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Dassault Systemes acquires design automation company SFE

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Dassault Systemes announces the acquisition of SFE GmbH, a leader in body conceptual engineering and performance evaluation and optimisation.

Dassault Systèmes is a world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions.

The addition of SFE’s technology to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform enhances Dassault Systèmes’ transportation and mobility industry solution experiences. The acquisition also expands its CATIA and SIMULIA applications, bringing to the market an innovative technology for seamless transitions, from early conceptual engineering and performance optimisation to detailed body design. 

According to Bernard Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes, the combined SFE and Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform capabilities will lead to complete coverage of the entire value chain for the transportation and mobility industry – integrating the full design process from quick modelling and post processing analysis to product performance simulation and shape optimisation. He also expects this capability to bring value to other industries. 
Detlef Helm, BMW Group commented that the SFE CONCEPT solution has been used for many years at BMW within the full vehicle development field for functional assessment, validation and generation of models for pre-concept development. Both SFE and Dassault Systemes are BMW partners.
Hans Zimmer, CEO and founder, SFE GmbH observes that SFE’s customers will receive significant value through Dassault Systèmes’ global support organisation and well-recognised commitment to research and development.
The transaction includes the purchase of SFE GmbH, its various products, SFE CONCEPT, as well as its acoustic and NVH simulation offerings, SFE AKUSMOD, SFE AKUSRAIL, and SFE MECOSA.

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