Trek Bikes

United States Brand: CATIA, SIMULIA
Industry: Consumer Goods & Retail
Sub Industry: Home and Garden

Bicycle manufacturers race to out-do each other by being first across the finish line with cool-looking designs that offer new features to consumers. In the world of competitive, high-performance cycling, Trek Bikes has been synonymous with innovation since 1989, when the company unveiled its first molded carbon fiber frame.

The Challenge

To remain the leader in the highly competitive bike industry, Trek Bikes needs to get unique frame designs of superior durability and quality to market in less time than ever before.

Dassault Systèmes Response

Trek Bikes uses CATIA for virtual composites design and FEA (finite element analysis) from SIMULIA for virtual testing, plus CAA Partner Simulayt’s solution for virtual composites lay-up simulation.


With CATIA and SIMULIA from Dassault Systèmes, Trek Bikes has reduced its composites process time by 80%. It gets the design right the first time, eliminates waste materials, cuts costs and gives designers more time for market-leading innovation.