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Dassault Systèmes to acquire Quintiq

Dassault Systèmes will acquire Quintiq, a provider of on-premise and on-cloud supply chain and operations planning & optimization software, for approximately A$350 million.

With 800 employees, Quintiq's offerings include production, logistics and workforce planning applications. Quintiq opened an office in Melbourne in 2008, and last year, aquired an office in Sydney.

The Quintiq World Tour will visit Melbourne on October 22, 23 this year and will offer local industry the oportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the latest best practices in supply chain planning and optimization.

The acquisition of Quintiq, headquartered in The Netherlands, extends Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform to business operations planning.

“3DEXPERIENCE is about the entire breadth of a business, beyond design, engineering and production. With today’s acquisition, we expand our capacity to provide a strategic business experience platform to our customers,” said Bernard Charlès, President & CEO, Dassault Systèmes.

Quintiq solutions are used to plan and schedule 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.

"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.

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.

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