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Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Quintiq
|By Business Wire
|July 24, 2014 01:07 AM EDT
Quintiq Operations Planning & Optimization software suite
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Systèmes (Paris:DSY) (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 signing of a definitive share purchase agreement for
Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq,
a leading provider of on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and
Operations Planning & Optimization software, for approximately €250
million. With 800 employees, Quintiq, whose offerings include
production, logistics and workforce planning applications, is rated as a
leader in the market by top industry analysts and its solutions are used
today by 250 customers, at 1,000 sites, in more than 90 countries.
The acquisition of Quintiq, headquartered in ’s-Hertogenbosch, The
Netherlands, extends Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to
business operations planning and further enables its longtime goal of
harmonizing product, nature and life.
“3DEXPERIENCE is about the entire breadth of a business, beyond design,
engineering and production. With today’s acquisition, thanks to
Quintiq’s highly talented team, we expand our capacity to provide a
strategic business experience platform to our customers.” said Bernard
Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “3DEXPERIENCE provides our
customers a comprehensive environment to model, simulate and optimize
their business from strategic goals to the delivery of memorable
"Quintiq has been central to our business operations planning since
2005. As one of Europe's largest broadcasters, we have a wide array of
resources to optimize, including 3,000 people, 900 different production
resources, 30,000 stocked items, across 17 sites,” said Dr. Andreas
Bereczky, Production Director and Member of the Board at ZDF, the German
television broadcaster. “Quintiq technology and expertise will be a
great asset to Dassault Systèmes and we look forward to the new
innovation that will emerge."
Quintiq solutions are also used to plan and schedule the most complex
production supply chains at such manufacturers as Novelis, ASML,
Lafarge, AkzoNobel, and ArcelorMittal. They also plan and optimize some
of the most complex logistics operations, including DHL, Walmart, DB
Schenker and TNT. Quintiq is enabling full operations planning at
Brussels Airport, KLM, Canadian National and the Federal Aviation
Administration. Quintiq is differentiated by leading optimization
technology; a platform approach to covering long-term strategic to
day-of-operational planning; and capabilities which go beyond supply
chain to encompass full operations planning and optimization.
“The Quintiq team is excited and proud to join Dassault Systèmes,” said
Dr. Victor Allis, Co-founder and CEO of Quintiq. “Quintiq brings
record-breaking decision support and optimization technology to the most
complex global business planning challenges. Now, in combination with
Dassault Systèmes’ leadership in the Experience Economy, we will bring
our customers new levels of innovation, operational efficiency and
"As one of the leading producers of premium steel in Europe, maximizing
efficiency across facilities and meeting high delivery performance
expectations of customers is core to our business model at ThyssenKrupp
Steel Europe. For nearly a decade, Quintiq has been a trusted partner
and our chosen supplier for operations planning and optimization,” said
Sudhakar Sivaji, Head of Corporate Planning, Strategy, Markets &
Development, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe. “We hope Quintiq, together with
Dassault Systèmes, will be a complete solutions provider in the business
operations market and we look forward to the innovations that will
Quintiq will expand Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA brand, adding the new
product line of Operations Planning and Optimization to the existing
ones of Digital Manufacturing and Manufacturing Operations Management.
Quintiq provides a new reach into industries such as metals, mining, oil
& gas, rail, delivery and freight.
Dassault Systèmes B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes,
and the shareholders of Quintiq have entered into a definitive share
purchase agreement on July 23rd, 2014. Completion of the
transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including
antitrust clearances in Germany and Austria.
Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those
puzzles are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve.
Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles using a
single supply chain planning & optimization software platform. Today,
approximately 12,000 users in over 90 countries rely on Quintiq software
to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Quintiq has
headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices around the
For more information, visit www.quintiq.com
or follow Quintiq on Twitter,
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 190,000
customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries.
For more information, visit www.3ds.com.
CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, 3D VIA,
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