Sep 09 2014

Dassault Systèmes Completes Quintiq Acquisition

Extending 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Global Business Operations Planning

VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France — September 9, 2014 —Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Quintiq, a leading provider of on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and Operations Planning & Optimization software for approximately €250 million. With 800 employees, Quintiq, whose offerings include production, logistics and workforce planning applications, is rated as a leader in the market by top industry analysts and its solutions are used today by 250 customers, at 1,000 sites, in more than 90 countries.

Quintiq solutions are used to plan and schedule the most complex production supply chains at such manufacturers as Novelis, ASML, Lafarge, AkzoNobel, and ArcelorMittal. They also plan and optimize some of the most complex logistics operations, including DHL, Walmart, DB Schenker and TNT. Quintiq is enabling full operations planning at Brussels Airport, KLM, Canadian National and the Federal Aviation Administration. Quintiq is differentiated by leading optimization technology; a platform approach to covering long-term strategic to day-of-operational planning; and capabilities which go beyond supply chain to encompass full operations planning and optimization.  
"Lafarge recently selected Quintiq to provide sales and operations planning as well as transport optimization in our 64 countries of operations. Quintiq's capability extends beyond what traditional resource planning software provides and gives us opportunities to improve our top and bottom lines. We are pleased to see the joining of Quintiq and Dassault Systèmes, the two firms are known for innovation and we expect that together they will bring great value to their customers." said Rachid Benyakhlef, Supply Chain Senior Vice-President at Lafarge, a world leader in building materials.
"NSG Pilkington recently selected Quintiq for operations planning and optimization. Dassault Systèmes is a visionary company with world-class technology and deep expertise in the auto market. Together Quintiq and Dassault Systèmes will be a business operations planning leader that can help companies like ours transform results and customer experience."
said Phil Millichap, CEO of NSG Pilkington Automotive OE, a global glass leader.
Quintiq will expand Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, adding the new product line of Operations Planning and Optimization to the existing ones of Digital Manufacturing and Manufacturing Operations Management. Quintiq provides new reach into industries such as metals, mining, oil & gas, rail, delivery and freight.