LMS International acquires Emmeskay
A major milestone towards market leadership in model-based systems engineering
LMS International announced 16 July 2010 that it has acquired 100% of Emmeskay. Emmeskay is recognized as a world-class, global provider of advanced simulation technology solutions for model-based systems engineering (MBSE). Emmeskay has offices in Plymouth, Michigan (USA), Chennai, Tamil Nadu (India) and Nagoya, Aichi (Japan). This acquisition is an important milestone for LMS. It complements LMS’ world-class solutions for intelligent multi-physics systems simulation with new applications and services for model-driven product development, strengthening LMS’ position as a world-leading engineering innovator with a unique portfolio of test and simulation software and related engineering services.
“We are very excited about this strategic acquisition. Emmeskay’s state-of-the-art plant modeling and controls development technology and its extensive experience supporting model-based systems engineering development truly complements our unique portfolio. Today, we can offer a complete set of applications to model, simulate and test real-life behavior of mechanical and mechatronics systems,” commented Dr. Urbain Vandeurzen, Chairman and CEO of LMS.
Craig A. Brown, GM PLM Strategy Co-Chairman added, “Model-based systems engineering or MBSE is core to our strategy to further step up our Road-to-Lab-to-Math processes within GM. We are working with LMS for many years to advance our capabilities in powertrain virtual engineering and expanding into vehicle energy management. We have worked with Emmeskay on advanced controls engineering, including fuel cell systems development. We see the complementary fit between both companies. The acquisition of Emmeskay by LMS puts LMS in a strong position to further expand its MBSE products and services portfolio.”
Dr. Swaminathan Gopalswamy, President & CEO Emmeskay Inc., said, “We were looking for a strategic partner to accelerate and broaden our strong existing relationship with our international customers like Toyota, General Motors, Denso and others. Our extensive experience across engineering domains, modeling approaches, tools and advanced analysis methods will enable LMS to deliver world-wide high-quality technical solutions to challenging, multi-disciplinary problems. By leveraging our mutual domain expertise, practical modeling experience, and a structured requirements-driven modeling process, I think we can safely say that LMS International is the strategic partner we were looking for,” Dr. Gopalswamy will be spearheading the MBSE efforts at LMS as Vice President, Business Development MBSE.
“The Emmeskay acquisition will complement LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim, our market-leading platform for physics-based simulation, with a collaborative systems engineering platform. This platform includes a new solution for system data management, LMS Imagine.Lab SysDM, designed for managing system engineering data and models from LMS Imagine.Lab AMESim, Modelica and Simulink®. LMS Imagine.Lab SysDM provides a collaborative backbone for mechatronic systems engineering, supporting physics-based system simulation and model-based controls engineering,” said Dr. Jan Leuridan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer.