Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Quintiq

Velizy-Villacoublay, FranceJuly 25, 2014Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE company, and provider of 3D design software, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, announced the signing of a definitive share purchase agreement for Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq, a provider of on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and operations planning and optimization software, for approximately €250 million. With 800 employees, Quintiq, whose offerings include production, logistics and workforce planning applications, has solutions that are used today by 250 customers at 1,000 sites in more than 90 countries.

The acquisition of Quintiq, headquartered in 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 team, we expand our capacity to provide a strategic business experience platform to our customers,” said Bernard Charlès, president and 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 experiences.”

"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 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 optimization technology, a platform approach to covering long-term strategic to day-of-operational planning, and capabilities that go beyond supply chain to encompass full operations planning and optimization. 

According to 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 performance.”

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 and gas, rail, delivery and freight.

Dassault Systèmes B.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, and the shareholders of Quintiq entered into a definitive share purchase agreement on July 23, 2014. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including antitrust clearances in Germany and Austria. 

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