering clients and helping them meet the growing demands of their various industry sectors.
Steve Houlder, GRAITEC COO says: “We are committed to looking after Hob’s clients going forward, and are certain that they will see great benefit in the additional services and technology we provide. We also see great value in the services Hobs provide which bring the results of our software to life, as 2D or 3D prints, or in a virtual environment. It’s a win-win-win for all parties.”
James Duckenfield, Hobs Studio Group CEO said: “It’s important to us to provide the best possible service to our clients. Our relationship with Graitec will see improvement to service levels to our clients with two market-leading businesses focusing on their core competencies.”
This acquisition and partnership further strengthens GRAITEC’s position and goal of becoming Autodesk’s leading partner and global supplier of BIM and supporting technology.
Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is an international Autodesk platinum partner across Europe and United States, Autodesk developer partner and Autodesk AEC solution associate delivering high-performance BIM solutions and bespoke add-ons and apps for Autodesk key AEC platforms. Operating throughout 30 offices across 12 countries worldwide, GRAITEC offers its clients an extensive range of established software solutions combined with the full portfolio of Autodesk products and BIM suites which help address the most demanding projects needs and maximize productivity, efficiency and performance. With 400 employees amongst which there are 200 BIM consultants, GRAITEC is an innovation focused company whose products are used by more than 50,000 construction professionals worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.graitec.com.
The Hobs Group consists of four companies: Hobs Repro, Hobs Studio, Hobs On-Site and Anexsys, with an aim to help their customers add value to their businesses. They provide the very best 2D and 3D content, innovative document solutions, inspiring creative ideas and exceptional hassle-free service quality.They have over 410 employees nationwide, a group turnover of +£35m and proudly hold a Royal Warrant for services to the Royal Household.
Please visit www.hobs.com.