Improve your digital design process

For more than three decades, we have helped clients create, manage, and share digital information so you can design and implement your projects more efficiently

How can we help you?

Create, manage, and share your digital design

Our solutions simplify complicated design processes in the construction, engineering, and manufacturing industries.

We are one of the most respected resellers of Autodesk products in the world. Yet we are much more than an Autodesk vendor. We take Autodesk to the next level, creating fully robust BIM, Product Data Management, and Microsoft SharePoint based Engineering Collaboration solutions through our add-on product suites: Cadac Organice Suite, Cadac NXTdim Suite, Cadac TheModus Suite, and related applications.

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We translate your objectives into a structured and manageable process.

Jan Baggen Chief Executive Officer - Cadac Group Holding Jan Baggen
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We function in highly specialised business units

We understand our customers’ needs. Because we focus on solutions within six industries, our subject matter experts comprehend the intricacies unique to their industry:

That means with each of our solutions, we leverage our tried-and-true best practices to handle digital design information within your specific industry. This “insider knowledge” allows us to offer affordable, proven solutions – from the initial implementation to optimize your design process, to ongoing software maintenance, optimizations, and upgrades.

We bring 30 years of experience to your project

In 2016, Cadac Group celebrated 30 years in the business of creating, managing, and sharing digital design information. In that time, we have established thousands of solutions for companies to better manage their building projects.

Our engineers have years of experience developing industry-specific solutions. Because of our vast experience, we can customize the right solution for your organisation without the need to reinvent the wheel. We help you minimize failure risk – and cost! – to get the most out of your digital design.

Our experience translates into solutions – robust options for all our customers that doesn't cost a fortune.

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We focus on our customers’ needs

At Cadac Group, we pride ourselves on our overriding customer focus: every solution we develop stems from a customer need. We apply our extensive experience of implementing solutions for organisations across our core industries to create best-of-breed systems that maximize our clients’ project efficiency.

We currently provide services for large international clients, including:

  • Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
    Mourik Groot-Ammers, BAM Techniek, Dura Vermeer, BAM Utiliteitsbouw, Mombarg Beton, Louis Scheepers, and Van der Sluis Technische Bedrijven.
     
  • Manufacturing
    Damen Dredging Equipment, Hytrans Systems, Stork Food & Dairy Systems, Howden Thomassen Compressors, De Boer Structures, and Fontijne Grotnes.
     
  • Process, Power, and Marine
    Teck, Koniambo Nickel SAS, ABB, Visser & Smit Hanab, Vosta LMG, and Actemium.
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We cultivate strategic partnerships

Our dynamic strategic partnerships enhance the power of our solutions. Currently we partner with these important technology frontrunners:

  • Autodesk: Platinum Partner
    For more than 30 years, we have partnered with this American software leader in 3D design software for applications such as construction engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil infrastructure. Our Platinum Partner designation requires a consistent “9” or “10” on customer satisfaction – proving our commitment to excellent service. We are currently the only Platinum Partner of Autodesk in the Benelux region, one of only a handful Autodesk partners in Europe, and one of the twenty best Autodesk partners worldwide.
     
  • Microsoft: Gold Partner
    As a Microsoft Partner, we help you build on sound technical and business expertise. We have a specific Microsoft-based application that is very different from what our competitors can offer. Our Cadac Organice Suite, which is based on the Microsoft SharePoint platform, is one of the only out-of-the-box SharePoint solutions. With this suite, creating, managing, and sharing digital files for your complex project is more efficient than ever.
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We are strong and secure

The D&B rating of Dun & Bradstreet has long been recognised worldwide as the leading predictive indicator for evaluating business risks and obtaining a warning at an early stage in the event of possible liquidity problems. D&B rates us as a fiscally strong, solid, and solvent organisation.

D&B Risk Indicator = 1
Based on a 1-4 scale, our credit risk is low.

D&B rating = 2A
Less than 5% of comparable Dutch companies have a similar 2A financial strength.

D&B failure score = 83
This is considerably stronger than the industry average.

