Germany’s think project! deepens its BIM portfolio by buying fellow German company Ceapoint.
Munich, Germany-based SaaS construction collaboration vendor think project! has acquired the German building information modelling (BIM) specialist ceapoint aec technologies GmbH (no transaction value given; news release).
Think project! says ceapoint’s product line DESITE will be positioned as an integrated and open solution within the think project! portfolio, and its cloud functionality will be expanded and distributed internationally in future.
With its product line DESITE, the Essen-based ceapoint has offered solutions for BIM since 2010, specialising in BIM management and BIM coordination, and supported customers in implementing and using BIM in planning offices, construction companies and with clients. Customers include construction companies such as STRABAG and Max Bögl, planning offices such as Schüßler Plan and clients such as German Rail and DEGES. Further, DESITE is the BIM technology for the BRZ Group, the European specialist for organisation and information technology for medium-sized companies in the construction sector.
think project! and DESITE are said to be highly complementary BIM solutions and provide perfect cross-selling potential for international distribution. With DESITE, additional BIM functionality such as collision (clash) and model checking, 4D simulation and analysis for users will become available in the common data environments, CDEs, of think project! and EPLASS.
“With DESITE we can make our solutions for BIM Collaboration even more powerful. Plus, we gain an experienced and competent team of BIM specialists within our group. We will become an even stronger partner for our customers in the increasing digitalisation of the construction sector” says Thomas Bachmaier, founder and CEO of think project! (right).
“We are now part of the European-wide think project! Group and therefore have a stronger position in the dynamic BIM market. We want to take this as an opportunity to expand our product line DESITE, and especially expand our cloud functionality and for its international distribution” says Dr. Jochen Hanff, CEO of ceapoint.
Through its own research and development activities, think project! has been expanding its BIM capabilities for some years. It signalled its BIM intentions in early 2015, and launched its BIM toolset in July 2015. Interviewed in January 2019, Bachmaier said the company was set to continue growth, both organically and by acquisition, with investment in mobile solutions and BIM likely. The ceapoint deal ticks both boxes, and once integrated into think project!’s portfolio and internationalised may be offered to English-speaking customers. In 2018, think project! acquired UK-based contract change mangement specialist CEMAR, giving it a platform to target its customers in the UK and other regions including the Asia-Pacific region.
Update (4 June 2019) – Thinkproject will be presenting English webinars about using its DESITE platform for BIM management on 26 June and 23 July 2019 (and German webinars on 17 June and 16 July). Register here.