Grohe AG bags CSR Award of German Government 2017

Grohe AG, the global major of sanitary fittings, received the CSR Award of the German Federal Government 2017 in the “companies with 1000+ employees” category recently, according to a company statement.

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The decision by the eleven expert judges expressly lauded the role taken by GROHE’s management team who have made sustainability a top management issue, acting as role models and trailblazers both for their own workforce and for other companies. Other nominees in this category included Unilever Deutschland GmbH, Flughafen München GmbH, Ford-Werke GmbH and FRoSTA AG. The award was presented by Professor Josef Wieland, juror and expert in business ethics at Zeppelin Universität in Friedrichshafen.

Michael Rauterkus, CEO, Grohe AG, when receiving the award at the event in Berlin’s Humboldt Carré, said: “Sustainability is our passion and remains deeply rooted in our DNA. We are delighted to see the world around us acknowledge our enthusiasm for, and commitment to, corporate social responsibility (CSR). Our 360-degree approach to sustainability embraces our employees, suppliers, factories, processes and our contribution to society in equal measure. Seeing our policies being accepted as a standard of reference for our industry and inspiring others as well, we feel vindicated and honoured at the same time.”,” .

Products for a sustainable future – Championship ‘Made in Germany’

The sustainability strategy pursued by this global company is primarily reflected in its products. One example is the GROHE Blue Home water system, which transforms tap water into a filtered, chilled and great tasting – and even bubbly – refreshment. This system obviates the need for bottled mineral water and the associated processing, bottling and transport activities. According to a study conducted at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, GROHE Blue Home contributes approximately 60 percent less to a household’s carbon footprint compared to conventional bottled water.

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Management Board member Thomas Fuhr pointed out: “Our understanding of quality and our advances in terms of sustainability are very much driven by our commitment to manufacturing in Germany. In order to secure our company’s competitiveness going forward, we continue to invest heavily in our German locations, which set the standards for our international factories. As of 2011, we have launched regularly our GROHE Sustainability Trophy as an internal competition between our manufacturing sites. This trophy acknowledges our employees’ efforts and incentivises them to continue working on their ideas and solutions for even more sustainable production processes and even more resource efficient manufacturing of a given product.”

Beyond day-to-day business

GROHE’s belief in corporate citizenship is encapsulated in GROHE Dual Tech, a programme jointly undertaken with Don Bosco Mondo e.V. The two partners have teamed up to offer professional training for disadvantaged youths in emerging economies. Three training workshops in India and the Philippines assist young people in improving their life chances by learning a trade in the sanitary sector. This makes them eligible for employment in an industry with great promise and will even enable some of them to set up their own businesses in the future.

Moving forward with clearly defined sustainability targets

GROHE has set itself the target of raising energy efficiency by 20% and shrinking its carbon footprint by 20% by the year 2020. Among other things, this will be achieved by two new cogeneration plants commissioned in Hemer and Lahr and by converting lighting equipment to LED operation. Another milestone on this journey was marked in December when the company’s energy management system was certified to ISO 50001; it will be instrumental in improving the overall energy efficiency on a sustained basis. Moreover, the company has committed itself to becoming the global sanitary industry’s sustainability leader by 2020. GROHE’s stance and actions on sustainability are laid out in greater detail in the company’s sustainability brochure. Titled “WATER ENJOYMENT – A CLEAN CONSCIENCE WITH EVERY DROP”, it can be downloaded from grohe.com/sustainability.

GROHE India Pvt. Ltd. (GIPL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of GROHE AG. With a decade of its presence in the Indian market, it has acquired a dominant position in the market as one of the largest selling international brands. GROHE recently launched its state-of- the-art ‘GROHELive! Centre’ in Bengaluru. The centre offers a great opportunity for people to come and experience the world of GROHE. Besides featuring the entire range of GROHE products, the Live! Centre also showcases the GROHE elements.

GROHE India also recently announced the launch of its second GROHE Dual Tech in India, in New Delhi in association with Don Bosco Learning Center. The two centres in Mumbai and New Delhi train young people from economically challenged backgrounds, imparting them high-quality training programme in certified plumbing. The programme addresses the dual need of the industry – on one hand it supports the youth with skill development, while on the other, fill the skilled-labour supply gap.

