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DCS Finland byter namn

Esbo 15 augusti 2019

Företaget kommer att kallas Infrakit Group Oy från 8 augusti 2019 och det gamla namnet används inte längre. Infrakit är redan känt som företagets produktnamn och namnändringen speglar företagets tillväxt och internationalisering. Förutom Espoo-huvudkontoret har Infrakit Group dotterbolag i Sverige, Norge, Estland, Nederländerna, Serbien och Frankrike. I augusti bildades dotterbolag också i Tyskland, Infrakit Deutchland GmbH och, i Australien, Infrakit Pty Ltd.

”Företaget fortsätter att växa starkt. I år har vi redan etablerat fyra nya dotterbolag. Detta indikerar att Infrakit-molntjänsten efterfrågas internationellt. I synnerhet fokuserar vi på länder där teknik, såsom maskinkontroll och GNSS, redan är på en bra nivå”, säger VD Teemu Kivimäki.

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Mer information:

VD Teemu Kivimäki, teemu.kivimaki@infrakit.com,  tel. +358 50 344 6465

Thank you Bauma! (in English)

Bauma attracted more than 620 000 visitors this year! It is the best results in the exhibition’s 65-year history and the number of visitors rose by about 40,000 over the total produced during the previous event in 2016. Most of the visitors come from Germany, but more than 250,000 visitors came from countries outside Germany: Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Poland and Great Britain and from the overseas.

The clear focal point of this year’s Bauma was sustainable and digital solutions. Digitalization is a “megatrend” in the construction machinery industry, sensors and communication interfaces that collect and analyze data have become standard equipment.

Infrakit had our own stand first time in history this year at Bauma in the hall A2. Our International Business Developer Jan van den Brandt worked at our stand the full week and says it was a great success. During the seven days it was definitely the place to be. So let’s meet again in 2022!

The next Bauma will be held from April 4 to 10, 2022, at the Messe München Exhibition Center.

Jan van den Brandt and Pasi Joensuu happy after successful Bauma-week.

Infrakit molntjänsten expanderar globalt. Infrakit (= DCS Finland Oy) har etablerat ett dotterbolag i Stockholm

 

Finlands Infrakit, en högteknologisk byggnadsmolntjänst, ger projektledning och kvalitetshantering i realtid till alla parter som är involverade i infrastrukturbyggandet. Med Infrakit kan intelligent projektutveckling delas och tas emot i realtid. I Finland omfattar Infrakits kunder alla större byggföretag samt kommuner, städer och ELY-centra. Infrakits dotterbolag finns redan i Norge, Nederländerna, Serbien och Frankrike. Dotterbolagen är etablerade för att främja lokal försäljning och möjliggöra en smidig kundservice och support.

Under 2019 kommer bolaget att fortsätta investera i sitt globala distributionsnät och öppningen av nya dotterbolag. Förutom befintliga finska, svenska och holländska försäljningskontor har Infrakit också officiell återförsäljning i Japan.

Peter Westerman har utsetts till VD för Infrakit Sverige AB: ”Här i Sverige har Infrakit funnits i några år innan vi fick vår egen organisation på plats, men nu skall det bli spännande att jobba med Open Bim i Infrakit fullt ut sedan 1:a januari i år 2019.”

 

Mer information:

General Manager Peter Westerman (svenska/engelska) tel. +46 70 5822 633 peter.westerman@infrakit.com

Vice President  of Sales Pasi Joensuu
tel: +358 44 768 4424, pasi.joensuu@infrakit.com

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Infrakit expands in Europe and opens new offices in Stockholm and Paris

photo by Marten Björk

 

The subsidiaries have been established to promote local sales and enable good customer service and support. In addition to existing Finnish, Norwegian and Dutch offices, there are now offices in Paris and Stockholm.
The Paris office address is 30 Rue Godot de Mauroy, 75009 Paris, France. Sebastien Cailliau has been appointed Country Manager for France. He worked before at Infrakit as a Customer Success Manager in Helsinki office.

