Dassault Systèmes expands SIMULIA with the acquisition of SIMPACK


Dassault Systèmes, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has announced that it has acquired SIMPACK, the leading multi-body simulation software.

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Dassault Systèmes logo
Image credit: Dassault Systèmes / Facebook page

According to the press release, Dassault Systèmes has entered into a definitive acquisition agreement with SIMPACK, acquiring the company in an all-cash transaction completed on 10 July 2014.

Without disclosing the amount of the transaction, Dassault Systèmes announced that it is expanding its SIMULIA realistic multiphysics simulation technology portfolio to include multi-body mechatronic systems, from virtual concept validation to the real-time experience.

“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.”

SIMPACK – the world leading multi-body simulation software tool for simulating commercial road and railway vehicles, engine simulation, HIL/SIL applications, wind turbine design and certification, and land machinery – has over 130 customers in the energy, automotive, and rail industries, including Alstom, Bombardier, BMW, Daimler, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, MAN, and Vestas.

SIMPACK is highly versatile and comes with excellent connectivity to various CAD, control, hydraulic, and FE software which enables it to be easily integrated into any manufacturer’s already established development processes.

SIMPACK also enables engineers to generate and solve virtual 3D models in order to predict and visualise motion, coupling forces and stresses.

“SIMPACK is gaining market share today and it will be strengthened by its technological, commercial and operational synergies with Dassault Systèmes. SIMPACK has always provided product designers and consumers with a physical experience of a new product long before it comes into production. We have similar technology-driven cultures and a shared long-term commitment to scientific excellence,” said Alex Eichberger, Founder and CEO, SIMPACK.

“We will join forces and technologies to provide superior virtual and physical experiences, expanding industry solution experiences for transportation & mobility, aerospace & defence, and other industries.”