GROHE is the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings. Since many decades, the global brand GROHE relies on the brand values of quality, technology, design and sustainability, to deliver “Pure Freude an Wasser”. GROHE is part of the LIXIL Group Corporation and benefits from the active knowledge transfer within the group and the opportunity to open up new product segments and develop innovations faster and more efficiently. LIXIL is the global market leader in the sanitary ware industry as well as Japan’s leading provider of housing and building materials, products and services.

Fashion store Central announce free shopping from January 6-8, 2017

Future Group’s Central – India’s leading chain of fashion stores is organising ‘Three Days FREE Shopping’ from January 6-8, 2017 across their 33 outlets in 20 cities, according to a company statement.
As the New Year has just begun, Central is all geared up to offer a never before shopping experience to shopaholics with the ‘Three Days FREE Shopping’ in 2017. With best deals on over 200 brands at unbelievable discounts, spanning across various categories such as apparel, footwear, handbags, sportswear, jewelry, travel gear, lingerie, men’s accessories, toys and sunglasses.

The three-day Free Shopping Weekend will make every shopper’s dream come true. One can pick any apparel, footwear, handbags, sportswear, Jewelry, travel gear, lingerie, men’s accessories, toys and sunglasses worth Rs. 8000 MRP for which one has to pay only Rs. 4000 and can get that Rs 4000 back too through free garments worth Rs. 2000 MRP, free shopping vouchers worth Rs. 1500 and free Future Pay Wallet credit worth Rs. 500. This is the first time a consumer can have it all for FREE!
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Commenting on the initiative, Jitendranath Patri, Marketing Head, Central said:“The Three Days Free Shopping is our attempt to provide our customers with a never-seen-before shopping extravaganza. Central was launched with a primary intention to offer the best and latest options to the fashion conscious consumers. Now, with the ‘Three Days Free Shopping,’ consumers can not only access hundreds of brands but also makes them almost Free.” So, make no delay and pick your favorite brand available at the Central outlets near you.

The flagship retail format of Future Lifestyle Fashions, Central is a chain of fashion departmental stores located in central areas of large Indian metropolises and cities. Central stores are large-format stores measuring anywhere between 60,000 square feet to 230,000 square feet and offering over 500 Domestic and International brands across every category including men’s-wear, casual wear, ethnic-wear, women’s-wear, kids wear, footwear, accessories, home products, health and beauty. These stores, often located in standalone locations also have food-courts, restaurants, supermarkets and electronics superstores built within. Central stores are located in large cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Gurgaon, as well as smaller cities like Baroda, Indore, Vizag, Patna and Surat. At present there are 33 Central stores present in 20 cities operating over three million squarefeet of retail space across India.

Voizd aims at 5 million users in two years in India

Voizd, the audio based anonymous online social space provider is aiming at becoming the defacto safe social space for people to discuss topics most close to their hearts. “We are looking forward to on-board around 5 million users in next 24 months”, say Sameer Agarwal and Pooja Daswani, Founders of Voizd: Voice Without Fear. The duo reveals the growth potential of their venture and more to Jayashankar Menon in an interview. Excerpts:

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JM: Can you talk a big about Voizd and its parent firm in the US?

SA: Voizd Inc., is our parent firm, located in the US. Voizd.com was launched in September 2016. Voice Without Fear is an anonymous mobile app where you can freely express every opinion and thought in your own voice without the fear of being judged, labeled or trolled. A 30-second anonymous (optional) audio clips are available to express your thoughts. A network of real people connects based on real thoughts. Content discovery based on Trending Topics, Emotions and Proximity, Relevant topics. Community with a support system created by the people themselves

JM: When and How VOIZD came into existence?

SA: During 2013 general elections and post elections while sharing his opinions on many issues, I started getting death threats and troll attacks, initially I thought it’s isolated to political opinions but soon realized that our society in general has become quite intolerant towards opinions and thoughts which are divergent from mainstream. I also realized that we as a society subconsciously judge and label people based on their every thought and action and hence most people are always trying to fit in with the status quo even with very basics of their expressions, that seeded the idea of creating a safe space where people can be themselves.

