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Designing Tomorrow

Elecosoft – software and services for the construction and installation industry

Elecosoft is a leading developer of IT tools and services targeted at the construction and installation industry. All our software is designed to make your life easier with planning, estimating and follow-up. The idea is to make everything run as smoothly as possible, leaving you free to concentrate on what you do best. Our services are mainly linked to the programs we supply and customer-specific software development.

Since 2003, Elecosoft Consultec AB is owned by a British company Elecosoft plc. In Elecosoft plc we have a stable parent involved in software development. Our owners opens up new international opportunities.

The important thing is not how the Elecosoft group is organised, but what we can do for our customers. That’s why we’d rather talk about our products and services than about the administration of the departments and the group. Two elements combine to create a comprehensive offering: Software and Services. Software covers all the programs and add-ons we supply. Services covers everything from inspirational development to training and support.

About Elecosoft

Industry background

We are all builders and installers at heart, and this is one of the reasons for our market-leading position in many areas. We understand the needs of the industry. Without an industry background we’d never be able to develop user-friendly IT tools to make your life easier. And you’d never trust us to provide relevant training and support. For us, it isn’t enough to know about the program – we need to know about the industry too.

Find out more about Elecosoft’s software and how it can make your life easier.
Find out more about our Elecosoft’s service offering.
Check the vacancies at Elecosoft.

We are here

Elecosoft has about 80 employees in Skellefteå, Umeå, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Växjö, Malmö, Gent and Bjuv. To contact us, click here.

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Map over Elecosoft offices in Europe

The story so far

Elecosoft’s mission is to offer software and services that build the environments of the future, and that make work on the building site more efficient, safer and more profitable for major contractors as well as small firms. We have more than 3,500 customers and customer accounts and many more users all around Sweden.Here is the story so far:

1974

We started in 1974 as a spin-off from a construction company in Skellefteå, initially working as an architectural and design office. Known at the time as Utec Consulting, the company was part of a major group of companies associated in various ways with the Lövgren brothers.

1982

Mats Lövgren took over as CEO of Consultec AB (now Elecosoft Consultec AB). Mats restructured the company and established the business philosophy that still applies today. Computer tools became a growing part of the service offering in the 80s, and in the early 90s, work started on the IT tools that have new become market leaders. The first software to be developed for the construction industry was a roof truss program. Activities relating to the roof truss program were later moved to a separate company called Construction Software Center Europe.

We started a collaboration with DDS (Norway), and by 1985 Consultec Arkitekter & Konstruktörer AB had become resellers of the CAD program DDS-CAD. From the start, DDS-CAD was targeted at house manufacturers and kitchen suppliers.

1989

Consultec AB acquired Prisinfo i Växjö AB. Prisinfo i Växjö AB, a software development company, created the Kalkyl2000 estimating software. This was an important step in Consultec’s history because it gave use a foothold in southern Sweden and introduced us to our first 200 customers in the field of estimating. Even before the acquisition we had already started developing an estimating tool for the construction industry, called LexCon. The acquisition brought in additional expertise, giving a serious boost to development of what became BidCom.

1992

Until 1992, most activities were carried out under one roof in Consultec AB. The different departments were hived off in 1992 to form Consultec ByggProgram AB, Consultec Arkitekter & Konstruktörer AB and Consultec ByggTeknik AB (renamed Consultec System AB in 2002).

StatCon, the design program for roof trusses, was launched at a trade fair. The same trade fair saw the launch of the LexCon estimating program.

1994

A collaboration with PlanMan Oy (now called Artemis Oy) was launched and Consultec ByggProgram AB became a reseller of the PlanCon planning program.

2000

StairCon, our design, sales and production software for stairs, was launched in Sweden, Norway and Finland. We started working on StairCon in 1996.

AMAConda, a program that helps users create purchasing agreements, was launched at Nordbygg in early 2000.

2001

Consultec ByggProgram AB acquired Elanalys Data AB in Gothenburg. Elanalys was a service company with 12 employees developing software and providing consulting services for the electrical industry. The company’s ElWind software is the market-leading electrical estimating and project management tool in Sweden. The Consultec group now had estimating software targeted at the construction and electrical segments. The acquisition meant that Consultec ByggProgram AB also became a reseller of FebDok, a sizing and documentation program for electrical installations.

2002

The SiteCon project management software was previewed at the Nordbygg trade fair in Stockholm in March 2002, and launched the same year.

