KarelCAD  and Team Blue22, now known as KarelCAD Limited, have merged together to bring a common vision of a modern service-oriented infrastructure and civil design solutions to further increase the value proposition to New Zealand clients.

Team Blue22’s existing Directors will retain ownership of the company and take up managing shares and directorships of KarelCAD New Zealand to ensure the best software design solutions are offered to their clients.
As a result of the merger, KarelCAD Australia now has a greater presence and ability to stabilise its structure in international markets where existing clients have New Zealand offices.
The merger combines more than 40 years pooled Autodesk and industry experience within the existing Team Blue22 staff, Shane Beaman, Robert Gadbaw, and Scott Ferguson. This includes KareCAD’s team of more than 100 professionals with 25 years of working experience in Autodesk design solutions across the Asia Pacific Region in all areas of the design marketplace including Infrastructure Design, Civil Engineering, GIS, Architecture, Structural Engineering and Manufacturing.

As well as being excited about the merger, Team Blue22 believes that it will provide the New Zealand market with client advantages of increased access to quality training, customer service and product support. Also, KarelCAD welcomes the opportunity to share its success with New Zealand clients and expand its global footprint and product range in the New Zealand market.

Shane Beaman (New Zealand) explained. “Robert, Scott and I are extremely excited about this merger and we look forward to working with the extended KarelCAD team in Australia. The merger not only instantly grows our sales and technical resources, but also allows us to offer our clients a far broader range of software design solutions with an even better and stronger technical support infrastructure. We believe this is a win-win for everyone involved and ensures our clients continue to receive the high level technical support that has been a significant part of our success and growth over the last 3+ years and the reason why so many clients have now moved their Autodesk business to Team Blue22. We will now not only offer AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D and AutoCAD Map 3D design solutions, but also Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Revit Structure, Autodesk Revit MEP products whilst utilising our existing Team Blue22 experience and 25 years of KarelCAD experience in training, subscription, support and hardware solutions.”

The merger’s completion represents a significant step for KarelCAD in its strategy to accelerate business growth. Paul Laycock Chairman and Director KarelCAD Group of Companies anticipates significant opportunities for growth, as well as greater coverage in several key industries.

Paul Laycock Chairman and Director KarelCAD Group of Companies commented, "Today, we significantly increase the depth and breadth of our sales coverage in the New Zealand market by welcoming the highly-trained sales and technical people from Team Blue22 - individuals who know the marketplace, products, and who already have existing client relationships.”

“We are now focused on delivering on the promise of this merger, quickly seizing the attractive opportunities this transaction has created for the newly formed entity of KarelCAD New Zealand,” he concluded.

As a result of the expansion into New Zealand, KarelCAD is a stronger, more broadly based company than ever before; with increased capacity to reach new customers and the ability to provide clients enhanced products and services.

For further information about Team Blue22 and KarelCAD New Zealand visit is available from KarelCAD.