While the app was still on the drawing board a conversation with an acquaintance made the team realized that traditional social spaces today are owned by English speaking audience and people who are not very comfortable with English or other written forms get hard end of the stick, hence the team decided that Audio/ Voice based expression should be mainstay of the App, as everyone can speak even when they are not very comfortable in writing. What voice also does is that it keeps the essence, emotion, tonality, of the poster and hence the message intact leading to a deeper connect between the poster and listener.

JM: How did you build the core team (co-founders and initial employees) – How did you meet and how did everyone align to the idea?

SA: Pooja, Rajiv and I use to work together at RockeTalk, which was founded by the latter. Pooja used to run Communities and I was the CMO and Sales head. All three of us had experience in building large communities, Social spaces and audio based interactions. I also knew that both of them have also faced similar troll and judgment attacks on social networks and real life so when I discussed the idea they connected with it. Then came the task of hiring core-engineering team. Since we are bootstrapping it we dug into our combined network to find talent from UI/UX to Engineering team, which helped us pushing the beta app out.

JM: Describe Your Startup, and explain, what exactly it does?

SA: VOIZD is an audio based Anonymous online social space where people around the world share real thoughts and experiences and trade advice. What’s catchy is that, you get to share all the above anonymously and in voice without the entire persistent real name trapping of other networks.

The app protects your identity, so you can go all out sharing what you actually feel without having to fine-tune it (i.e you can be 100% real), so basically it Gives you the Power to share your thoughts without the fear of being judged, labeled and trolled. It is an anonymous sharing app where you can divulge your deepest secrets to an audience of unknown people, and respond to their secret confessions or questions. The app beta was launched in Sepember 2016.

JM: What prompted you to start the VOIZD as another social network with many being already in the market?

SA: With traditional social networks being purely identity driven, the feeling of always being in the spotlight forces us to relentlessly curate how we self present online. Constant self-monitoring to hide our rough edges or different opinions to “fit in” leaving no space to be original, be weird or flawed. This especially sucks for the young people, who wish to freely exchange their thoughts and ideas.

Voizd is the only social space at the intersection of audio and anonymity, giving its user power to share their most intimate thoughts and issues without the barrier of language and education, as everyone can speak and Listen. Purely Visual and text based social spaces often leaves a huge mass of people, with powerful ideas on the sidelines. Text is limiting, and video is too bandwidth hungry and risky for countries like India. Besides, text lacks the emotive power of expression that voice carries, appealing to our very basic senses. It is also friction free and has no sign up on boarding.

JM: Who Are Your competitors? How are you different from them?

A: How are we different: Expressing your true thoughts on identity driven social networks means being trolled by people who do not share the same opinion as yours. It is at the cost of being judged by your very own family, friends or co- workers.

On Voizd you can freely express every opinion and thought in your own voice in 30-second anonymous audio clips. Since there is no sign up hence people connect with your thoughts/opinions than your identity leading to thought becoming more important that the user.

JM: Is The Startup funded? If Yes, provide details like – date, stage and source of funding.

SA: VOIZD is currently bootstrapped by the founders. We are working towards growing the network further and looking for funding.

JM: What are the technologies Used in VOIZD?

SA: Server side: Java, Apache, PhP, MySQL, MongoDB, Redis, Hadoop, Elastic Search  and Native implementation on Android and iOS client.

JM: Provide statistics of Your Startup/App/Project such as tractions per month, revenue generating per month or any other stats that the company wants to share with us to influence our readers.

SA: VOIZD beta app was only exposed in mid September last year, to a 100 people but since has organically grown to 2000 users, doing over five thousand posts and over one lakhh public conversations, from topics ranging from Relationships, Gender issues, Fashion, Abuse. Around 70 % of our current users are women and highly vocal.

JM: What challenges are you facing in running your business?

SA: Indian startup ecosystem is skewed towards ecommerce/ transactions based business models and VOIZD is trying to build a social networking product with social impact out of India which is unheard of, plus it is easy to raise funds for copy past business models from western world but not when you are trying to do something totally out of the box. Even startup accelerators applications don’t have a column for mobile social, they have for everything from payments to commerce to food delivery but not for social startups

On the product side while audio is super engaging, UGC around Audio is hardly attempted in India which has both tech and acceptability challenges as with any new concept

JM: How do you look at expansion?

