Tekla History

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Tekla History

  1. 1. Tekla History From Punch Cards to Information-Rich 3D Modeling
  2. 2. Teknillinen laskenta Oy (”technical computing”) was founded in 1966 Early years
  3. 3. Teknillinen laskenta Oy (”techincal computing”) was founded in 1966 The idea was to form a unified computer programming office for various engineering offices Early years
  4. 4. Teknillinen laskenta Oy (”techincal computing”) was founded in 1966 The idea was to form a unified computer programming office for various engineering offices Early years Reino Heinonen, the man behind the idea, was appointed Managing Director on March 1st 1966
  5. 5. Early years First business premises were set up in Simonkatu, Helsinki
  6. 6. Focus of software development shifted to structural engineering, road building and earth-moving in 1968 Early years
  7. 7. Focus of software development shifted to structural engineering, road building and earth-moving in 1968 In 1972, Tekla opened a fixed remote line to the Control Data Corporation (CDC) computing center in Stockholm Early years
  8. 8. Focus of software development shifted to structural engineering, road building and earth-moving in 1968 In 1972, Tekla opened a fixed remote line to the Control Data Corporation (CDC) computing center in Stockholm Tekla obtained its first Scandinavian clients Early years
  9. 9. As computers developed, so did Tekla: by 1970, calculations that used to take a week to finish could be delivered to customers in just a matter of hours Early years
  10. 10. As computers developed, so did Tekla: by 1970, calculations that used to take a week to finish could be delivered to customers in just a matter of hours In 1979 Tekla acquired a central computer Early years
  11. 11. Early years Soon all designers and programmers got their own alphanumeric terminals
  12. 12. The recession of 1975 slowed business down, but software development at Tekla kept on going Early years
  13. 13. The recession of 1975 slowed business down, but software development at Tekla kept on going Programs such as plotter software and graphic printing were developed during the recession Early years
  14. 14. Software development continued all through the 1980s Early years
  15. 15. In the beginning of the 1990s the X-product family was born Success of the X-products
  16. 16. Success of the X-products In the beginning of the 1990s the X-product family was born The success of electricity transmission network software Xpower was tremendous and by 1995 40% of Finnish grids were managed with Tekla Xpower
  17. 17. In the beginning of the 1990s the X-product family was born Xsteel, completed in 1993, became Tekla’s most successful export product, selling to over 300 customers in 38 countries Success of the X-products
  18. 18. Going international In 1996 Teklas first subsidiary was established in Sweden
  19. 19. Going international International operations were expanded strongly around the turn of the millenium
  20. 20. Going international International operations were expanded strongly around the turn of the millenium Several subsidiaries were founded around the world and Teklas partner network grew steadily
  21. 21. Going international International operations were expanded strongly around the turn of the millenium Several subsidiaries were founded around the world and Teklas partner network grew steadily
  22. 22. Going international International operations were expanded strongly around the turn of the millenium Several subsidiaries were founded around the world and Teklas partner network grew steadily
  23. 23. Going international International operations were expanded strongly around the turn of the millenium Several subsidiaries were founded around the world and Teklas partner network grew steadily
  24. 24. Going international Tekla was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 2000 (-2012)
  25. 25. Going international Tekla was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 2000 (-2012) Along with enlisting, Tekla renewed its logo
  26. 26. Going international Tekla was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 2000 Along with enlisting, Tekla renewed its logo In 2001 Tekla divested several X-product operations and concentrated on organizational development
  27. 27. Going international Tekla was listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange in 2000 Along with enlisting, Tekla renewed its logo In 2001 Tekla divested several X-product operations and concentrated on organizational development New business units consisted of Business & Construction, Energy Distribution, Public Infra and Defence
  28. 28. Going international In 2004 Ari Kohonen started as President and CEO of Tekla
  29. 29. Going international In 2004 Ari Kohonen started as President and CEO of Tekla Structural engineering software Tekla Structures (based on Xsteel) was launched the same year
  30. 30. Going international In 2004 Ari Kohonen started as President and CEO of Tekla Structural engineering software Tekla Structures (based on Xsteel) was launched the same year Tekla turned 40 years in 2006
  31. 31. Past years By 2008, 80% of net sales came from international operations
  32. 32. Past years By 2008, 80% of net sales came from international operations In 2009 more than 16,000 Tekla licenses were sold globally
  33. 33. Past years By 2008, 80% of net sales came from international operations In 2009 more than 16,000 Tekla licenses were sold globally In 2011 Trimble Navigation Ltd, a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions, acquired Tekla
  34. 34. Tekla today
  35. 35. Tekla today Software development continues constantly and Tekla’s success has spread all over the world
  36. 36. Tekla today Software development continues constantly and Tekla’s success has spread all over the world In 2011 Tekla BIMsight, an open collaboration tool for construction, was launched
  37. 37. Tekla today Software development continues constantly and Tekla’s success has spread all over the world In 2011 Tekla BIMsight, an open collaboration tool for construction, was launched Tekla Solutions for infrastructure and energy industries was also launched in 2011
  38. 38. Tekla today Tekla is an international corporation with over 550 skilled employees globally
  39. 39. Tekla today Tekla is an international corporation with over 550 skilled employees globally Collaborative, shared values drive Teklas actions and guide us in how we act as employees and as a company
  40. 40. Tekla today Tekla is an international corporation with over 550 skilled employees globally Collaborative, shared values drive Teklas actions and guide us in how we act as employees and as a company Professional expert Committed partner Innovative pioneer Successful team
  41. 41. Watch the Story of Tekla –video on Learn more
  42. 42. For more information on Tekla and Tekla products, visit – www.tekla.com – www.teklastructures.com – www.teklabimsight.com Learn more
  43. 43. For more information on Tekla and Tekla products, visit – www.tekla.com – www.teklastructures.com – www.teklabimsight.com You can also find us on other social media Learn more
  44. 44. If you think you have reached your potential
  45. 45. If you think you have reached your potential - think again!

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