GRAITEC continues to expand with strategic acquisition in the UK of Autodesk Gold Reseller MicroCAD

GRAITEC has announced a strategic acquisition of Autodesk Gold Reseller MicroCAD (through its UK Subsidiary Adris Ltd.) The addition of MicroCAD to the GRAITEC family stands testimony to the Groups long term commitment and rapid growth strategy.

Adris Ltd, already a highly respected Autodesk Platinum reseller in the UK supplying design software and services continues to grow its UK base, and through this acquisition aims to perpetuate growth by providing sales, support & consulting services across the whole of the UK via five strategic locations ideally placed to offer the best possible service to its customers nationwide.

MicroCAD Ltd is a full service provider for Autodesk products for the Architectural, Construction Engineering and Mechanical industry markets. With nearly 30 years’ experience, MicroCAD has the in depth knowledge to develop tailored solutions and then supply, install, support and provide training and consultancy services to help its customers achieve maximum results.

As a growing company MicroCAD is already an Autodesk Gold reseller and from this acquisition all of MicroCAD’s customers will benefit from coming under the Adris umbrella of being a Platinum Autodesk reseller offering the very best service and support globally.

Francis Guillemard, CEO and founder of GRAITEC commented “The acquisition of MicroCAD will benefit all UK customers needing first class expertise and services around Autodesk products. The acquisition contributes further making GRAITEC a leading Autodesk European partner and significantly reinforces the position of the group on the construction engineering and BIM market“.

Steve Houlder, Managing Director of Adris Ltd, stated “The synergies between the two companies will ensure no matter where the customers location they will never be far away from our five strategic locations, and the high level of customer service will allow for continuity of service. By adding MicroCAD, it affirms our position in the UK as one of foremost providers of Autodesk software and consultancy. We look forward to welcoming all customers and staff into the fold“.

Neil Wright, Sales Director of MicroCAD comments “This is great news for all MicroCAD existing staff and customers. The joining of two of the top UK resellers together will provide an even higher level of service and expertise supporting customers large and small across the whole of the United Kingdom“.

The combined company will have a turnover in excess of £17M with over 70 staff supporting 1000’s of customers across the UK. The companies will continue to trade under their respective brands until the full integration is complete.



 GRAITEC  is pleased to announce the acquisition of TREPCAD GmbH through its German-based company GRAITEC GmbH. The aim of both companies is the connection of TREPCAD, the software for staircase construction to Advance Steel, the 3D CAD software for steel construction, and also the worldwide development of the market segments for staircase construction. 

For 10 years, TREPCAD GmbH has been developing and distributing its software for staircase construction in the German speaking market. The company is specialized in the construction of stairs made of steel and stairs made of a combination of wood and steel. Used by more than 2600 customers, TREPCAD software is easy to use and very powerful and especially well-known by companies specialized in miscellaneous steel, schools and educational facilities.

With this acquisition, both companies want to share their expertise. Their common aim is the connection of TREPCAD Software to Advance Steel, and also the worldwide development of the market segments for staircase construction. By working together with GRAITEC’s large and competent R&D team, the innovative ideas of TREPCAD’s stair and railing solution specialists will be developed faster in the future.

Francis Guillemard, GRAITEC CEO, comments: The acquisition of TREPCAD allows the Group to strengthen its leading position in the steel market by supplementing its steel CAD solution software that addresses a complementary market: the metal work companies who need easy and quick tools to generate drawings.

Norbert Schulze-Kahleyß, founder and manager of TREPCAD GmbH, adds: “Thanks to GRAITEC’s worldwide network and its powerful and important R&D Department, we are convinced we will be able to distribute our software internationally.

TREPCAD GmbH was founded in 2004 by Dipl.-Ing (FH) Norbert Schulze-Kahleyß. He started to develop the well-known software for staircase construction “TREPCAD” in 2000. Today the company has 2600 customers in the German speaking market. In 2006 TREPCAD GmbH received the “award for excellent and innovative benefits for their handcraft”. For more information, please visit