SA: Voizd aims to become the defacto safe social space for people to discuss topics most close to their hearts and we are looking forward to on-board around 5 million users in next 24 months.

Technology reinforcing transportation: Rahul Mishra

“The introduction of smartphones through development in telecom sector has boosted the transportation in many folds”, says Rahul Mishra, CEO of U-RYD Transportation Solutions. In a free-wheeling chat, Mishra tells Jayashankar Menon about various technological developments that are helping the transportation industry in a big way. Excerpts:

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JM: What are the latest technological developments that reinforcing transportation in India?

RM: The transportation systems around which the modern world has been built are on the verge of a significant transformation. India, lingering in the transport industry have seen surge in recent years with new technology advancements. Transport plays a very vital role in the development of a country’s economy by determining overall productivity, quality of life of citizens, access to goods and services and the pattern for distribution of economic activity. Need for transportation have never been less for the people travelling through public transports.

New technologies are transforming the way citizens are planning, designing, building, and operating transportation systems. Travelers depend on traffic condition reports, electronic maps, on-board vehicle performance monitors, real-time transit arrival information, and a host of other services that did not exist a generation ago. People counting on additional advances in transportation technology, not just to get where want to go, but also to reduce greenhouse gases, improve air quality, and support economic development.

JM: You were of the view that the advancement in the technological sector is a concatenation of developments in many sectors. Can you elaborate on the same?

RM: Yes. For Instance, technological development have led to advancement in the cities and towns along with development in transportation sector either it is roadways, waterways, or airways. Blooming in transportation sector also impacts directly on the accessibility of backward towns and cities with time passage, thus flourishing the trade within the economy. Hence disgracing inflation and towards a healthy economy.

JM: What are the new transportation technologies that are emerging to meet these challenges?

RM: New transportation technologies are emerging to meet these challenges, including connected and autonomous vehicles, alternative fuels, key-less fleet management and traffic analytics, as well as local zoning and planning policies that support transit-oriented development. New technology for on-road communications will dramatically change how vehicles operate and provide information and capabilities for better, real-time traffic management — if the necessary network infrastructure is in place.
The introduction of smartphones through development in telecom sector has boosted the transportation in many folds. Ever thought of the app serving technologies helping people in fewer seconds to light up their day-to-day tasks with minimal hindrance? Yes it is, you may say! Instigation of app based technologies has minimized the long-distance travelling of people very plain sailing. These services running handy through smart phone have seen an instant growth in following years. People now don’t need to wait long hours to hire cab services or taxies or auto-rickshaws, they just need to handy the app and enjoy the rides.

JM: Can you talk about U-RYD Transport Solutions?

RM: U-RYD is a mobile application and website providing millions of people an approach to a simple and a quickest way to get cab facilities anywhere anytime. In this professional and speedily growing world, everybody needs a one-time solution for the transportation facilities without any hindrance. That is where U-RYD brings an excellent solution by creating better possibilities for travelers, drivers and destinations. U-RYD is officially the US firm, a transport service provider, which has launched its services in the burgeoning Indian market.

JM: What is the concept behind the plan?

RM: India is a potential market with digitally advanced smart phone users. With its Indian start-up venture, I believe in creating a better environment with new technologies. U-RYD has fused the technology with transport by giving a better option of App based technology and website and redefining transportation of people.

JM: What are the unique features of U-RYD?

RM: One of the best features of U-RYD is that the payment mode is very hand and simple. All the customers can do is to pay either through cash or card, in advance – through RYD Money (Wallet) or cash-in-arrival. Our App will not just help our patrons to explore cab facilities, it also helps them customising their schedule and has it properly planned. Initiating with earning opportunities for every ride customers enjoy also, U-RYD comes with simple and approachable application with also guiding the directions and locations as well. Every feedback by the user is valuable to us. Furthermore, we request U-RYD users (Users/Drivers) to share their feedback honestly.

Crocs India launches its first travel retail store at Mumbai Airport T2

Crocs India, a name to reckon with in the casual footwear segment as a global brand leader has unveiled its first travel retail store at the Mumbai Airport T2 recently.

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Crocks India, the world leader in innovative casual footwear has pioneered in the travel retail store format, retailing footwear designed specially for travel-loving patrons and houses a vast collection of clogs, flip-flops, sandals, sneakers and loafers for all age groups. The jet setters and the not-so-frequent travelers can now easily browse through the latest collection while waiting for their flights, , a company statement said.

