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Arma Plus: 30 years of innovation for the reinforcing steel industry

Arma Plus, Software Solutions 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.

 

 

History

1984 
Creation of the first computer solution for rebar detailing on PC.

 

1985  
First use of a local network (LAN/Novell) for workgroup production management.

 

1988  
First installation with bar code reading of labels for machine downloading, production monitoring and material traceability using real-time query technology.

 

1992  
Creation of the international version of the AS range including assembly management.

 

1995
Adaptation of the AS range to run under Windows 95.

 

1998   
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.

 

1999  
Launch of welded mesh production.

 

2000  
Creation of the new A+E Business software.

 

2001  
WAS, the product management software for SMEs and SMIs, made compatible with the Citrix Metaframe environment, and release of the new A+ Etiq products.

 

2002  
Release of A+ GEF (Gabarit Electronique de Façonnage, Electronic Shaping Template), with distribution marking-out option.

 

2003  
The first downloads with the on-request dynamic optimization model bring greater flexibility to the workshop. The first factories operate in ASP mode.

 

2004   
5th generation of the Arma Plus rebar software: A+ Software.

 

2005   
Opening of the Dubai office (United Arab Emirates).
Introduction of A+ Rebar Client.

 

2006 
Revolutionary new patented equipment for pre-assembled steel: the PSE (Poste de Soudage Ergonomique) ergonomic welding station.

 

2007
Introduction of the new Framework solution.

 

2008
IT subcontracting process.

 

2009 
Extension of the mesh and Workflow functions. Modernization of the “industrial equipment” offers.

 

2010
Industry solution to counter speculation concerning the raw material for steel.

 

2011
Acquisition by NextStage of a stake in Arma Plus.

 

2012 
Just in Time production management solution: A+ LPM.

 

2013   
Digital scanning solution for rebar production drawings: Seven2one.

 

2014
New website.
New production monitoring management.

Exchange between Jobsite and the factory through a new Online portal 

 

2015   
New packaged offer for Reinforcement Manufacturers, General contractor and Precaster. 

 

2016   
6th generation of Arma Plus’s rebar software : A+R2

BIM compatibility

 

2017   
Rebar on jobsite Geo-tracking and containers management.