Addnode PLM division with TECHNIA, the #1 knowledge leaders in PLM, today announced that they have acquired Strategic Simulation & Analysis Limited (SSA), a UK simulation leader based in Charlbury. SSA's sister company, Simuleon a simulation leader based in Zaltbommel, Benelux is also part of the acquisition. SSA and Simuleon will become part of the PLM division of Addnode Group, covering the UK, Ireland, Nordics, Benelux and South Africa.

SSA and Simuleon and Addnode Group PLM division

Background

  • Customers of Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform are increasingly looking for more sophisticated simulation capabilities. The new combined team with 30 simulation experts will provide customers with access to world-leading expertise and experience.
  • SSA and Simuleon are very strong in Oil & Gas, Life Sciences and Materials Science complementing the existing strong simulation heritage in Automotive and Industrial Equipment.
  • Simulation is that fastest growing subsegment within PLM with a projected annual global growth of 12% (Source: CIMdata, 2018 PLM Market Analysis Report Series).
  • The Addnode PLM division, following the transaction, will have 620 employees in: Austria, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, Norway, UK, Ireland, India, South Africa and the USA. In addition, these countries will represent the combined revenues of €100 million (proforma 2017). The division will in early 2019 converge under one single brand.

Further extend our position as the knowledge leader

“SSA and Simuleon, two very successful simulation companies with specialist knowledge, will enable the Addnode PLM division to further extend its position as the knowledge leader, providing superior capabilities and service to our European and international customers. The combination of TECHNIA and SSA/Simuleon will form the clear #1 Dassault Systèmes Value Solution partner with the most extensive experience selling, implementing and supporting the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.” Says Jonas Gejer, President of Addnode PLM division.

This is great news and will accelerate our focus regarding Simulation as part of our recent business planning definition workshop for EuroNorth

“The growth in SSA and Simuleon over the last 10 years has been achieved by focussing the business on SIMULIA high-level simulation technologies and how these are applied and supported in customer scenarios. The application of this simulation technology on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform opens up exciting opportunities for our customers and joining the most experienced team in Europe will strengthen our ability to deliver even greater value to our customers and further growth with new clients.” Says Laurence Marks, founder and Director of SSA.

“By joining the #1 leaders in PLM, we will be able to address our current and future customer’s needs with unique 3DEXPERIENCE & high-end Simulation knowledge, and at the same time be of added value to the TECHNIA Benelux Customers on Simulation perspective”, says Dolf Broekaart, Managing Director of Simuleon.

“This is great news and will accelerate our focus regarding Simulation as part of our recent business planning definition workshop for EuroNorth” John KITCHINGMAN, Dassault Systèmes EURONORTH, Managing Director.

For more information:

Jonas Gejer, President Addnode PLM division & CEO of TECHNIA
Phone: +46 (0)733 77 24 14, e-mail: [email protected]

Darren Cairns, Director, PLM Business Area: UK, Ireland and South Africa
Phone: +44 (0)7788 436881, e-mail: [email protected]

About SSA

SSA helps customers across a wide range of industries through innovation in simulation and analysis applications. With an open mind and thinking differently, SSA has helped customers complete numerous complex simulations and analysis projects and welcomes the opportunity to start new conversations with clients. SSA invites customers to join its free workshops and experience the SSA way. For more information, please visit www.ssanalysis.co.uk.

About Simuleon

Simuleon is an official SIMULIA Solutions Partner in the Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg) for the Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA product range including Abaqus, 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, fe-safe, Isight, Tosca, SIMPACK and XFlow CFD software products. Alongside this the business provides associated training, support, consultancy services and implementation and is an official Certified Dassault Systèmes Education Partner, providing official high-level training to maximise the return on investment made in simulation software. For more information, please visit www.simuleon.com.

About TECHNIA

TECHNIA – the #1 knowledge company in PLM. By combining your strengths with our expertise in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) we can help you to turn your vision into value. Our solutions are used worldwide in industries such as Life Sciences, Automotive, Travel, Retail, Offshore, Telecom, Fashion, and Food & Beverage. We serve over 4,000 customers worldwide, including 43 that are listed on the Fortune 500. TECHNIA is a part of the Addnode Group, listed at the Nasdaq OMX Nordic List. For more information, please visit www.technia.com