Barcelona, 22 December 2022 – Dexma, provider of energy management solutions for buildings, retail and industry, expects to close the year with a turnover of 4.3 million euros, a figure that represents an increase of 20% over the previous year. The Catalan company, which since 2020 is part of the technology firm Spacewell – integrated in the multinational Nemetschek – has managed to become, from Barcelona, the energy hub of the group.
Dexma offers intelligent tools based on artificial intelligence and data, which allow companies to analyse and optimise their energy consumption. In a global context marked by rising energy prices, during 2022 the company has experienced a 24% increase in the sale of software licenses, and has continued to expand its customer portfolio, both nationally and internationally. Dexma currently offers its solutions to more than 10,000 companies in 35 different countries, in sectors such as real estate, banking and retail. In this sense, and as a result of the company’s international vocation, nearly 60% of its turnover already comes from international clients, with the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the Benelux region as its main markets abroad.
From Barcelona to the World
Dexma was founded in Barcelona in 2007 by a group of computer engineers: Joan Pinyol, Guillem Corominas and Xavier Orduña. In 2020 the company began a new phase when it was acquired by Spacewell, a company owned by Nemetschek Group, a leading global software company for the design, construction and operation of buildings, and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. As part of the acquisition process, Dexma has been integrated into Spacewell’s product portfolio over the last few years, thus covering a larger market segment and further strengthening its international projection.
In this way, the company has consolidated its position as Spacewell’s global energy hub. From a global perspective, and together with the development of its energy management software, Dexma also works to disseminate the social, economic and environmental benefits of a more efficient use of energy, through tools such as best practice guides or online training.
A reflection of the company’s growth is the increase in the number of customers, which in 2020 was 4,000 and now, in 2022, rises to 10,000. This expansion has also been matched by an increase in the number of employees, which has risen from 45 in 2020 to around 70 today, 40% of whom are women. Likewise, and as part of the strategic plan for the coming year, Dexma plans to continue expanding its workforce with new professional profiles, especially in the R&D area. Constant innovation is one of the key pillars of the organisation’s growth strategy and, for this reason, more than 40% of the team is focused on the design and development of innovative solutions that respond to the different needs of customers all over the world.
Joan Pinyol explains: “The integration with Spacewell and Nemetschek Group has allowed us to go a step further, and offer our clients more tools to manage their buildings and workspaces efficiently, helping to reduce their operating costs. With digitalisation and constant innovation at the forefront, we will continue to work to further reimagine the relationship we have as a society with energy consumption and, in doing so, help build a more sustainable and efficient future for all.”
Artificial Intelligence to Increase Energy Efficiency
Dexma’s data-driven solutions enable detailed reporting of energy consumption, analysing usage patterns and detecting anomalies and potential inefficiencies in real time. The use of data, artificial intelligence and digital solutions can simplify or even automate key operational processes, making building management more practical, efficient and sustainable. On average, it is estimated that Dexma’s tools can drive a reduction in energy consumption of up to 20%.
Joan Pinyol, co-founder and CEO of Dexma, said: “For organisations, reducing energy costs is no longer just an option; it is an urgent necessity that has become indispensable if they want to remain competitive. It is a challenge that has implications for all organisations.
Dexma provides data-driven Energy Intelligence. Its SaaS solution enables facility and property managers, energy services providers and consultants to report on energy consumptions, analyze usage patterns as well as inefficiencies, and detect anomalies in real time. It supports companies to optimize the energy efficiency of their buildings and to reduce carbon emissions.
Automated energy data management solutions are key to minimizing the ecological footprint of organizations and building portfolios. With the use of artificial intelligence, the data generated by such tools allows one to predict the behavior of buildings – enabling lower energy costs, the tracking of the usage of natural resources and a better built world.
Spacewell is part of the listed Nemetschek Group, a digital transformation pioneer in the AEC/O industry. As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide, Nemetschek covers the entire life cycle of building and infrastructure projects and guides its customers into the future of digitalization.
Spacewell’s software and technology solutions focus on the use phase of buildings (Manage & Operate). They support real estate, energy, workplace, and facility managers to improve the performance and sustainability of their building portfolios, the productivity and wellbeing of the people using these buildings, and the quality of the services delivered to them.
Spacewell is recognized for both the breadth and usability of its solutions in a real estate market that is becoming increasingly occupant driven. The Dexma by Spacewell energy management platform leverages AI to optimize energy performance on a proactive and continuous basis.
About the Nemetschek Group
The Nemetschek Group is a pioneer for digital transformation in the AEC/O and the media & entertainment industries. With its intelligent software solutions, it covers the entire lifecycle of building and infrastructure projects, guides its customers into the future of digitalization and enables them to shape the world.
As one of the leading corporate groups worldwide in this sector, the Nemetschek Group increases quality in the building process and improves the digital workflow for all those involved. Customers can design, build, and manage buildings more efficiently, sustainably and resource-saving. The focus is on the use of open standards (OPEN BIM). The portfolio also includes digital solutions for visualization, 3D modeling, and animation.
The innovative solutions of the brands ALLPLAN, Bluebeam, Crem Solutions, dRofus, FRILO, Graphisoft, Maxon, Nevaris, RISA, SCIA, Solibri, Spacewell and Vectorworks in the four customer-oriented segments are used by approximately 6.5 million users worldwide. Founded by Prof. Georg Nemetschek in 1963, the Nemetschek Group today employs around 3,400 experts all over the world.
Publicly listed since 1999 and quoted on the MDAX and TecDAX, the company achieved revenue amounting to EUR 681.5 million and an EBITDA of EUR 222.0 million in 2021.
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