KKE invests in German Company, NavVis GmbH
Kozo Keikaku Engineering, Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, JAPAN, Chairman: Shota Hattori, ‘KKE’ hereafter) announced today that it has invested three million Euros in NavVis GmbH (Head Office: Munich, Germany, CEO: Felix Reinshagen, ‘NavVis’ hereafter) that provides large-scale reality capture and digital factory solutions “NavVis”.
Established in May 2013, NavVis is a fast-growing start-up company in Munich, Germany. NavVis is a leading provider of indoor and outdoor spatial intelligence technology that is able to digitize complex spaces and is adopted to improve the services and business efficiency of enterprises. NavVis already has established partnerships with large automotive manufacturers, such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
KKE entered into a business alliance with NavVis in 2015, and sells and markets NavVis products and value-added services in Japan. KKE promotes its use in production and construction sites, streamlining the facility management of structures and civil surveying operations. KKE believes that the “NavVis” technology can be utilized together with our consulting in the architectural field and manufacturing solutions. By combining “NavVis” into KKE’s engineering knowledge, KKE can benefit more clients with higher convenience. NavVis is a spin-off from a research project at the Technical University of Munich with the goal to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, so introducing and diffusing NavVis solutions into society will lead to the realization of the corporate philosophy of KKE, “being a bridge between the academic and business worlds”.
This investment follows the investment of approximately 9 million Euros in December 2018 and approximately 2 million Euros in December 2021, and is purposed to continue to support NavVis which is expected to grow at a high rate. KKE will further strengthen the partnership and collaboration with NavVis. KKE will strive to solve customers’ issues such as productivity improvement and cost reduction in on-site work, and will thus contribute to creating a wiser and better society.
■ Company Information
Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc.
KKE is a consulting firm that challenges to solve various problems in society by utilizing engineering knowledge. Since its establishment as a structural design firm in 1956, KKE has expanded its business in diverse field such as construction, disaster prevention, telecommunication, manufacturing and decision-making support as a Professional Design & Engineering Firm that acts as a bridge between the academic and business worlds. KKE strives to solve increasingly complex social issues by providing Engineering Consulting and Product Service based on the engineering knowledge.
Learn more about “NavVis” at: https://navvis.kke.co.jp/
BUILD BETTER REALITY — Bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds through reality capture technology that provides the digital foundation for the world you want to live in. We supply fast, reliable spatial data to service providers and enterprises seeking to capture photorealistic digital twins of the built environment. And our digital factory solutions enable greater organizational operability, productivity, agility, and profitability. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, and with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China, NavVis serves global customers across the surveying, AEC, and manufacturing industries.
CEO: Felix Reinshagen
Foundation: May 2013
■ Contact Information
IR Section, Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc.
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