Hexagon PPM acquires Plant Design Solutions, Houston-based software and services distributor
Monday, Jan 22, 2018
CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions launches U.S. direct sales model for closer customer relationships

Hexagon PPM, part of Hexagon and the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, announces the acquisition of Plant Design Solutions (PDS), a Houston-based software and services distributor.

With this announcement, the CADWorx® & Analysis Solutions group, part of Hexagon PPM, will transition to a U.S. direct sales model during the first quarter of 2018.

“Over the years, we’ve had many requests from clients across the United States who want to work more directly with us. As these requests have grown, we have chosen to move to a direct sales model to more closely serve our U.S. clients,” said Rick Allen, president of CADWorx & Analysis Solutions.

“The U.S. is our largest market and it’s important to have this direct interaction in the development of our products. The PDS acquisition will help us enhance our future interactions thanks to more direct engagement with clients.”

PDS and all of its employees are now part of Hexagon PPM. Clients can continue to work with their familiar PDS professionals. Len Kalmer, president of PDS, and Carl Adams, vice president of PDS, are now executive consultants with CADWorx & Analysis Solutions.

“At PDS, our commitment to our clients has always come first,” said Kalmer. “We are very happy that our clients will still get the best support and services from the Hexagon PPM team.”

“We’ve worked closely with the CADWorx & Analysis Solutions group for many years,” said Adams. “We always felt like we were one team, and now we’re very excited to officially join Hexagon PPM.”

“We are growing with new hires in addition to the PDS employees coming on board. This is an exciting time for the group,” said Billy Rasco, vice president of Global Sales & Marketing at CADWorx & Analysis Solutions.

To learn about career opportunities, please visit hexagonppm.com/careers.

CADWorx & Analysis Solutions’ offerings allow design and engineering to share relevant information seamlessly, thereby maintaining accuracy and improving efficiency. These include CADWorx Plant Design Suite, for AutoCAD®- and BricsCAD®-based intelligent plant design modeling, process schematics and automatic production of plant design deliverables; CAESAR II®, the world's most widely used pipe stress analysis software; PV Elite®, for vessel and exchanger design and analysis; TANK™, for the design and analysis of oil storage tanks; GT STRUDL®, one of the most trusted, adaptable and fully-integrated structural analysis solutions in the world; and Visual Vessel Design, a comprehensive pressure vessel, shell and tube exchanger, and boiler design and analysis solution.

The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Hexagon PPM as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants & Infrastructure Global Market Research Study Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2020.”

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