In December 2002, the Consultec group was taken over by the British company Eleco Plc. Eleco plc is a stable parent involved in software development as well as construction. Our new owners opened up new international opportunities, which was the main reason for the move.

2004

Consultec ByggProgram AB acquired Ten Data AB in Växjö. Ten Data is a knowledge-based enterprise with 20 years’ experience of software development in the plumbing industry. The product range encompasses everything from estimating programs to custom-built business systems, and there are customers around the world. This means that Ten Data is moving Consultec ByggProgram AB closer to its goal of becoming a complete supplier of software for the entire construction sector.

StairCon was launched in Canada and the USA.

2005

An important service for the HVAC industry was given a new lease of life when Consultec ByggProgram AB acquired Katalogtjänst in 2005. The acquisition means we are now able to offer services in electronic and printed form.

2006

A collaboration with AddMobile meant that the Consultec group was able to offer mobile solutions for the TenWin and SiteCon software.

Eleco plc acquired the British company Asta Development. As a result, Asta’s MD Michael McCullen succeeded Mats Lövgren as head of the software division.

2008

BidCon, the new-generation estimating program, was launched for the electrical industry.

2010

Consultec ByggProgram AB acquired Stockholm-based Lubekonsult, which offered consulting services and IT services for the ventilation industry. The acquisition helped Consultec with its ambition of becoming the obvious choice of partner in the construction sector.

2011

Consultec Arkitekter & Konstruktörer AB acquired the architecture firm Nilsson & Sahlin Arkitekter. They have unique expertise in modern timber architecture, strengthening the Consultec group and opening up a number of interesting contracts throughout the country. This merger of two architecture practices was an important stage in the development of Consultec Arkitekter & Konstruktörer AB.

2012

Novator Projektstyrning AB is acquired by Consultec ByggProgram AB. The acquisition added the Powerproject project planning program to Consultec’s range and also injected additional expertise into the organisation.

2013

Consultec launched a shared communication platform for the companies in the group and clarified its offering by highlighting its two components: Software and Services. The company also launched a new graphical profile and a new web site.

2015

As a step to become a market leader in software the Elecosoft group decides to sell Consultec Arkitekter & Konstruktörer AB.

2016

Consultec changes name to Elecosoft.

Gudrun

Working at Elecosoft

“A company in a state of constant flux”

Gudrun Norberg about working at Elecosoft:
“My first contacts with Elecosoft occurred in 1999 when I externally helped the company with some services. Already in 1999, I experienced Elecosoft like a good comapnuy to work with. It was a company that listened and embraced the external thoughts and desires. My contacts with Elecosoft progressed and in 2008 I got a job at Elecosoft.

I have had and the privilege to talk to very many entrepreneurs. They are all working to be more effective in their administrative work. I have seen how they have been helped by the programs we offer – both in terms of calculations, project plans and project management as well as design, CAD drawing and drawing steps.

I get to be a part of a big puzzle where we have different tasks but the same goal – to help market, and specifically our clients to have success in their work.”

Gudrun Norberg

About Elecosoft

The Elecosoft group of companies develops and delivers innovative ideas and outstanding software and services with cutting edge technology, to the project management, construction, pharmaceutical, timber engineering and design, 3D visualisation, data compression, site control, stair design, flooring and marketing sectors principally in the UK, Scandinavia and Germany.

Elecosoft worldwide

UNITED KINGDOM

Elecosoft UK Ltd
Elecosoft UK Ltd
Haddenham, Oxfordshire
+44(0) 1844 261700
www.astadevelopment.com
Developer and supplier of project and resource management software
Eleco Software
Eleco Software Limited
Aldershot, Hampshire
+44(0) 1252 267788
www.3darchitect.co.uk
Developer and supplier of 3D home design and visualisation software.

SWEDEN

Consultec
Skellefteå, Sweden
+46(0)10 130 87 00
www.elecosoft.se
Developer and supplier of software and services.

GERMANY

Asta Development GmbH
Asta Development GmbH
Karlsruhe, Germany
+49(0) 721 95 250
www.astadev.de
Supplier of project and resource management software.
Eleco Software
Eleco Software GmbH
Hameln, Germany
+49(0) 515 1822 390
www.arcon-eleco.de
Developer and supplier of 3D design software.
Esign Software
Esign Software GmbH
Hanover, Germany
+49(0) 511 856 14340
www.e-sign.com
Developer and supplier of solutions for the floor coverings industry.

USA

ElecoSoft USA

Elecosoft LLC
Dallas, Texas, USA
www.us.elecosoft.com

Supplier of project and resource management software.

 

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