GRAITEC Group Announces + 20% Turnover for First Half of the Year Comparing with 2011

GRAITEC, an editor of 3D CAD and CAE, BIM software for the structural construction industry, announces 19.7% turnover growth for the second Quarter of 2012, compared to 2011. The year to date growth reaches a consistent 20% for first half of the year.

Paris, France, August 01, 2012 --( After a very successful year 2011, at the end of Q2 Graitec's turnover, margin and profitability grew by +12%. This positions GRAITEC as the industry's fastest growing company.

The performance of GRAITEC, North America, Asia Pacific, Russia, Germany and France have been absolutely remarkable during the first semester. Graitec's turnover more than doubled in key regions, demonstrating the capacity of Graitec to expand its business outside more traditional markets. This demonstrates a great capacity to sustain a fast rhythm of growth, for example Germany + 40% year to year, Italy +13% and France +11%.

The GRAITEC Advance suite is a global structural BIM solution, for construction professionals. GRAITEC have achieved an amazing growth of +34% in 2012 compared to 2011.

"This is a great performance that demonstrates the growth capacity of GRAITEC solutions but also their fit to the market, customer needs and BIM environment. I'd like to highlight the fact this growth is driven by the international Graitec subsidiaries such as North America or Asia Pacific," comments Alexandre Tartas, GRAITEC COO.

Advance Steel after an strong 40% growth during Q1 2012, continues on an even more positive trend growing by 60,6% during Q2 every territory has contributed to this success.

For Alexandre Tartas: "Advance Steel illustrates quarter after quarter the dynamism and the relevance of GRAITEC Advance Suite positioning in the construction industry. GRAITEC reinforces its positioning of very specialist solution provider for highly qualified professionals in the construction structural field. Advance Steel standalone is contributing to the great performance of Advance Steel and customer feedback is absolutely fantastic. GRAITEC has during Q2 addressed many requests from StruCad users demonstrating every rime the relevance of Advance Steel for their most advanced needs."

Advance Design continues to benefit from a high adoption rate especially in the French market that recognizes GRAITEC Advance as the very best structural analysis solution on this market.

"The quality of the solution provided, such as the comprehensive international codes and the service provided by GRAITEC have highly contributed to the great first half of the year result for Advance Design with 21% growth," says Alexandre Tartas.

Year to date, Advance Concrete performs with a 16% growths compared with 2011.

Alexandre Tartas explains: "Great improvements have been realized in Advance Concrete to better answer to customer and market expectations. Graitec R&D team continues to work to meet expectations. We have a great confidence in our team, to bring the best in class solution to the market and make Advance Concrete the leading solution for 3D reinforcement."

Alexandre Tartas concludes: "Q2 and more generally speaking first semester 2012 have been a great success. But it is only half of the GRAITEC 2012 road to 29 million Euros. However, with14,5 M € turnover (about 17,71M USD) we can realistically expect to be on or even above target in 2012, this is very encouraging. Every employee can be proud of their contribution to this result. "

Founded in 1986, GRAITEC is a major software developer for civil engineering offering a Building Information Modeling (BIM) system that automates the entire structural process. Used by more than 40,000 professionals worldwide, GRAITEC solutions have helped in creating outstanding projects: Cœur Défense tower, Stade de France stadium, Cairo Subway, Düsseldorf International Airport, Băneasa Shopping City in Bucharest, Milano Fair, etc. The GRAITEC Group has more than 260 employees working in 14 companies (France, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, United Kingdom, Italy, Singapore, Canada and USA). GRAITEC also manages an international network of more than 40 Value Added Resellers.

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Valérie Dugard