Tekla India expands its portfolio
Finland based Tekla Corporation, specialists in 3D model-based software products leveraged by construction, engineering and architectural communities to design and analyze building models, announced plans to expand operations in the Indian market.
India is the fastest growing market for Tekla. Revenues from India operations even exceed developed markets such as the US. Tekla’s customer base is increasing rapidly in the country and to address the various local customer needs, Tekla has opened a development unit primarily to cater to local project needs. The centre will also be an R&D and innovation hub for Tekla globally. The company is also in discussions with public sector officials to enter the rapidly growing industrial construction segment.
Tekla also plans to start educational training hubs across several cities targeting to produce over 500 engineers trained on the BIM technology by 2012. The company is also in talks with major engineering colleges including IITs to introduce and train students on Tekla technologies. Tekla currently has five training centers (Tekla Centre of Excellence) in the country.
With its recent acquisition by Trimble Navigation Ltd, Tekla will be able to provide its customers more holistic solutions while increasing its solution portfolio in the India market.
Nirmalya Chatterjee, Chief Operating Officer at Tekla India said, "The Indian infrastructure industry is booming and we have aggressive plans to further expand our presence in the country. There is significant value that we can, and would like to add to our Indian customer base and our unique value added service offering will enhance the business opportunities for them. Our India expansion plan reflects Tekla’s commitment to the Indian infrastructure industry and mirrors our thriving business and financial performance while providing an outstanding opportunity to accelerate Tekla’s growth and help take our Indian customers to the next level”.
We view India as one of the most important and dynamic markets when it comes to construction. As part of the India expansion plan, we are very optimistic to tap this market by launching our new product, Construction Management. It is an add-on module in addition to a stand-alone software configuration that includes functionality to manage and track project status.” said Ari Kohonen, CEO of Tekla Corporation.