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Lola Group Selects Altair’s HyperWorks CAE Software Suite to Streamline Its Design Process for Composite Structures

Diane Forbes
Altair Engineering, Inc.
+1.248.614.2400, ext. 464

Specialist technology, services and advanced composites supplier chooses Altair’s advanced integrated engineering framework to analyze and optimize designs

TROY, Mich., U.S. (Aug. 9, 2007)– Altair Engineering, Inc, a leading global provider of technology and services that strengthen client innovation and decision-making, announced today that Lola Group – a globally recognized supplier of specialist composite technology to the motor sport, automotive, aerospace, marine, defense, communications and medical sectors – has chosen Altair’s HyperWorks computer-aided engineering (CAE) suite of advanced software to streamline their product design process.

“Our design processes will be streamlined through the use of Altair’s superior simulation and composite optimization technology,” said Paul Rennie, senior composites engineer, Lola Cars International Ltd. “Altair has proven that its composite ply optimization and analysis simulation capabilities deliver significant commercial advantages. This is a key part of our design philosophy.”

HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making, built upon a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation. 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, nonlinear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, and multi-body dynamics applications.

“We are pleased to be associated with one of the respected leaders in advanced composite structures,” said Dr. Royston Jones, managing director of Altair Engineering, Ltd., “HyperWorks advanced toolset, which includes composite optimization and time-reduction technology, will streamline Lola Cars International Ltd.’s design process and help them bring innovative designs to market faster.”

Lola Group consists of Lola Cars International Ltd,, Lola Composites, Lola Composites Special Projects and Altanet Technologies. The company has more than four decades of experience delivering logistical and technical support to specialist projects and racers around the world. To ensure their products are of superior technical quality, Lola Group implements a virtual development process from the first stage of a design concept through to a finalized physical product.

About Lola Cars International, Ltd.

Lola Cars International, Ltd. is a globally recognized supplier of specialty vehicles and technology services to the motor sport, automotive, aerospace, defense, communications and marine sectors. Lola designs and builds racing cars for series across the globe and boasts significant technical capabilities at its base in Huntingdon, UK. For more information please visit www.lolacars.com.

About Altair Engineering

Altair Engineering, Inc. strengthens client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,200 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for product design, advanced engineering software and grid computing technologies, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. For more information please visit www.uk.altair.com.

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