Siemens acquires FORAN software to expand marine design and engineering capabilities
PLANO, Texas, July 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced today that it has signed an agreement with Spain-based SENER, a leading multinational engineering and technology company, to acquire its FORAN software business. FORAN is CAD / CAE / CAM software for the design, construction and engineering of ships and marine structures. The addition of the FORAN product and team to Siemens, along with its portfolio of customers, brings comprehensive experience and know-how in complex commercial marine projects, defense industry standards, and compliance. regulations. The SENER group will maintain and strengthen its traditional branch of marine engineering, where it offers design, engineering and consultancy services for different types of ships and offshore vessels.
FORAN will be added to Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, offering a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services that covers all aspects of the vessel’s lifecycle, from design and production to operations and optimized lifecycle management. life of services.
“The acquisition of FORAN enhances our marine digital twin, adding leading capabilities to our integrated digital ship design and engineering wire solution,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO and President of Siemens Digital Industries Software. “By adding the complete FORAN tools to the Xcelerator portfolio and leveraging the team’s industrial expertise, we will be able to offer commercial and shipbuilding customers greater control over their design process and of shipbuilding as they transition to Shipyard 4.0. ”
In the current race towards sustainable navigation, shipyards need to innovate faster and deliver greener ships that meet strict safety and environmental regulations. As the resulting complexity of marine design and construction reaches unprecedented levels, risks and inefficiencies in the current design and manufacturing process must be minimized. Software is essential to optimize this process, reduce costs and increase productivity without compromising quality.
“With more than 150 shipyards and customer design offices in 40 countries, FORAN technology offers Siemens a solid position to better support customers in the maritime industry. At the same time, the global reach of Siemens and the integration of the FORAN team into Siemens helps to ensure the continuity and improvement of the services provided by current FORAN customers with a strategic vision for ongoing developments ”, said Gabriel Alarcón, Managing Director, SENER Engineering. “This transaction allows the FORAN family of products to grow alongside Siemens’ increased presence in industrial software.”
The acquisition of FORAN by Siemens is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2021. Terms of the transaction are not disclosed.
SENER is a private engineering and technology group founded in 1956, which seeks to offer its customers the most advanced technological solutions and enjoys international recognition thanks to its independence and its commitment to innovation and the quality. SENER employs 2,350 professionals in its centers on five continents. SENER brings together its own Aeronautics and Engineering activities, as well as industrial participations in companies active in the energy sector through SENER Renewable Investments. SENER Aeroespacial has over 50 years of experience and is a world-class supplier to space, defense and science. SENER Engineering has become a world benchmark company in the Infrastructure, Energy and Marine sectors.
Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving the transformation to enable a digital business where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow. The Xcelerator portfolio helps businesses of all sizes create and operate digital twins that provide organizations with new perspectives, opportunities and levels of automation to drive innovation. For more information on Siemens Digital Industries Software products and services, visit www.sw.siemens.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Siemens Digital Industries Software – Where today meets tomorrow.
Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is a leader in innovation in automation and digitization. In close collaboration with its partners and customers, DI drives digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides businesses of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio helps customers achieve increased productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate future advanced technologies. Siemens Digital Industries is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport and health. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare, the company is creating technology to bring real added value for customers. By combining the real world and the digital world, Siemens enables its customers to transform their industries and markets, transform the daily lives of billions of people. Siemens also owns a controlling stake in publicly traded company Siemens Healthineers, a global provider of medical technologies shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens owns a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a world leader in the transmission and production of electric power. In fiscal year 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens group generated sales of 55.3 billion euros and net income of 4.2 billion euros. From September 30, 2020, the company had approximately 293,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
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