Category: Corporate
03.07.2017

CENIT AG assumes majority interest in SynOpt GmbH

CENIT Group strengthens market position by investing in simulation specialist


Stuttgart, July 3, 2017 – On July 1, 2017, CENIT AG acquired a majority interest in SynOpt GmbH, based in Leinfelden-Echterdingen (Stuttgart). The move expands CENIT’s competency and portfolio in the field of simulation solutions.  

As a small, highly specialized company, SynOpt has relied on its strong consulting expertise to become a leading German simulation expert for structural analysis, metal shaping and chipping. In technology terms, SynOpt’s expertise is based on SIMULA solutions by Dassault Systèmes and DEFORMTM solutions by the Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation.

SynOpt has set itself the goal of consulting and operatively supporting clients in virtual product development across all process phases: The company’s portfolio includes potentials analysis, methodological development and software integration, as well as custom development and automation of simulation procedures.

“As a major partner of Dassault Systèmes, we possess extensive expertise in the simulation field. The merger with SynOpt allows us to leverage the wide-ranging competency and deep process knowhow of our new colleagues to provide our customers with even more mature solutions. In this way, we are enhancing our position as partners to manufacturing businesses, supporting them in optimizing their digital product development process (PDP) in the context of Industry 4.0”, explains Kurt Bengel, Spokesman of the Board of CENIT AG.

“For SynOpt, the integration into CENIT Group also represents clear added value”, says Dr. Martin Herrmann, CEO of SynOpt GmbH in describing the development. “We profit by collaborating with CENIT’s expert network and gain the means to jointly tap new customers and market segments”.

Following the acquisition of KEONYS S.A.S., the French market leader for Dassault Systèmes-based SIMULIA solutions, CENIT is leveraging its stake in SynOpt GmbH to further expand its position in the growing simulation market.