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Our key figures

An overview of our most important figures

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Your ideas and designs shape our environments

When designing our environment as a society, we seek optimal and efficient coordination on matters like the landscape, infrastructure, factories, buildings, and everything that is made in them. With the solutions of Cadac Group and our sister company NedGraphics, the creation, management, and sharing of the designs that shape our world is a simpler process. And more importantly, the workflow is better coordinated.

Your complex processes require excellent software

We believe in the Autodesk and Microsoft SharePoint products. We use these leading solutions together with more than 30 years of experience in your industry to optimize your design processes to produce better digital designs and even more efficient document management.

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More than 30 years of business

Cadac Group began as the CAD Advies Centrum (advisory centre) in 1986. Founder Jan Baggen was 20 at the time, and he was studying engineering at Zuyd Hogeschool (Zuyd University) in Heerlen.

In 1998, Baggen won the Manager of the Year award at the age of 32 (still the youngest winner ever). And rightly so, because under his leadership, the company grew to become an international organization with branches in Europe, the US, and Australia that has an annual turnover of approximately €30 million. Jan Baggen still lives near the headquarters in Heerlen, with his wife and three children.

NedGraphics, the market leader in digital geo-information in the Netherlands

In 2007, NedGraphics was taken over by the Cadac Group, making Cadac Group the largest provider of Autodesk digital design software in the Benelux region.

For the past 30 years, NedGraphics has been the market leader in digital geo-information, and the company helps many Dutch municipalities and other governmental authorities with the organization of our landscape. Many market players involved with rules and regulations also use the digital solutions of NedGraphics.

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Cadac solutions Cadac solutions

We develop software solutions to create, manage, and share design information. Together, in very close collaboration with our users.

Our product suites:

Cadac Organice Suite

Our Cadac Organice Suite makes it easier than ever to collaborate on multidisciplinary projects.

  • Time savings & standardization
  • Better exchange of data and documents within a project
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Cadac TheModus Suite

TheModus Suite offers perfect solutions for creating, documenting, reporting, and analysing BIM models.

  • Increase productivity
  • Save time on the repetitive tasks
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Cadac NXTdim Suite

Ensure time savings, increased productivity, and fewer errors in the drawing room with the Cadac NXTdim Suite. As an Autodesk Platinum Partner, we can use our in-house knowledge to optimize your engineering process by adding ideal tools to the best design software.

  • Increase productivity
  • Save time on the repetitive tasks
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Corporate IT Responsibility

For every activity, we focus on achieving a more efficient design process for your industry. This enables us to contribute to a faster and more efficient construction process that produces less waste and that demonstrates respect for social and environmental consequences. We view Corporate IT Responsibility as a process rather than an ultimate goal in itself. Above all, however, we view sustainable business practices as an integral part of our operations. We go even further than is legally required for our sustainable business practices. Within Corporate IT Responsibility, we focus on three pillars.

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We are cultivating three hectares of plantings at Kunderhorst, our country estate. This is enough to fully offset the CO2 emissions of our entire vehicle fleet.

Jan Baggen Chief Executive Officer - Cadac Group Holding Jan Baggen

Three pillars for a more sustainable policy

Sustainable solutions

Sustainable solutions

Sustainable business practices

Sustainable business practices

Socially involved

Socially involved

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Sustainable solutions

With our industry-solutions and Cadac Organice Suite, we have a considerable asset that enables design and construction processes to proceed more efficiently with reduced failure costs and less waste. 

That is not only economically advantageous, it is also more sustainable. Owing to these solutions, project stakeholders can physically meet less often and paper consumption is dramatically reduced.

Sustainable business practices

To help you fully develop as an employee at Cadac Group, we provide you with development plans and trainings.

As an organization, we work hard every day to make our ecological footprint even smaller, through initiatives such as those to reduce paper, gas, and energy consumption in our offices and cut back on distances travelled by our personnel. At the initiative of Cadac Group sister company Landgoed Kunderhorst BV transformed 20 hectares of land into estate and included 3 hectares of new greenery close to our head office in Heerlen. This is enough to fully offset the CO2 emissions of our entire vehicle fleet.

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Socially involved

It feels good to make a positive contribution to society. We do this by supporting local initiatives and charities such as War Child, WNF, Kika, and the Liliane Foundation. Our own initiatives, such as free training programmes and guest lectures for students, are also high on our agenda.

