Siemens Extends Simcenter Simulation and Test Offering with Acquisition of Noise, Vibration and Harshness Business from Saab Medav

By David Humphrey

Acquisition or Partnership

Siemens announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) end-of-line quality testing business of Saab Medav Technologies GmbH.

The NVH quality testing solutions offered by Saab Medav have a strong track record and have established innovative best practices in the domain of end-of-line quality testing of combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors and motor driven components and systems.  The addition of Saab Medav NVH allows Siemens to complement its Simcenter portfolio of testing solutions used in research and development with an integrated solution set for end-of-line NVH quality testing in manufacturing.  The technology and team will join the Siemens PLM Software business, part of the Siemens Digital Factory Division, and will be incorporated into the Simcenter portfolio of simulation and testing solutions.

With ever-increasing pressure on improving quality, the need for NVH type end-of-line testing for manufactured products, such as electric motors, combustion engines, transmissions, axles, and turbo chargers, is rapidly increasing across the automotive and transportation industries.  This phenomenon is accelerated with the ascent of electric vehicles, which have a low general noise level and are lacking the masking effect from a loud combustion engine.

The asset sale and purchase transaction is due for completion in the second calendar quarter of 2019.  The parties have agreed not to disclose any details of the transaction.

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