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Leading Engineering Services & Consultancy, Assystem UK, Selects Altair HyperWorks for Gas Turbine Design

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Altair Engineering, Inc.
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Altair CAE platform improves productivity and customer satisfaction in the Gas Turbine Sector

TROY, Mich., Jan. 20, 2009 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empowers client innovation and decision-making, announced today that the UK Gas Turbine Division of Assystem, a leading engineering services and consultancy provider, has selected Altair HyperWorks to be included in future engineering service projects. Assystem will use HyperWorks and especially HyperMesh, the advanced finite element analysis (FEA) meshing solution of the product suite, to compliment existing analysis software in order to support service and consultancy projects within the gas turbine industry. Since the recent acquisition of HyperMesh, Assystem has already realised benefits including substantial improvements in mesh generation leading to better results for their customers.

“I have had the chance to work with many different meshing tools during my professional career,” said Phil Baker, Projects & Analysis Manager at Assystem. “I have to say, that none of them have shown the robustness and flexibility that HyperMesh has demonstrated. We are continually looking to improve our service offering and a key factor in this process is the selection of proven analysis tools. HyperMesh has a very good reputation in the industry, so we trained our engineers at Altair and then evaluated HyperMesh on some of our projects. HyperMesh is very robust, offers flexible geometry manipulation, is 64-bit compatible and has an open platform to be used with any solver our customers request us to work with. It offers us the flexibility, reliability and efficiencies we need to meet our customers’ requirements and stay ahead of our competitors.”

“We are working in a very competitive industry in which timescales are critical, HyperMesh is giving us the competitive business edge we need,” added Kaushil Solanki, Senior Engineer, Assystem UK.

“We are very pleased to see Assystem implementing HyperMesh into their development processes,” said Maurice Linscott, Regional Director, Altair Engineering, UK. “Our tools offer service companies the flexibility they need because they provide an open architecture, offer quick return times and a good return on investment. I expect to see more and more service and consultancy companies in the UK turning to HyperWorks thanks to the business benefits the product suite offers.”

About HyperWorks

Built on a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture CAE solution in the industry, HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for linear and non-linear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, and multi-body dynamics applications.

About Assystem

Assystem is an Engineering Services and Consultancy company which is dedicated to providing solutions for a broad range of industrial sectors including Gas Turbines, Aerostructures, Automotive, Nuclear Power, Marine Energy and Rail. The company has its headquarters in France and provides Global solutions for many of the major industrial OEMs. Assystem has around 9500 engineers in 15 countries with an annual turnover of 650 million euros in 2007.

Assystem UK Ltd (Gas Turbine and Turbomachinery Division) provides the primary link for work with industrial and aero engine companies in the UK and there are several offices supporting a range of engineering activities. Assystem has a substantial gas turbine design team of nearly 500 engineers with over 40 years of experience in projects that range from component design and detailing to complex work packages for engine modules and rigs. For more information please visit: www.assystem.com or email analysis@assystemuk.com

About Altair

Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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