What's more, we organize BIM and Digital Prototyping events to raise awareness about how to reduce construction and failure costs and material waste.

Our organization

Officers

  • Jan Baggen

    Jan Baggen

    Chief Executive Officer

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  • Paul Smeets

    Paul Smeets

    Chief Technology Officer

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  • Astrid van de Sande

    Astrid van de Sande

    Chief Financial Officer

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  • John Limpens

    John Limpens

    Chief Procurement Officer

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Board

  • F.J.A.M. Pistorius RA

    F.J.A.M. Pistorius RA

    Chairman of the Board

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  • Drs. Th. M.A.J. Verhagen

    Drs. Th. M.A.J. Verhagen

    Member of the Board

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  • Daan A.J. Kersten

    Daan A.J. Kersten

    Member of the Board

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Directors

  • Ernst-Jan Huijbers

    Ernst-Jan Huijbers

    General Sales Director

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  • Jeroen Leeuw

    Jeroen Leeuw

    Sales Director

    Architecture, Engineering & Construction

  • Mischa van Brandwijk

    Mischa van Brandwijk

    Operations Director

    Manufacturing

  • Stijn Lockefeer

    Stijn Lockefeer

    Operations Director

    Architectuur, bouw en installatietechniek

  • Gert-Jan de Kieviet

    Gert-Jan de Kieviet

    Sales Director

    Cadac Group EMEA

  • Edwin Elmendorp

    Edwin Elmendorp

    President

    Cadac Group Americas

  • Bas Krikke

    Bas Krikke

    Managing Director

    Cadac Group APAC

  • Armand Pinkaarts

    Armand Pinkaarts

    Managing Director

    Cadac Group Professional Resources

  • Richard Goossens

    Richard Goossens

    Managing Director

    NedGraphics B.V.

  • Bert Assen

    Bert Assen

    E-Commerce Sales Director

    Cadac Store

Product Managers

  • Leon Campsteijn

    Leon Campsteijn

    Product Manager

    Manufacturing

  • Pim Saarloos

    Pim Saarloos

    Product Manager

    Manufacturing

  • Bjorn Ramaekers

    Bjorn Ramaekers

    Product Manager

    Architecture, Engineering & Construction

  • Olaf Stöter

    Olaf Stöter

    Product Manager

    Cadac Group ISV

Autodesk Platinum Partner

By choosing Autodesk software, you are choosing a top product. By choosing Cadac Group, you are choosing one of the first and - at present - the only Platinum Partner of Autodesk in the Benelux region, and one of the twenty best partners of Autodesk worldwide, of whom only about a dozen are in Europe. This partnership is based partly on how our customers rate us. We continuously monitor client satisfaction because your feedback ensures that we can continuously improve in order to serve you even better.

  • Advanced Construction

    We have been accredited by Autodesk for the Autodesk Advanced Construction Specialization. This means we can optimally support clients in the deployment of BIM processes and can offer the best solutions for construction and installation engineering.

  • Advanced MEP

    As the first Autodesk Platinum Partner in the Benelux, Cadac Group has been accredited by Autodesk for the Autodesk Advanced MEP Specialization.

  • Building

    As a Building Specialized Partner, we offer clients optimum support in designing and implementing their BIM workflow.

  • Civil Infrastructure

    As an Autodesk Civil Infrastructure Specialized Partner, we offer clients optimum support in the implementation of infrastructure engineering and BIM design processes.

  • Process & Power

    As an Autodesk Process & Power Specialized Partner, we offer our clients the best support in the implementation of plant design for design processes.

  • Product Design & Manufacturing

    As an Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Specialized Partner, we offer clients optimum support in the implementation of digital prototyping in design processes.

  • Product Life Cycle Management (PLM)

    As a Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) Specialized Autodesk Partner, we offer an affordable and easy to implement PLM solution.

  • Autodesk Authorized Training Center

    The certification of Training@Cadac as an Autodesk Authorized Training Center means Cadac Group provides Autodesk training courses of the highest quality.

  • Autodesk Authorized Developer

    Cadac Group is authorized to develop solutions based on Autodesk software.

