Brazil: Bentley Systems has acquired the business of Brazil-based Char*Pointer Tecnologia, including its topoGRAPH software for high-precision surveying, earthworks, and road and railway design. With this acquisition, Bentley extends its ability to address the tremendous opportunities in Brazil for creating the modern transportation system that this country’s rapidly expanding cities and industries demand. Last year, Brazil’s government announced measures to attract up to BRL 133 billion in private investment for road and rail projects – including upgrades for up to 10,000 kilometers of its rail network – and a BRL 54.2 billion public-private funding drive to modernize the country’s seaports.
Bentley COO Malcolm Walter said, “We are extremely impressed with the engineering talent, energy, and entrepreneurial zeal in Brazil, which the Char*Pointer team, led by Paulo Roncada, exemplifies. Our goal is to leverage Bentley’s 3D information modeling software and engineering collaboration solutions, along with our new colleagues’ expertise in surveying software and knowledge of local requirements, in addressing Brazil’s enormous need for a safer and more efficient transportation system to support its burgeoning economy.”