From hardware manufacturer in the '70s to the world's leading provider of enterprise engineering software to the Process, Power & Marine industries

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Intergraph Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) helps the world work smarter. Our company’s software and solutions improve the lives of people through better facilities and more reliable operations.

Intergraph PP&M is the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph engineering solutions increase productivity and accelerate projects by providing the full design, construction, materials, and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large-scale process, power, marine and offshore projects.

Intergraph is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity improvements across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

The company's global headquarters in Madison, Alabama – which officially opened on October 20, 2014 – is a five-story, 250,000-square-foot building featuring office space for 1,100 Intergraph employees. The headquarters building also includes a state-of-the-art data center, conference space, an expansive food service area and lakeside terraces.

Intergraph has a unique history spanning more than 45 years.

Founded in 1969 as M&S Computing, Inc., the company became a turnkey graphics company, providing "intelligent" graphics software running on their own enhanced terminals connected to host computers. It developed the first interactive CAD product, Interactive Graphics Design Software (IGDS), which quickly became an industry benchmark.

After becoming a publicly traded company in 1981, Intergraph stock split twice. Revenue grew 700 percent, the number of employees grew by 500 percent and square footage increased 500 percent. By the end of the decade, Intergraph became the world's largest vendor of computer graphics systems, and was consistently ranked No. 1 in Daratech's customer satisfaction surveys. Intergraph topped its goal of $1 billion in revenue and joined the Fortune 500 in 1990.

Intergraph exited the hardware business and restructured its worldwide operations around vertically focused divisions in 2000. In 2003, Intergraph introduced its leading-edge, data-centric plant modeling software solution, SmartPlant® 3D (now Intergraph Smart™ 3D). The technology is widely implemented among some of the world’s top engineering, procurement, and construction firms and owner operators.

Houston-based COADE® Holdings Inc., provider of CAESAR II®, PV Elite® and TANK™ products, the industry’s most widely used software for pipe stress, pressure vessel and storage tank analysis, as well as its popular CADWorx® plant design suite, became part of Intergraph in 2010. The acquisition was Intergraph's largest in the process, power and marine market.

Intergraph was acquired by Hexagon in 2010, with Ola Rollén assuming the role of CEO of Intergraph following the acquisition. In accordance with the Hexagon model for successful integration into the Hexagon Group, Intergraph Process, Power & Marine continued to operate under the leadership of President Gerhard Sallinger.

In 2011, Hexagon acquired Sisgraph, a software and services provider and Intergraph’s longtime distributor in Brazil, a major supplier for oil and gas, and minerals. Through the acquisition, Intergraph PP&M gained a dedicated team with a wealth of industry experience.

Intergraph PP&M announced the creation of Greater China, its fourth world industry region, in 2012. Greater China includes China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and was created because of its size, success and strategic business potential. As a separate operating region, Greater China gained additional focus and investment, plus a strong local executive leadership for faster response to the China market, as well as more resources for further growth. Intergraph also began offering more customized industry solutions to Greater China customers.

On Oct. 16, 2012, Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén and Intergraph Executive Vice President of Human Resources and project lead Ed Porter, along with other Intergraph executives, participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to commence construction on the new Intergraph headquarters facility.

In 2014, Intergraph announced the acquisition of GT STRUDL®, a leading computer-aided structural engineering (CAE) software system, from the Georgia Tech Research Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia. GT STRUDL is widely used by major companies in the design, maintenance and upgrading of safety-critical structures such as turbine buildings, boiler buildings, equipment support structures, pipe support systems and other related civil engineering structures. The acquisition of GT STRUDL strengthened Intergraph’s existing suite of engineering analysis solutions for the power, process and offshore industries.

In March 2015, Intergraph PP&M announced it had purchased OhmTech A/S of Stavanger, Norway, a provider of pressure vessel design software. The acquisition push continued in May when Blue Iron Systems, Inc., and its flagship radio-frequency identification (RFID) and bar code product, IronScan, became part of PP&M.

Intergraph PP&M in October 2015 finalized the purchase EcoSys Management LLC, a company that will broaden its leadership position as a Project Enterprise solution provider by adding project controls to the company's existing portfolio.

The most recent acquisition was in June 2016 when NESTIX Oy of Oulu, Finland, a leading software supplier of data-centric production management solutions that allow connections to pipe, plate, profile cutting and panel welding machines, became part of Intergraph PP&M and Hexagon. This strategic acquisition solidifies the integration of NESTIX and provides Intergraph clients with a long-term solution for managing and nesting parts for fabrication and welding assembly.