  • Autodesk Authorized Certification Center

    Training@Cadac is an Autodesk Authorized Certification Center. As such, you can sit various Autodesk exams with us to obtain the official Autodesk certification.

Microsoft Gold Partner

With Cadac Group, you can build on sound technical and business expertise. It is with good reason that we are a Microsoft Partner with several gold and silver competencies.

  • Application & Development

    With the Microsoft Application and Development Gold competency, we demonstrate our expertise in developing and delivering innovative applications on the Microsoft platforms.

  • Collaboration & Content

    With the Microsoft Collaboration and Content Gold competency, Cadac demonstrates its ability to develop solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint. We offer implementation and support so that you can focus on managing your content more efficiently.

  • Learning

    As a Microsoft Partner for Learning Solutions, we distinguish ourselves from other training institutes. Cadac Group offers a wide range of Microsoft training programmes.

  • Cloud Accelerate

    This accreditation is a recognition of our expertise and experience in the field of cloud computing and implementing solutions based on cloud services from Microsoft. Cadac Group is one of the few Cloud Accelerate partners in the Netherlands.

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Take advantage of proven experience

You can rely on our 25 years of experience for the creation, management, and sharing of your digital design information. Our solutions link your design software to the technology for the management of the process and the sharing of documents.

 

 

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Our success is entirely thanks to all our clients who have put their trust in us and to the dedication and great efforts of our employees.

Jan Baggen Chief Executive Officer - Cadac Group Holding Jan Baggen

Other important events

  • Cadac Group Australia official Autodesk Partner.

  • Cadac Group Americas official Autodesk Partner.
  • Purchase of energy-efficient vehicle fleet.
  • Purchase of country estate of Kunderhorst.
  • Official opening of Cadac Campus in Vianen.
  • Acquisition of NPQ CAD Solutions.

  • Acquisition of NedGraphics.

  • Cadac (Cad Advies Centrum) established.

We aim for perfection

Better service thanks to your feedback
To continuously improve in all areas and obtain regular feedback from clients about our services and service provision, we have standardized and professionalized our client satisfaction surveys. The feedback gives us the opportunity to better understand what our customers feel is important, and to serve them even better.

Top quality
Autodesk also measures the level of client satisfaction worldwide at Autodesk Partners. As a result of the high level of appreciation expressed via these surveys, Cadac Group was the only Autodesk Partner in the Benelux region to be promoted to the rank of Autodesk Platinum Partner in May 2013. This means that we deliver top quality at the highest level.

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At Cadac Group, client satisfaction, quality, and service are top priorities. Every day, we strive to optimize our services and service provision, and where necessary modify them to the wishes of our clients.

Jan Baggen Chief Executive Officer - Cadac Group Holding Jan Baggen
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94% satisfaction with our service

As Autodesk Platinum Partner, we also aim for perfection. This strong focus on achieving a higher level of client satisfaction is therefore bearing fruit.

As a result of the Autodesk client satisfaction surveys that took place during May 2016 and August 2016, it became clear that 94% of the clients surveyed were satisfied with our service. 26% gave us scores of seven or eight out of ten in various areas, and 68% actually gave us nothing but nines and tens!

Excellent Altr Score

The Altr Score (Average Likelihood To Recommend) is a powerful indicator expressing clients' appreciation of our services. This score, on a scale from 0 to 10, indicates the extent to which clients recommend our products and services to others.

Cadac Group has set itself the goal of a minimum score of 8.5. On the basis of the surveys that took place between May 2016 and August 2016, a score of 8.7 was achieved. This is an achievement well above the average for the Benelux countries, northern Europe, and the EMEA region. In addition, the response rate was also exceptionally high compared with these regions. In other words, our clients have a greater willingness to assess us than is the case for other Autodesk partners in these regions.

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About Cadac Group

In your industry, you are constantly striving for greater efficiency, especially for the complex design processes in your field of expertise. In these cases, you want to rely on the market knowledge of industry experts. With us, you can benefit from more than 30 years of experience in creating, managing, and sharing your digital design information. Our solutions link your design software to the technology for the management of the process and the sharing of documents. This makes your design process faster and more efficient.

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