Leuven, Belgium, 16 July 2010 – LMS International announced today that it has acquired 100% of Emmeskay. Emmeskay is recognized as a world-class, global provider of advanced simulation technology solutions for model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Emmeskay has offices in Plymouth, Michigan (USA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India) and Nagoya, Aichi (Japan). This acquisition is an important milestone for LMS. It complements LMS’ world-class solutions for intelligent multi-physics systems simulation with new applications and services for model-driven product development, strengthening LMS’ position as a world-leading engineering innovator with a unique portfolio of test and simulation software and related engineering services.
“We are very excited about this strategic acquisition. Emmeskay’s state-of-the-art plant modeling and controls development technology and its extensive experience supporting model-based systems engineering development truly complements our unique portfolio. Today, we can offer a complete set of applications to model, simulate and test real-life behavior of mechanical and mechatronics systems,” commented Dr. Urbain Vandeurzen, Chairman and CEO of LMS.
Craig A. Brown, GM PLM Strategy Co-Chairman added, “Model-based systems engineering or MBSE is core to our strategy to further step up our Road-to-Lab-to-Math processes within GM. We are working with LMS for many years to advance our capabilities in powertrain virtual engineering and expanding into vehicle energy management. We have worked with Emmeskay on advanced controls engineering, including fuel cell systems development. We see the complementary fit between both companies. The acquisition of Emmeskay by LMS puts LMS in a strong position to further expand its MBSE products and services portfolio.”
Dr. Swaminathan Gopalswamy, President & CEO Emmeskay Inc., said, “We were looking for a strategic partner to accelerate and broaden our strong existing relationship with our international customers like Toyota, General Motors, Denso and others. Our extensive experience across engineering domains, modeling approaches, tools and advanced analysis methods will enable LMS to deliver world-wide high-quality technical solutions to challenging, multi-disciplinary problems. By leveraging our mutual domain expertise, practical modeling experience, and a structured requirements-driven modeling process, I think we can safely say that LMS International is the strategic partner we were looking for,” Dr. Gopalswamy will be spearheading the MBSE efforts at LMS as Vice President, Business Development MBSE.
“The Emmeskay acquisition will complement LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim, our market-leading platform for physics-based simulation, with a collaborative systems engineering platform. This platform includes a new solution for system data management, LMS Imagine.Lab SysDM, designed for managing system engineering data and models from LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim, Modelica and Simulink®. LMS Imagine.Lab SysDM provides a collaborative backbone for mechatronic systems engineering, supporting physics-based system simulation and model-based controls engineering,” said Dr. Jan Leuridan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Dr. Sebastien Kanne, Manager Diesel Systems Entwicklung, Bosch concluded, “LMS Imagine.Lab SysDM is a cornerstone to further increase the effectiveness of simulation and enhance collaboration in our diesel systems development. It also facilitates simulation model re-use for system engineering across multiple development projects.”
LMS is a leading provider of test and mechatronic simulation software and engineering services in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. As a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, LMS provides a unique portfolio of products and services for manufacturing companies to manage the complexities of tomorrow’s product development by incorporating model-based mechatronic simulation and advanced testing in the product development process. LMS tunes into mission-critical engineering attributes, ranging from system dynamics, structural integrity and sound quality to durability, safety and power consumption. With multi-domain and mechatronic simulation solutions, LMS addresses the complex engineering challenges associated with intelligent system design and model-based systems engineering. Thanks to its technology and more than 1250 dedicated people, LMS has become the partner of choice of more than 5000 manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS operates in more than 30 key locations around the world.
Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.
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This press release was published by LMS International prior to Siemens PLM Software acquiring the company on January 3, 2013.