Dassault Systèmes Completes Apriso Acquisition


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Extending 3DEXPERIENCE to Global Manufacturing Operations Management Market and Expanding Addressable Market Opportunity

Vélizy-Villacoublay, France — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Apriso, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions, headquartered in Long Beach, California. Apriso will be integrated with and expand Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA application portfolio and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s virtual+reality capabilities closing the loop between design, engineering, manufacturing and consumer experience. The purchase price was approximately $205 million (enterprise value) in cash.

Apriso’s solutions synchronize global manufacturing networks, offering real-time visibility and control over the business processes performed by plants and suppliers. These solutions establish a common set of operational standards that can be managed holistically, on a global basis, while continuously improving and meeting local market and customer needs.

Together, Apriso enriches the global manufacturing operations management capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and expands Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE footprint across multiple industries, such as consumer goods, packaged goods, high tech, life sciences, transportation & mobility, aerospace & defense and industrial equipment. The Apriso solutions are currently used by a variety of customers, including Alstom, British American Tobacco, Bombardier, Cummins, General Motors, Hitachi, Japan Tobacco, L’Occitane, Lockheed Martin, L’Oreal, Philip Morris International, Saint-Gobain, Textron Systems, Trixell, Valeo, and Volvo CE.

About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 170,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com.

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