Fexillon plans further UK investment as it eyes European expansion

Company says it will open two new bases and increase staff by the end of 2022

Building technology company Fexillon is planning additional UK investments as part of its wider growth strategy for Europe, establishing bases in London and Birmingham before the end of the year.

The company, which provides digital asset management solutions for infrastructure and real estate, said it would double its headcount in the UK to more than 20 by the end of 2022. Fexillon employs more than 20 people in Dublin and 10 in the Nordics region.

Fexillon helps blue-chip firms in the public and private sectors adopt a streamlined approach to buildings and property management, through software and value-added services that manage building information through the planning and design stage to construction, handover and maintenance. The platform facilitates data-led decisions in real time.

The investment into the UK is part of the company’s ambition to become Europe’s largest provider of digital asset management solutions as the architecture, engineering and construction industry becomes increasingly digitised.

"Fexillon is now poised to become a significant player in Europe with our new UK base and the expansion of our international team. Launching in the UK marks a strategic pivot in our future direction and ongoing development of the company, and we believe that the potential to unlock further opportunities in the UK and European markets are huge," said George Harold, co-chief executive and co-founder.

Founded by Mr Harold and Kieran Beggan 22 years ago, Fexillon is based in Dublin. It has already completed numerous projects for UK owner-operators in the higher education, healthcare, rail infrastructure, pharma, and high-tech cloud sectors. Among its customers are Balfour Beatty, Bank of Ireland, the University of Strathclyde, Manchester Metropolitan University, and multinational technology companies.

Fexillon is also collaborating with Microsoft, in the assessment of a range of solutions, including digital twins, HoloLens technology and building information modelling (BIM) integration.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist