CAD Studio, a leader in CAD/CAM solutions for engineering and construction and AUTODESK’s largest Central European partner, becomes a member of the prestigious European group ARKANCE. Its former owner, AUTOCONT, has decided to focus on its core business.
Speaking of the deal made today, Milan SAMEŠ, CEO of the ARICOMA Group, to which AUTOCONT belongs, said: "After ten years, we have decided to sell one of our most successful companies. In the areas where CAD Studio operates, it is crucial to further develop consolidation and significantly strengthen the market position at a European level. This is exactly what ARKANCE is offering, as it currently operates on the French, Belgian, Dutch, Finnish and Polish markets".
The ARICOMA Group, which covers all the IT activities of Karel Komárek‘s KKCG Group, wants to have a long-term focus on the main areas of corporate IT, such as digital transformation, the cloud, customer software development and cybersecurity.
"CAD Studio is a very attractive asset that has aroused investors’ interest not just through its excellent results, but primarily due to its successful adaptation to a model of licensing with a high proportion of services," added Milan SAMEŠ.
CAD Studio, which employs around 120 professionals, is the largest Central European AUTODESK partner. It operates in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. It supplies CAD/CAM/CAE, BIM, GIS/FM, and PDM/PLM solutions for engineering, construction and architecture, mapping, civil engineering projects, 3D visualization, document management, and asset management. There are number of synergies that mean these specific IT services have a better potential to develop in a larger group. "It was well worth the reflection on handing over CAD Studio to ARKANCE. Now we can carry out our knowledge, experience and the software tools we have developed and likewise get the same from the group’s sister companies, which we can offer to our customers," added Jan BINTER, Director of CAD Studio.
"With the acquisition of CAD Studio, not only do we gain a leading position in the Czech, Slovak and Hungarian markets, but above all a highly experienced team with excellent know-how that will help us grow in the European market as a whole. From now on, it is up to us to develop synergies between our territories, so that CAD Studio´s customers can quickly benefit from our expanded team by taking advantage of the know-how of very specialized experts on certain topics. With CAD Studio's management team, who will continue to be your partner as usual, we are already working to strengthen our services and to invest in the development of the company”, says Grégoire ARRANZ, ARKANCE’s CEO.