Paris, France and Providence, R.I., USA, August 11, 2009 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that Dana Holding Corporation, a global vehicular supplier, has selected SIMULIA SLM as its simulation lifecycle management solution to enhance product development decision-making processes and support key business objectives.
Dana and SIMULIA have signed a collaboration agreement that will enable Dana to use SIMULIA SLM software to capture and better leverage product-performance knowledge and engineering expertise created during the design simulation process. Working with SIMULIA, Dana will also help define future technology requirements for the effective management of simulation applications, data, and methods as they relate to the automotive industry.
“Product development is becoming more complex. It involves not just system simulation requirements, but also the need to manage and share huge amounts of engineering information that is housed throughout the world,” stated Frank Popielas, manager of Advanced Engineering for Dana’s Sealing Products Group. “SIMULIA SLM will provide us with consistency, accuracy and faster turnaround time through easier, coordinated information access. Not only is SIMULIA a proven leader in the CAE market, they have a deep understanding of our engineering processes and workflows and share our vision for leveraging simulation knowledge as a valuable business asset.”
SIMULIA SLM is based on Dassault Systèmes’ V6 platform, the online collaborative environment for PLM 2.0, and enables the use of simulation throughout the product lifecycle, improving efficiencies in the simulation community, and capturing simulation expertise in consistently repeatable standard processes.
“Dana is a leading innovator in applying CAE within their development process,” stated Scott Berkey, CEO, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “Our solution will help them achieve their goals of leveraging simulation to accelerate decision making, enhance global collaboration, and secure their intellectual property. This agreement demonstrates that our robust SLM solution is gaining significant industry momentum.”
Dana is a world leader in the supply of axles; driveshafts; and structural, sealing, and thermal-management products; as well as genuine service parts. The company's customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets. Based in Toledo, Ohio, the company employs approximately 24,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2008 sales of $8.1 billion. For more information, please visit: www.dana.com.
SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and lifecycle management solutions for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property. By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA, with R&D centers in Providence and in Suresnes, France, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of over 30 regional offices and distributors. www.simulia.com