Deepak Chhabra, CEO, Crocs India said: “Crocs is a perfect travel companion and makes every getaway more comfortable and memorable. To cater to the growing demands of our consumers, we decided to open this store and display our fashion line at one of the busiest commercial hubs – the Mumbai airport. We sincerely hope our consumers enjoy this experience.”

With the launch of its first travel retail store, Crocs is moving a step closer to strengthening the brand’s image as apopular and preferred footwear brand. Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children. Crocs offer a broad portfolio of all-season products, while remaining true to its core molded footwear heritage. Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs fans know and love. Crocs celebrate the fun of being a little different and encourage fans to ‘Find Your Fun’ in every colorful pair of shoes. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 300 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world.

AIWUP Launches First Women Political Party in India

With the stated purpose of eliminating all gender discrimination, a first women political party in the country, All India Women United Party (AIWUP) has been launched. The AIWUP is a registered national political party, endeavouring to eliminate all gender based discrimination and create equal opportunities for men and women, with an aim of building a democratic secular and Socialist state of India, a media statement issued by the party said.

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For the first time in the history of India, a team of like-minded women, comprising of activists, environmentalists, professionals and others, has come forward to form a political party to fight for their political, legal and social rights and create a society where equal opportunities will exist for both the genders. The AIWUP has been formed following the vision of Rights guaranteed by UN Declarations and Conventions to Women and the Right to Equality guaranteed by the Constitution of India. It is an endeavor to create political awareness among women and provide them a platform to help fight against any kind of gender based discrimination.

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According to the Party President, Nasim Bano Khan, AIWUPis dedicated to building a democratic, secular and Socialist State of India on the principles of equality and will strive for the dignity for the women. She states, “Being an all-women party, we are committed towards the upliftment and empowerment of women, and at the same time, we are destined to address all relevant local and national issues that need an attention.” Coming from an NGO background and with over three decades of actively participating to address a whole range of social issues, Nasim is confident to see AIWUP at the forefront of the national politics in India in the coming years.

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Like Nasim, Lakshmi, who is the General Secretary of the Party, is also coming from an NGO background and for over three decades has been actively participating to address a whole range of social issues. Advocate Meena is also moved by the plight of the Indian women and is committed to make AIWUP a movement that can help achieve the goal of equality, development and peace for all women. Meena is the Vice President of the Party and as a seasoned legal professional. Meena pointed out: “Women must be aware of their political and legal rights, so that they can become capable to fight against any kind of injustice or discrimination that they often face in their life.”

Innovative ideas

Unlike other parties, AIWUP maintains strict guidelines that promote young generation of leaders to be at the forefront to lead the movement with their innovative ideas. The party mandates that the leadership will retire at the age of 65, and no successors or family members will be allowed to hold party positions. According to Lakshmi Krishnan, “We only promote talented and deserving candidates in our party. We are different and are entirely dedicated to achieve equality, development and peace for humans, irrespective of their caste, creed or gender.”

The national spokesperson of AIWUP, they are going to contest the upcoming Punjab and UP assembly elections and all other states. The name of candidates for Punjab elections is going to be finalized very soon, and they are going to share the list with the media very soon. The party is confident of making a significant debut in the Punjab elections, with their unique perspectives and a different set of goals to achieve.

AIWUP is an all-women national political party, registered with the Election Commission of India, with “Bangles” as their election symbol. The party follows the principles of equality for everyone in the society and will endeavour to eliminate all discrimination in the society to help build a harmonious environment for all men and women to live and prosper and also play their part in building the nation. AIWUP is going to contest forthcoming assembly elections in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and other states.

Business Information Modeling conference held in Delhi

Rudrabhishek Infosystem Private Limited (RIPL), the state-of-art software service to the Real Estate Industry and Graphisoft Budapest, Hungary jointly organised on November 22, 2016 at India Habitata Centre, New Delhi, along with the re-launch of ARCHICAD in the Indian market.

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Indian real estate and infrastructure industry is in advanced stage where an effective implementation of technology can make the industry more systematic, transparent, progressive and can enable timely completion of the projects. To hone the skills of ace industry professionals, the event was organised, according to a media statement.

