Tata Steel and BIMobject® sign development agreement

Emma Möllerberg - 2016-10-20

BIMobject AB (BIMobject) and Tata Steel UK Ltd (Tata Steel) today announce that they have signed a development agreement.

Tata Steel is one of the leading construction product manufacturers in the UK. The agreement enables the two companies to work together in developing new tools for the advancement of data delivery for Building Information Modelling (BIM). The technology will allow data to be applied to products across the virtual construction world, providing greater flexibility to designers and enabling data to be used for a multitude of purposes within the built environment.

Tata Steel use IBM solutions for its PIM (Product Information Management) system, which in combination with the BIMobject Cloud Platform which uses IBM Softlayer (including IBM Bluemix) creates exciting opportunities to improve data integrity. These capabilities significantly strengthen the single source of truth between PIM and BIM, by streamlining data access and information flows between the two data sets.

With the UK Government – and other governments worldwide – now requiring BIM for centrally funded projects, the need for accurate and relevant data to be provided by building product manufacturers is becoming paramount. This partnership will help lead the way for innovation in data delivery and encourage other manufacturers to invest in supporting the digital transformation in the Construction Industry.

“As BIM moves into an increasingly data rich environment it becomes even more important for building product manufacturers to make sure that they are providing accurate data and with the flexibility to adjust this as industry needs change. BIMobject Open Property Cloud (BOPC) already offer architects, designers, and manufacturers great flexibility in the management and provision of object data”, says Stefan Larsson, Founder and CEO of BIMobject.

“The vision at Tata Steel, to better service their customers and to integrate existing Product Information Systems with BIM, strongly aligns with the BIMobject vision and we are delighted to be partnering with them in the development and deployment of these new advanced technologies”, says Alex Small, BIM manager at Tata Steel.

Alex Small continues:
“With the UK Government, and many private companies, now asking for BIM level 2, Tata Steel need to ensure that they are able to deliver not just high quality products, but the data, technology and services that are required to accompany them.

The move towards BIM level 3, functional building efficiency and the ‘Internet of Things’ will all require new ways for Tata Steel to work with our customers and supply chain. There is no doubt that the company will need to work ever more closely with specifiers in the future and will therefore need to have digital tools that enable product information to be available to them in the formats they require.

BIMobject® is leading the way in delivering product data and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver these necessary tools.”

Tata Steel’s BIM objects
Tata Steel now have all of their UK construction products available to download via Alternatively you can follow the links from its product pages at

For more information, please contact:
Stefan Larsson, CEO
Phone: +46 40- 685 29 00


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