ABB teams up with Dassault Systèmes to develop software solutions for digital industries

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ABB and Dassault Systèmes have entered into new global partnership to offer customers in digital industries a wide range of software solutions spanning from product life cycle management to asset health solutions.

The partnership will combine the strengths of ABB Ability digital solutions and Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, providing customers an end-to-end offering of advanced open digital solutions, while increasing flexibility, speed and productivity of their products’ lifecycles, manufacturing and operations.

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer said the company has already adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to model and simulate its solutions before delivering them to its customers.

“This game-changing partnership will serve our customers to lead in innovation and growth, fundamentally transforming their entire value chain to tap the vast opportunities of industrial digitalization,” Mr Spiesshofer stated.

“Together, we are offering an open, end-to-end digital portfolio – from digital twin to asset health – that gives our customers a competitive edge, building on our combined offering, domain expertise and global reach,” Mr Spiesshofer continued.

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“ABB is adding Dassault Systèmes to its strong partner network for industrial digitalization, including Microsoft, HPE and IBM. We look very much forward to working with the entire global Dassault Systèmes team to drive innovation and customer value.”

Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes said the companies will, in a staged approach, focus on factory automation and robotics, process industry automation, as well as electrification solutions for smart buildings.

“The Industry of the 21st century is no longer determined simply by the ability to manufacture goods. Today’s leaders will be determined by superior mastery of technical know-how. This is the new competitive differentiator and it’s happening now due to a convergence of digital technologies that are transforming every aspect of industrial business,” Mr Charlès added.

“In this industry renaissance, a platform approach enables the real and virtual worlds to inform and reinforce one another. Our partnership with ABB will draw from decades of combined expertise to help customers make the most of this powerful and dynamic trend.”

The first joint solutions will be showcased at the upcoming industrial Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany, April 1-5, 2019.

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