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September 2, 2015

Trimble Acquires Norwegian BIM Software Firm


Today Trimble announced its acquisition of Vianova Systems AS, a Norwegian company that develops BIM software for transportation infrastructure design.

Vionova Systems is known for applications including Novapoint and Quadri, which are used for design and asset management of road, rail, sea, and air infrastructure. The tools cater to civil engineers, civil contractors offering specialized applications for transportation infrastructure design as well as geotechnical analysis and model-based multi-user collaboration. In addition, the tools cater to project owners by offering civil design project tracking and automated design change monitoring.

In a statement, Trimble praised Vianova’s “strong record of delivering infrastructure management solutions for national road and rail authorities, with the goal of bridging gaps between design, construction, and maintenance.”

Trimble will incorporate Vianova’s software into their Connected Site portfolio, which offers information management from the design phase through the finished project. The addition of Vianova software will aid Trimble in providing “improvements in planning, real-time project management and productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.”

“The combination of Vianova Systems’ Building Information Modeling capabilities and Trimble’s ability to drive construct ability into workflows will optimize both site and project processes. With Vianova Systems, we can now deliver solutions for the owner, engineer and contractor to more closely collaborate on civil projects,” said Roz Buick, vice president of Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division in a prepared statement. “The resulting set of solutions will enable significant efficiencies, driving greater transformation in the industry.”

The financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, but as part of the acquisition Trimble is gaining Vianova’s operations in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark, as well as their partly owned subsidiaries in Benelux and France. Other associated Vianova companies are not included.

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