Dassault Systèmes Acquires SIMPACK
VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, FRANCE —
a 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions company, announced the acquisition of SIMPACK, a multi-body simulation technologies and solutions company. With the acquisition of SIMPACK, based near Munich, Germany,
mes is expanding its SIMULIA realistic multiphysics simulation technology portfolio to include multi-body mechatronic systems, from virtual concept validation to the real-time experience. SIMPACK has more than 130 customers in the energy, automotive, and rail industries, including Alstom, Bombardier, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, MAN, and Vestas. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.
“Today’s acquisition of SIMPACK, part of a larger, ongoing strategy to continually expand the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, enables a complete virtual and real product experience, like never before” said Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “Consumers expect automobiles, aircraft, and nearly all products to continually get smarter, safer, faster, quieter, and more efficient. This means companies need to do more than engineer everything coming together – such as controls, movement, bending, and noise. They need to experience their product as they create it.”
With SIMPACK technologies enhancing the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, Dassault Systèmes will provide the leading integrated solution for end-to-end development of advanced systems,
combining realistic multi-physics simulation, accurate real-time simulation of mechatronic assemblies, and control of smart systems.
Dassault Systèmes entered into a definitive acquisition agreement with SIMPACK whereby Dassault Systèmes acquired the company in an all-cash transaction. This transaction was completed on July 10, 2014.