Major French civil engineering firm, Colas Group, has further expanded its association with Benchmark Estimating Software with its subsidiary, Colas Rail, purchasing Professional Edition licences to get their estimates on track.
Benchmark Estimating Software has built an impressive relationship with the Colas Group, setting up around 250 software users across Central Europe, which sparked the interest of Colas Rail to also choose Benchmark Estimating Software to improve their estimating processes.
Colas Rail is a major French rail company offering turnkey solutions in rail construction. It was established in January 2008 as a result of a merger between Seco Rail and Spie Rail, two of the world’s major players in the railway sector. The new entity combined their skills and resources and now employs around 4,200 people with their international operation, offering world-scale and high-end railway expertise.
Colas Rail will be rolling out Benchmark Estimating Software in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania.
After Colas Rail purchased the Benchmark Estimating Software licenses, their Romanian estimating team underwent a highly successful training session. In the beginning of May, a team of estimators came together in Bucharest, Romania, for a two-day New User Course with the Benchmark Estimating Software team, followed by consulting sessions and customisation of the software.
Silviu Tronaru, one of the attendees says: “This training helped us to understand all the features and benefits of Benchmark Estimating Software. We are very excited to start using the software, so we can generate faster and more consistent estimates for our railway infrastructure projects. ”
The Benchmark Estimating Software team are now working with Colas Rail to set up their database, which will be followed by further training and implementation over the next few months.
The Colas Rail contract marks a significant expansion for Benchmark Estimating Software into the European market and highlights how our software can be used for rail infrastructure services through to major rail construction and maintenance projects.
Colas is a member of the Bouygues group of companies.
Read more about Colas Rail on their web site.