Fexillon announces UK investment and expansion strategy following Microsoft collaboration
Fexillon is to make substantial investment in expansion across the United Kingdom and announces collaboration with Microsoft on deployment of Digital Twins and HoloLens technology.
Fexillon has today announced it is to make additional investments in the UK as part of its European growth strategy. The rapidly growing technology firm is planning to double its UK headcount to over 20 employees by 2023.
This expansion will ensure Fexillon is now well positioned to support mission critical building owner operators in the UK with regional and global footprints as the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry embarks on an accelerated digitisation journey and makes significant advancements over the next five to ten years.
In addition, Fexillon has also announced that it is collaborating with Microsoft in the assessment of a range of solutions including Digital Twins, HoloLens technology and Building Information Modelling (BIM) integration. The expansion of the relationship will see Fexillon utilise Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform to support interactive digital replicas of Microsoft’s built infrastructure, allowing for the real time management of assets and leading to greater operational efficiencies, while leveraging the security benefits of the Microsoft Cloud.
The announcements were made today (Thursday 19th May) at this year’s Digital Construction Week, the UK’s leading exhibition for innovation and technology in the built environment, where Fexillon is one of the main exhibitors. The company joined Microsoft and Enterprise Ireland for a panel discussion on the provision of digital infrastructure as well as digital twins, mixed reality, and sustainability.
Fexillon was founded 22 years ago by George Harold and Kieran Beggan. From its base in Dublin, the company’s ambition is to become Europe’s largest provider of digital asset management solutions having completed numerous projects for UK owner-operators in the higher education, healthcare, rail infrastructure, pharma, and high-tech Cloud sectors, resulting in a need to establish a base in Britain.
“Over 22 years we have built a strong reputation for quality and innovation,” said Fexillon co-CEO and co-Founder, Kieran Beggan. “Our solutions offer peace of mind for blue-chip firms in the public and private sector, providing a more streamlined approach to buildings and property management. These markets will accelerate at pace as the pandemic eases and remote management capability expands under Industry 4.0 and includes process automation, IOT and robotics.
“Our expansion into the UK will ensure Fexillon is well positioned to support mission critical building owners with regional and global footprints and can provide a secure environment for managing building information from planning and design stage, construction and handover to operations and maintenance for the building owner and operator.”
George Harold, co-CEO and co-founder said: “Fexillon is now poised to become a significant player in Europe with our new UK base and the expansion of our international team. Launching in the UK marks a strategic pivot in our future direction and ongoing development of the company, and we believe that the potential to unlock further opportunities in the UK and European markets are huge.”