By Anthony Capkun
February 21, 2018 – Hilti Group has entered into a strategic partnership with mobile field management platform Fieldwire, making an undisclosed investment into the latter and joining its board.
“This partnership is yet another sign of the increasing role of digital technology in the construction industry, and we are excited to lead the charge into the future with Hilti,” said Yves Frinault, Fieldwire’s co-founder and CEO.
Fieldwire is a field management platform that connects workers in the field with their counterparts in the office, promising efficient task management and real-time collaboration.
According to the partners, the typical construction worker spends only 30% of their time on actual construction work, with the remainder spent on coordination and communication. Fieldwire’s software aims to give back time to those in the field by enabling them to capture, organize and access information such as up-to-date drawings and files using a mobile device, both online and off.
The partnership with Hilti will combine Fieldwire’s digital offering with the tools used on the construction site, such as Hilti’s line of range meters, making them more easily accessible and “adding additional value for the user”.
“Fieldwire’s approach to jobsite productivity stands out in the construction tech scene and aligns very well with Hilti’s mission,” said Joerg Kampmeyer of Hilti.