VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France—Engineering, design and PLM software company Dassault Systèmes has signaled its intent to acquire California-based manufacturing software firm Apriso for $205 million.
Apriso ‘s technology will help expand Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE footprint across the consumer goods, packaged goods, high tech, life sciences, transportation, aerospace & defense and industrial equipment sectors.
Apriso also boasts some big-name clients that Dassault no doubt coveted, 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.
Dassault plans to integrate Apriso’s technology with the DELMIA application portfolio and the 3DEXPERIENCE platform’s virtual+reality capabilities.
Apriso’s software synchronizes manufacturing networks for real-time visibility and control over the business processes performed by plants and suppliers, establishing a common set of operational standards that are managed on a global basis.
“Innovation is critical to winning in the competitive world of automotive glass,” said Pascal Ober SAP Competency Center director of Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Material sector. “We use Apriso to manage the distribution and execution of quality, logistics, manufacturing and compliance processes across over 60 sites worldwide. We view the ability to innovate both products and manufacturing/logistics processes as critical. Dassault Systèmes will now have a comprehensive solution for product and process innovation all the way through execution.”
The transaction is expected to be completed in July 2013.