Dowco acquires leading South American steel detailing and structural engineering firm.
Surrey, Canada: The Dowco group of companies ('Dowco') today annouced that it has acquired Acuña & Associados
S.A. The acquisition closed Thursday, August 18th, 2016.
Acuña is a leading Steel Detailing and Structural Engineering firm located in Santiago, Chile which serves
companies across the world.
The acquisition allows Dowco to expand its global steel detailing network while enhancing their best-in-class
technology platform. It will also increase Dowco’s global pool of resources for rapid deployment on large
scale project works and to help better serve both companies collective fabricator customers. The acquisition
of Acuña enables the Dowco Group to explore its full potential to capture more of the global steel detailing
Ewen Dobbie, CEO, Dowco, commenting on the acquisition, said, ‘It is Dowco’s ambition to become the
pre-eminent 3D modelling, steel detailing services company worldwide; to be the ‘go-to’, or industry
standard global provider of steel detailing services. Size, geographic location, operational cost,
reputation, and overall brand playing a key role supporting this mandate. The acquisition of Acuña is an
exciting step forward in our strategic plan to be the number one provider of steel detailing services
On this transaction, Dowco was represented by Madison Street Capital, Baker Mackenzie, and the John J. Casey
Personal Law Corporation.
ABOUT ACUÑA & ASOCIADOS S.A.
Acuña y Asociados S.A. is a large Steel Detailing and Structural Engineering firm located in Santiago, Chile
that provides detail engineering services to diverse design and structural fabrication companies in the
steel and reinforced concrete sectors. Their experience and professional competence are their most precious
assets which motivate staff to continuously improve client satisfaction serving their needs and expectations
with levels of the the highest quality. Utilizing a sophisticated technology platform, they are able provide
steel design, detailing and connection design services. Acuña is member of AISC (American Institute of Steel
Construction Inc.) and NISD (National Institute of Steel Detailing).
ABOUT DOWCO GROUP OF COMPANIES
Dowco is a leading globally integrated Steel Detailing, Pre-Construction and BIM (Building Information
Modeling) Services company. Size, global reach, adoption of leading edge technology, software, innovative
and collaborative work processes keep Dowco’s employees challenged and productive for the benefit of their
customers. Dowco’s professional service solutions are unrestricted by geographical boundaries serving
regional, national and international markets. During its forty-six years in business Dowco has looked for
innovative ways to elevate itself from its competition. Techniques in detail engineering have changed
dramatically over the past few decades. Dowco’s ability to recognize change and embrace new technologies
sets it apart from its competitors and has allowed Dowco to grow at an unprecedented rate in the industry.