“Finland has led in recent years the model-based infra construction, and I am proud to be able to take this Finnish know-how to France. The Infrakit cloud service helps French companies and users to digitalize their work-site and benefit from this new technology and working method”, Sebastian Cailliau commented.

In Sweden, Infrakit has been around for a few years and has been used by, for example, Svevia AB in a project in Tyresö municipality.  Peter Westerman has been appointed Country Manager for Sweden: ”Now we have our own organization in Stockholm, with my main responsibilities in support and sales. It is a new role for me after many years of working with surveying technology and machine control, a great and inspiring challenge. Also happy to be part of a team with colleagues in Scandinavia and different countries in the world. ”
Infrakit Sweden is located in Karlbergsvägen 13 11327 Stockholm.

More information:
Sebastien Cailliau, General Manager France, tel. 07 67 51 42 45, sebastien.cailliau@infrakit.com
Peter Westerman, General Manager Sweden, tel. +46 70 5822 633 peter.westerman@infrakit.com
Pasi Joensuu, Sales Vice President (English), tel. +358 44 768 4424, pasi.joensuu@infrakit.com

Infrakit Founder Story: from a Researcher to an Entrepreneur

Teemu Kivimäki

 

Digitalization proves most useful in projects where old working methods are questioned and modernized. Infrakit, the creator of the cloud-based service for infrastructure construction, is an excellent example of this.

The story began at the university of Oulu, where the founder of Infrakit, Teemu Kivimäki, worked on his master’s thesis in a research group focused on the automation of construction. Teemu, who used to have programming as a hobby, already had a degree in mechanical engineering when he entered the university. However, the pieces started to fall into place only after the switch to the field construction.

– I had studied robotics, laser scanning as well as space technology, where I got familiar with GPS and remote sensing. During my studies at the university I got to apply all this knowledge in designing measure devices and in 3D modeling. We were doing pioneering research in the digitalization of infrastructure construction, says Kivimäki.

Kivimäki noticed that utilization CAD and 3D modeling in infrastructure construction was still in its infancy.

– In mechanical engineering, where I come from, millimeter accuracy in 3D modeling is the norm, so the amount of paperwork in construction came as a surprise to me, he describes.

The information management needs came up in several research projects, and in 2010 Kivimäki made the decision to commercialize his research.

I was already familiar with entrepreneurial life through a mobile game company that I had founded with my friends, and the next step felt natural. First I called Destia who had participated in one of our projects and asked if they were willing to pay for the creation of a system that was designed during the research.

Besides Destia Kivimäki contacted Novatron, a company that manufactures GPS devices and machine control devices for work machinery and made a proposition of creating an interface for the control system of work machines. The collaboration lead to the founding of Infrakit, a centralized information storage and cloud service for work sites.

The cloud service streamlines information management

According to Kivimäki, plans are often updated little by little during a construction project, and in bigger projects changes to the plans are made daily. Earlier this would have meant that there were several versions of the plans, which made updating them more challenging. From an information management point of view this was laborious and slow, and resulted in expensive mistakes in construction.

Thanks to Infrakit, all the information is stored in the same place where they can be transferred directly to the work machines. The plans of the project are uploaded to the service in an open file format, after which they can be inspected in the map view or in 3D.

– Since Infrakit is a SaaS service, it can be used in a browser as well as in a mobile application, which makes it really practical to use in the field. Users only need credentials and an hour’s introduction to the service, Kivimäki explains.

‘Back in the day the measure report was delivered to the project owner with six months’ delay, but Infrakit makes it possible to monitor project progress in real time.’

The service also makes it easier to produce project documentation during construction. The documentation consists of measurements made by the work machines and the photographs taken by the foremen, among other things.

Back in the day the measure report was delivered to the project owner with six months’ delay, but Infrakit makes it possible for all parties to monitor project progress and conduct quality control in real time with the help of the map view.

– This way we can maintain accuracy in our construction work and avoid mistakes. The digitalization of infrastructure projects results in savings of 20 % compared to traditional working methods.

(originally published in Finnish at itewiki.fi )