BuildTec Software Group and GLASER Programmsysteme join forces

Wildpoldsried / Hanover, 31 January 2024 - Only three months after the successful formation of the BuildTec Software Group ("BuildTec"), a growing European platform for innovative software solutions in the construction & trade sector, the group is taking the next strategically important step: With the recently concluded partnership with Germany-based GLASER Programmsysteme GmbH ("GLASER"), the Group is expanding its portfolio with another international player for construction software.

GLASER, a specialist in the development and sale of professional CAD solutions, and BuildTec are joining forces with immediate effect to respond even better to the challenges of their customers in future and provide them with the best possible support in their transformation processes. Matthias Glaser will stay with the company in his role as Managing Director.

Headquartered in Hanover, GLASER is a nationally and internationally established software specialist focussing on the European construction industry. With its innovative solutions, GLASER serves an international customer base of over 4,000 customers, particularly from the construction and engineering sectors, but also from the entire construction industry.

The company, which was founded in 1978 and has been owner-managed to date, focuses in particular on the sale of the CAD solution for structural engineering "ISBCAD". With the now concluded partnership, GLASER is part of the fast-growing BuildTec Software Group, which is thus driving forward the expansion of its customer base and adding innovative software solutions to its product portfolio.

It was only in November 2023 that BuildTec succeeded in expanding its geographical presence in Scandinavia with the acquisition of E-KOMPLET A/S, a Danish software provider for project management in the trade sector. In addition to GLASER and E-KOMPLET A/S, the BuildTec Software Group, which is backed by the Bregal venture capital funds, brings together other well-known industry key players with over 20,000 customers. These include SEMA, a leading global provider of CAD/CAM software solutions for timber and staircase construction and sheet metal processing, with the two partner companies WGsystem, a provider of commercial software for all trade businesses, and Compass, a software provider for staircase, timber and window construction with a focus on CNC connections and workshop organisation. Hausmann & Wynen, a specialist in ERP solutions with a focus on electricians and other trade businesses, has also been part of the powerful software group since October 2023.

"By partnering with GLASER, we are expanding our product portfolio with innovative software solutions for the construction industry and taking an important step towards driving change in the industry and continuing on our growth path," says Alexander Neuss, CEO of the BuildTec Software Group.

"We are delighted to be working with the BuildTec Software Group," adds Matthias Glaser, CEO of GLASER. "This strategic decision gives us the opportunity to continuously develop GLASER as one of the leading German software houses for structural engineering, to strengthen our product range and to open up new market segments".

About the BuildTec Software Group

BuildTec Software Group, with its portfolio of several leading construction technology software brands, is on its way to becoming the leading European platform for software solutions, supporting more than 20,000 customers. BuildTec is committed to supporting the construction industry with reliable solutions that help its customers meet the challenges of a converging industry. With solutions in the areas of construction ERP, timber construction, staircase construction and sheet metal processing, BuildTec covers several key areas along the value chain of the construction industry. Renowned brands such as SEMA, Compass, Powerbird, Sitara and WGsystem are the preferred tools used by thousands of companies every day. To continuously expand its market position and always offer customers innovative solutions, the BuildTec Software Group invests an average of 15% of its turnover in the further development of software solutions at its sites in Wildpoldsried, Dortmund, Aalborg and Monheim every year.

About GLASER Programmsysteme GmbH

GLASER Programmsysteme GmbH specialises in the development and distribution of user-friendly and practical software solutions for construction planning. With the core product ISBCAD, the 3D modeller Tekla Structures and the mixed reality construction helmet Trimble XR10, GLASER offers professional CAD solutions in 2D and 3D through to execution-ready BIM planning, mixed reality and customised contract development of efficient software for over 4,000 customers. For more than thirty years, GLASER has been standing for high expertise, outstanding quality and excellent service. The GLASER team consists mainly of civil engineers who specialise in the development and use of CAD software. The company is based in Hannover.