About Plaxis

Plaxis is the name of our company and PLAXIS is our brand name.
Under the PLAXIS brand we supply a range of software tools, software support services, educational services (courses, seminars, workshops), custom software development and expert services (project support, mentoring); all targeted at the world of geotechnics, geo-engineering, geomechanics and civil engineering.
At Plaxis it is all about soil (ranging from soft soil to rock), software and knowledge transfer.

Our software is based on the finite element method and intended for 2-Dimensional and
3-Dimensional engineering, design and analysis of soil and rock deformation and stability, soil structure interaction and groundwater- and heat flow. PLAXIS software is applied in areas such as excavations, foundations, embankments, tunnels, mines, dredging, etc.

Our courses and seminars focus on knowledge transfer rather than on learning how to use PLAXIS software. Our workshops however focus on the use of PLAXIS software. With our Expert Services we help customers with complicated modelling issues and give expert advice.

Geotechnical applications require advanced constitutive models for the simulation of the non-linear and time-dependent behaviour of soils. In addition, since soil is multi-phase material, special procedures are required to deal with hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic pore pressures in the soil. Although the modelling of the soil itself is an important issue, many geotechnical engineering projects involve the modelling of structures and the interaction between the structures and the soil. PLAXIS software is equipped with special features to deal with the numerous aspects of complex geotechnical structures..

Detailed company profile


It is our mission to provide our customers with the best resources that will enable them to solve complex geotechnical modelling issues in an efficient way.

On one hand we do that by developing, supplying and supporting PLAXIS software, the world’s leading software tools for geotechnical engineering based on the finite element method.

On the other hand we share knowledge with customers and other partners through our knowledge transfer programs to educate and help them solve those complex issues.
A wide variety of courses, seminars, workshops, papers, reports, high-skilled technical support and expert services are at their disposal.


We believe that geotechnical engineering (geo-engineering) can be improved by using advanced calculation and simulation techniques based on the Finite Element Method.
We want to contribute to this improvement by bringing advanced scientific models and numerical methods within reach of the geotechnical engineering practice and offer the scientific world a set of software tools to enable model and theory verification.
This will be beneficial to our customers because they will be able to calculate, simulate and engineer more complex geotechnical constructions in a more efficient and accurate manner leading to lower risks and -cost.

To fulfil this role we need to stay ahead of future modelling requirements and therefore we spend considerable efforts in investigating promising scientific developments as well as interviewing members of the geotechnical engineering profession to discover their future needs.

Key-words at Plaxis are: robustness, user-friendliness and quality.

Our core values

Building technology together

We work together to create and provide great products, projects and services that are robust, user-friendly and of high quality.

Independent and responsible

We built on trust and employees’ individual sense of responsibility and encourage self-managing teams.

Getting things done well

We finish what we start and show pride, enthusiasm and dedication in what we do.

Accessible and supportive

We are here to help you and are supportive of each other’s efforts.

Eager to learn and to be challenged

We like to solve problems and are continuously in search of new knowledge.

65 Employees
24 Nationalities
18001 Plaxis users
28100 Installations

Our offices

Delft (Head Office)

Plaxis bv
Computerlaan 14
2628 XK Delft

Tel: +31 (0)15 2517 720
Fax: +31 (0)15 2573 107
Email: info@plaxis.com


No. 1 HarbourFront Place
#18-01 HarbourFront Tower One
098633 Singapore

Houston, TX

2500 Wilcrest Drive
Suite 300
Houston TX 77042

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