Arma Plus: 30 years of innovation for the reinforcing steel industry
The result of a long history between the Touya family and reinforcing steel, Arma Plus was founded in 1984 by Jean-Jacques Touya to provide the construction and reinforcing steel industry with a range of IT and software solutions.
Over the years, Arma Plus has become the market leader in the rebar industry thanks to its very strong R&D policy, a standard of excellence based on its software, and its extensive expertise.
Creation of the first computer solution for rebar detailing on PC.
First use of a local network (LAN/Novell) for workgroup production management.
First installation with bar code reading of labels for machine downloading, production monitoring and material traceability using real-time query technology.
Creation of the international version of the AS range including assembly management.
Adaptation of the AS range to run under Windows 95.
Creation of the SQL client-server version of WAS in Windows NT, with 20 factories connected in real time via a WAN for the first time.
Launch of welded mesh production.
Creation of the new A+E Business software.
WAS, the product management software for SMEs and SMIs, made compatible with the Citrix Metaframe environment, and release of the new A+ Etiq products.
Release of A+ GEF (Gabarit Electronique de Façonnage, Electronic Shaping Template), with distribution marking-out option.
The first downloads with the on-request dynamic optimization model bring greater flexibility to the workshop. The first factories operate in ASP mode.
5th generation of the Arma Plus rebar software: A+ Software.
Opening of the Dubai office (United Arab Emirates).
Introduction of A+ Rebar Client.
Revolutionary new patented equipment for pre-assembled steel: the PSE (Poste de Soudage Ergonomique) ergonomic welding station.
Introduction of the new Framework solution.
IT subcontracting process.
Extension of the mesh and Workflow functions. Modernization of the “industrial equipment” offers.
Industry solution to counter speculation concerning the raw material for steel.
Acquisition by NextStage of a stake in Arma Plus.
Just in Time production management solution: A+ LPM.
Digital scanning solution for rebar production drawings: Seven2one.
New production monitoring management.