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2020 helps professional designers, retailers and manufacturers in the interior design and furniture industries capture ideas, inspire innovation and streamline processes. By providing end-to-end solutions and the world’s largest collection of manufacturers’ catalogs, 2020 provides businesses with the software and content to be more efficient, integrated and productive. 2020 applications allow professional designers to create kitchens, bathrooms, closets and commercial offices which look as stunning on the screen as they do in reality. 2020 helps retailers to inspire the imagination of their customers and our solutions for furniture and cabinet manufacturers provide a complete manufacturing operations management capability. Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Laval, Quebec, 2020 employs over 500 people and operates in 8 countries.
Founded in 1992 by Richard Turner, an IT entrepreneur with a special interest in the kitchen retail sector, ArtiCAD has grown to become a major force in the KBB industry both in the UK and overseas. The company’s flagship products, ArtiCAD-Pro and BathCAD, are used by more than 7500 designers in the UK market alone, with a rapidly expanding number of users in North America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
In February 2016, leading IT solutions provider, SHD AG, purchased the majority shareholding in ArtiCAD Holdings Ltd. Since its foundation in 1983, SHD Group has focused on the development and implementation of IT solutions for the kitchen and furniture retail channel, within which it holds a market leading position in the DACH region. Solutions include ERP systems for furniture retailers, planning solutions for kitchen, bathroom and living rooms, as well as cross-industry solutions for warehousing, financial and personnel management.
Whilst ArtiCAD's software solutions have changed dramatically over the years, the company’s commitment to product and service innovation has remained at the heart of ArtiCAD’s activities for over two decades. And this dedication to technology innovation and customer service, combined with a wealth of experience in the KBB sector, means that a number of clients from the very earliest days of ArtiCAD remain with the company to this day.
ArtiCAD is headquartered in Watford, United Kingdom, which also provides the base for all the company’s customer services, training and product development activities. SHD AG is headquartered in Andernach, Germany.
To build a strong, profitable company committed to the continued and consistent delivery of relevant, innovative software solutions and services that set standards for excellence in the industry and which help our customers sell.
Helping you sell … all our software developments and service innovations are designed to help you sell more, to sell more easily and to sell more quickly.
Simple to use … designed by designers for designers, our software is intuitive and easy to use. Its unique flexibility complements and showcases your own design skills.
The fastest design solution … with just a day’s workshop style training (included as standard with every copy of the software) or a couple of hours using our online tutorial, stunning room designs can be created in just ten minutes.
Perfect presentations … the quality of both the manufacturer-specific and generic graphics guarantees stunning 3D presentations wherever and whenever you need them - in showrooms, on desktop and laptop computers, on tablets, smartphones , online and via email.
Working in partnership … ArtiCAD’s dynamic and rapidly expanding Supplier Partnership Programme ensures the latest products from industry leading suppliers and manufacturers are immediately available as comprehensive, easily searchable graphics catalogues.
Open architecture ... our software, which conforms to international software development standards, supports an open architecture to ensure that it interfaces seamlessly with leading business management and productions solutions.
Customised for you ... for those organisations that need a tailor-made solution, ArtiCAD has a long and successfully history in software innovation, customisation and systems integration.
autokitchen - Kitchen Design Software Powered By The World's Leading CAD Technology.
Having 30 years experience behind every package, we provide refined software which has rich features and a comprehensive interface which is easy to use - autokitchen was the first kitchen design software to include the AutoCAD® OEM engine. It is this aspect that sets autokitchen apart from other kitchen design software packages as it enables the user to import and work with plans produced from both Architects and Builders. This also means that the appliance and accessory catalogues that comes with the software are both accurate and detailed as we use the very same 3D models created by the manufacturers themselves.
Our cabinet catalogues are extensive and created in component form so that they can be modified like real cabinets. This is why the industry's leading bespoke kitchen designers use autokitchen to design the room as well as the cabinets - autokitchen design software is loaded with thousands of generic and specific manufacturer finishes, thousands of types of cabinets, hundreds of door and handle models to create extraordinary presentations with accurate plans, featuring amazing photo realistic images, virtual reality and much more. All of these together with included product itemised quotations which makes our kitchen design software the ultimate sales tool.
We currently offer two versions; autokitchen STUDIO - which is a kitchen design only software, and autokitchen PRO - which is a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom design software - autokitchen PRO is associated more with the higher end of the market place as its features far exceed those of other packages.
At Compusoft we enable kitchen, bedroom and bathroom retailers to make their customer’s dream rooms a reality.
Integrated software takes customers from design through to installation, with localised customer support and outstanding data combining to provide real value for retailers and manufacturers across all 14 of our markets across Europe, Australasia and South Africa.
Hexagon is the world leader in CAD/CAM and simulation solutions. Our portfolio is completed by our software solutions for aiding the design and manufacturing process. The company’s world-renowned products include EDGECAM, RADAN, SMIRT, VISI , FASYS, NCSIMUL, WORKNC, WORXPLORE including production control MRP system JAVELIN and WORKPLAN.
Visitors to the KBB exhibition in March 2020 will see how woodworking CAD/CAM software CABINET VISION and ALPHACAM can increase both sales and productivity for kitchen, bedroom and bathroom specialists.
Leading interactive design software provider for kbb retailers, Virtual Worlds will be showcasing the latest developments in its 3D and 4D technology, including the innovative virtual reality platform 4D Theatre.
Marking a revolution in how consumers buy kitchens and bathrooms with spatial awareness and customer engagement unique to the kbb industry, 4D Theatre provides an immersive design experience within the showroom environment, while simplifying the planning, pricing and ordering process. The technology delivers amazing results by allowing the customer to explore and try out their proposed new kitchen or bathroom, before they buy.
With the introduction of a money back guarantee, Virtual Worlds is offering kbb retailers the opportunity to increase their sales by 30% using 4D Theatre, or receive a 100% refund. This enables retailers to try this ground-breaking design software for themselves and take full advantage of all that it has to offer with absolutely no risk.