04 April 2012

Powertrain Systems Simulation: LMS International and Hofer Powertrain Teaming Up

Leuven, Belgium, 4 April 2012 – LMS International, the leading partner in test and mechatronic system simulation, is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with hofer, the well-known German powertrain system, component and service provider.

After several years of cooperation, LMS and hofer are consolidating a long-term relationship through wider deployment of the best-in-class LMS Imagine.Lab simulation tool – expected to further contribute to improved quality and time to market of hofer’s products and services. Thanks to the partnership, LMS will also benefit by further optimizing its Powertrain systems simulation solution through regular feedback from the undisputed technological expertise of hofer’s engineers.

With this agreement LMS clearly expresses its goal to further increase the quality of its support to existing and new clients, while hofer powertrain demonstrates its commitment to LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim in supporting its development and engineering activities.

“hofer’s independent and cutting-edge perspective provides valuable input for LMS. We recognize hofer as a highly qualified partner in the powertrain domain. We are proud to collaborate and share our knowledge in system simulation and we are eager to receive their expert feedback”, states Nicolas Orand, Director of LMS Imagine.Lab products.

“By using LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim during the last 6 years, hofer was able to improve the development of powertrains significantly, especially for intelligent transmissions, hybrid and e-mobility projects. The capability to predict the dynamic behavior of complicated systems in different conditions results in a much higher product quality and customer satisfaction in our engineering projects. The outstanding performance and support as well as the quick feedback to customer requests made LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim our preferred system simulation tool for powertrain systems simulation. We are very pleased to get the chance to influence the development of the tool even more in the future”, states Thomas Hackl, Business Unit Manager for System Simulation and System Analysis at hofer powertrain.

About LMS, A Siemens Business

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.

About Siemens PLM Software

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.

Note: LMS Virtual.Lab, LMS Imagine.Lab and SAMCEF are registered trademarks of LMS International or any of its affiliates. Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

This press release was published by LMS International prior to Siemens PLM Software acquiring the company on January 3, 2013.


Peter De Clerck
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