Improving control and efficiency in the construction and property management industry
Vitec Bygg & Fastighet is Sweden’s largest provider of business systems for the construction and property management industry. The customers are located in Sweden and are both private and municipal housing companies and commercial real estate companies, all large or medium-sized. Over 600 customers have chosen the system, which is comprehensive and adapted to the needs of the industry.
“We see that we have satisfied customers, they stay with us. We also welcome new customers so the number of users is growing. For our customers, the system mainly means better control and increased efficiency,” says Magnus Persson, CEO of Vitec Bygg & Fastighet.
For the tenant, the system provides contact with the landlord, the booking system in the laundry room, problem reporting – all components related to housing in a single solution.
“We’ve been working on digitalization since 1985. If our solutions can simplify the tenant experience, we also simplify the experience for our customer. We also provide exposure for our customers' available stock on a website for vacant homes across the country, boplatssverige.se. This makes it easier for everyone involved. We are with the end customer from the curious home seeker to the new tenant who is thinking about their electricity consumption,” says Magnus Persson.
Energy and sustainability are highly topical issues. Vitec Bygg & Fastighet’s systems play a major role in monitoring energy for real estate companies. By enabling customers to measure kilowatts, SEK and carbon emissions, they can take action and follow up on these parameters. This increases control and consumption can be optimized. Sustainability efforts at Vitec Bygg & Fastighet had an extra focus in 2022. A forum was initiated with several customers' key people in sustainability – to share experiences and best practices, which ultimately affects how the products are designed. Vitec Bygg & Fastighet is also in the middle of a project launched with support from Vinnova, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems.
“Together with two customers, we will explore what behavioral changes we can achieve to reduce tenant electricity consumption, through digitalization and by changing habits. The idea is to share the lessons learned with others. Throughout, we focus on the global goals. In addition, we have become involved with a non-profit project for children in a shanty town in Cape Town, South Africa. My colleagues and I are passionate about this project. With no intermediaries, we help sponsor education for primary school children,” says Magnus Persson.