Ansys to acquire materials information technology provider Granta Design

January 28, 2019

January 28, 2019

Ansys, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, a provider of engineering simulation software, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Granta Design, Cambridge, UK, a provider of materials information technology. The acquisition is said to expand Ansys’ portfolio and give its customers access to material intelligence, including data that is critical to successful simulations. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.

With advances in the performance of metals, plastics and other materials, including innovations in areas such as Additive Manufacturing and composites, manufacturers have a large range of material choices when developing products. At the same time, they require accurate, traceable and reliable materials information to make smart materials choices and to ensure simulation accuracy.

With this acquisition, Ansys hopes that its customers will benefit from access to Granta’s software for managing corporate material intelligence and the market-leading solution for materials sources, selection and management. Granta stated that its customers can now expect easier access to Ansys simulation technology. The company will also continue its open ecosystem, integrating with a range of product lifecycle management, CAD and computer-aided engineering solutions.

Granta’s products include Granta MI, a system for enterprise materials information management, and CES Selector, which enables users to explore the impact that different materials have on the behaviour of their products. Granta also develops CES EduPack, a teaching resource for materials topics in engineering, science, processing and design, which is used by more than 1,000 universities worldwide. Its customers include Airbus, General Motors, Emerson Electric, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Saudi Aramco and Rolls-Royce.

“Granta Design has pioneered the field of materials information technology,” stated Shane Emswiler, Ansys Vice President and General Manager. “With materials engineering becoming an increasingly important aspect of product development, our customers require high-quality and comprehensive materials information for accurate simulation results. Integrating Granta’s solutions into the Ansys portfolio will provide a seamless user experience – and enable our customers to innovate like never before.”

“For nearly fifty years, Ansys has been the leader in engineering simulation,” added David Cebon, Co-founder and Managing Director of Granta Design. “Combining that expertise with Granta’s decades of experience in material intelligence will help our customers make smarter decisions when developing their next-generation products.”

January 28, 2019

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