Cohesive Group, the digital integrator business of Bentley Systems, announced that it has acquired Vetasi, a leading international consultancy specializing in enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions with a strong focus on IBM Maximo. Vetasi brings to Cohesive the largest IBM Maximo consultancy team across Europe, Africa, and ASEAN countries, with headquarters in the United Kingdom and operations based in Poland, Indonesia, South Africa, Spain, Ukraine, and Australia. In addition to EAM resources, Vetasi deepens the Cohesive team with additional strategic advisory capabilities and adds to the Cohesive services catalog Maximo cloud hosting capabilities, expertise in low-code development, and strong real estate and facilities management domain knowledge.
David Hollister, Bentley Systems’ chief investment officer, said, “The acquisition of Vetasi, with over 200 colleagues in EMEA and Asia Pacific, contributes substantially towards our objectives for Cohesive as an independent digital integrator, largely filling any remaining gaps to achieve comprehensive global self-sufficiency and economies of scale across the full lifecycle of infrastructure assets. Additionally, Vetasi significantly accelerates Cohesive’s learning curve in cloud hosting provisioning for Maximo. Cohesive’s growing success will show the way for engineering firms to create and curate digital twin data-centric cloud services for infrastructure owner-operators, increasing opportunities for Bentley’s market-leading iTwin Platform.”
Mark Bew, CEO of Cohesive, said, “Acquiring Vetasi enables Cohesive to consolidate its position as a global leader in digital engineering systems integration. This significantly scales out our global platform to build long-term, high-value partnerships with our clients. By advancing Maximo implementations to function within digital “infinity twins,” Cohesive can help to transform asset-owners’ businesses from an operational perspective while also improving their ESG performance. On behalf of Cohesive’s talent force of now over 700 colleagues everywhere, we warmly embrace the Vetasi team and look forward to the next step in our shared journey.”
Jarosław Łukasiewicz, CEO of Vetasi, who joins Cohesive along with other executive partners James Fair and Trevor Roberts, said, “We are delighted to join Cohesive and contribute to its mission of delivering transformational and sustainable outcomes through the built and natural environment. Becoming part of Cohesive enables us to expand our partnerships with our clients and build further upon Vetasi’s vision of delivering solutions that deliver real value.”