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Tekla and Peikko Group intensify cooperation


Peikko and Tekla, the leader in 3D modeling software solutions for the precast industry, have agreed to intensify cooperation both in technical development as well as marketing.

Peikko’s products for the precast industry can be used by structural designers directly as 3D objects in Tekla Structures software. The next update of these 3D objects with improved features will be ready to download from Peikko’s www site by April 2008. The technical suitability of the objects has also been tested with the new, upcoming Tekla Structures version 14.0

The planned marketing co-operation between the two companies will include joint technical seminars for designers in various countries. Peikko also intends to use the Tekla Structures software to demonstrate to customers the technical solutions designed to meet their particular requirements.

“We are very happy to deepen our co-operation with an industry leader such as Tekla. We are seeing a strategic fit to intensify the co-operation due to similar geographic scope of the companies, similar customer base and market position of the companies”, comments Raimo Lehtinen, Managing Director of Peikko Group. “3D design is certainly the long-term tool to improve efficiency and minimize errors at precasters. Providing standardized Peikko products in this tool is useful for all users. We also think that ‘3D seeing is believing’, when talking about our solutions with customers. There are definite advantages in this commencing cooperation for both Tekla and Peikko”, says Markku Koponen, Sales Director of Peikko Group.

“We have thousands of users and some 150 customers world wide that use Tekla Structures for precast concrete design, detailing and manufacturing,” says Risto Räty, Executive Vice President of Tekla Corporation. “Joint customers and actions with best-class companies such as Peikko give us an even more solid stand in the precast world and offer increased value for our customers. We look forward to improve productivity in precast industry together.”

Further information:
Raimo Lehtinen, Managing Director, Peikko Group Tel. + 358 – 40 – 520 9260
Markku Koponen, Sales Director, Peikko Group Tel. + 358 – 40 – 520 9270
Ristö Räty, Executive Vice President, Tekla Corporation Tel. + 358 – 40 – 544 4470

Peikko Group is a Finnish family-owned company specializing in composite beams and fastening products for concrete connections. Peikko Group’s parent company Peikko Finland Oy has subsidiaries in Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The production facilities of Peikko Group are located in Lahti, Finland, in Waldeck, Germany, in Kralova, Slovakia and in Kaunas, Lithuania. Peikko Group’s sales turnover in 2007 was EUR 94 million. Peikko Group employs presently more than 700 people. Further information:

Tekla is an international software company whose model-based software products make customers’ core processes more effective in building and construction, energy distribution, infrastructure management and water supply. Tekla has customers in more than 80 countries. There are some 150 customers world wide that use Tekla Structures software for precast concrete design, detailing and manufacturing. Tekla Group’s net sales for 2007 were nearly 60 million euros and operating result approximately 20 million euros. International operations account for more than 80% of net sales. Tekla Group employs some 400 people, of whom approximately 150 work outside Finland. Tekla was established in 1966 and is one of the most experienced software companies in Finland.


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