The aim of the conference was to bring together the government officials and Building Information Modeling Industry experts around the region to present and discuss on the latest development in BIM Technology and its dynamic impact on Designing Architectural Engineering and Construction Industry. This event provided an opportunity to all delegates, professionals, students and industry expert to attend and learn new practices.
ARCHICAD is the leading Building Information Modeling (BIM) software application used by architects, designers, engineers and builders to professionally design, document and collaborate on building projects. It offers creative work and design documentation of a project in real 3D environment with the help of which one can find the potential flaws and weaknesses in the design before construction. Not only it makes the tedious task of documentation easy, it also makes it easier to make changes in the design. And Cloud based collaboration let the user works on any network, hardware or software configuration connecting teams and projects of any size or setup.
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Soumya Das, Director, RIPL said: “We are glad to be associated with Graphisoft, Hungary and hope this partnership will take the ARCHICAD to the next level in India, and it will gain the same market share as it has internationally. It is the most advanced software available worldwide and will help Indian professionals to enhance their skills and deliver the best of the project. As of now, we have got the marketing and distributions rights for North, East and North-east market. Innovative product like ARCHICAD will not only upgrade the work quality but also take less time to design and improve the accuracy of the project. The right smart usages of technology like BIM will act as a catalyst in the market and boost the Indian Infrastructure Industry.”
Eniko Pauko, Implementation Specialist, Graphisoft, said: “Graphisoft is delighted to work with Indian Industry leader RIPL and is excited for Indian Market. We have been internationally with ARCHICAD and it has helped the architects around the world making their work easy. We believe that by transforming the quality of information used in building industry, ARCHICAD aims to change construction practice completely and would make great change in Indian real estate scenario as well”.
Laszlo Toke, International Sales Manager, Graphisoft pointed out: “GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner STAR, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. Our vision is to bring BIM into common practice for the design and realisation of buildings by enabling model-based workflow integration through innovative IT solutions”.

SC Gaur, CAP Agra Development Authority (Ex CAP Noida Development Authority) and the Chief Guest inaugurated the event, highlighting and encouraging the adoption and implementation of BIM TECHNOLOGY IN THE CONSTRUCTION Industry along with Soumya Das (Director RIPL), Laszlo Toke (International Sales, Graphisoft) along with Guests of Honour- S M Akhtar (Dean, JamiaMilia), Manoj Mathur (HOD ARCHITECTURE SPA, New Delhi), Col N Krishna Rao (Director Projects, VNC).

Some of the prominent guests who attended the event included acclaimed Educationalist Dr. VK Paul (HOD BE and M, SPA New Delhi), Ramesh Sharma BIM Expert, Ruchi Misra (Architect), SN Tripathi (Services Expert), Sandeep Sharma (PMC Expert) etc. The thought provoking event was also blessed by dignitaries and keynote speakers like Pradeep Misra (CMD REPL Group) and PN Misra (Retd VC GDA,ADA,LDA).

RIPL has the marketing and distribution rights of ARCHICAD for Northern, Eastern and N-E India, viz., Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, Union Territories of Chandigarh, National Capital Territory of Delhi and NE states.

GRAPHISOFT SE, Budapest, Hungary is the largest entity in the GRAPHISOFT Group and the corporate headquarters. GRAPHISOFT® ignited the BIM revolution in 1984 with ARCHICAD®, the industry first BIM software for architects. GRAPHISOFT continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions such as its revolutionary BIMcloud®, the world’s first real-time BIM collaboration environment, EcoDesigner STAR, the world’s first fully BIM-integrated “GREEN” design solution and BIMx®, the world’s leading mobile app for BIM visualization. GRAPHISOFT has been a part of the Nemetschek Group since its acquisition in 2007.

RIPL was established in 2012 with an aim to provide comprehensive and state-of-art software service to the Real Estate Industry. RIPL focuses on helping organizations in creation, conversion, updation, integration and evaluation of data through application of GIS, ERP and other technologies with focus on the AEC Industry. It provides optimum, business driven solutions by undertaking consulting assignments and offers end to end geospatial consultancy and development services. RIPL is a sister concern of REPL (Rudrabhishek Enterprises Pvt. Ltd). RIPL is also the reselling partners for Microsoft.