Dassault Systèmes expands ME footprint
Dubai, March 26, 2013
Dassault Systèmes, a leading producer of 3D design, 3D digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, has opened its office in Dubai Internet City as part of its regional expansion plans.
The new office will function as a hub for Dassault Systèmes in the region and will also enable the company to expand the usage of its 3DExperience platform to innovative companies with a focus on aerospace & defence, energy, process & utilities (EPU), architecture, engineering & construction (AEC) industries,as well as government and academic institutions.
Dassault Systèmes’ regional operations will be run by Marc Kassis, the recently-appointed managing director for the Middle East, who will be supported by a local team of highly skilled Dassault Systèmes individuals and Value Added Resellers (VARs).
Speaking at the launch, Alain Azouaou, Ambassador of France to the UAE, "I am extremely proud to witness that a successful French company chooses the UAE to serve the whole Middle East."
"Also I am amazed to see the long list of prestigious customers, universities and agencies to which Dassault Systèmes delivers value – this is the illustration of the uniqueness of its technology, its vision and its ability to create the future,” he observed.
A key part of Dassault Systèmes’ activity in the region is also partnering with the most prominent education institutions to develop cutting edge education and research activities.
These programs express their values in many strategic sectors of the economy – providing students with the highest education standards, preparing them for exciting technical careers within the ambitious projects developed by the industry.
“Our centralized operations in Dubai will help reinforce Dassault Systèmes’ already strong local connections started in 2009, and enable us to take advantage of the variety of key industries that also have a foothold in the area,” said Philippe Forestier, the executive VP, Global Affairs and Communities, Dassault Systèmes.
“We are also committed to work closely with local academic institutions in order to create a sustainable pipeline of globally competitive engineers in the region,to help them face new industrial challenges. We’re enthusiastic about the collaboration and energy that will be fostered in one of the world’s key technology areas,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service