In Rijeka, June 2017


Dassault Systèmes Acquires 40% in AITAC d.o.o. (Engineering)

Dassault Systemes Acquires 100% in AITAC B.V. (PLM Solutions)  




Dassault Systèmes, a French multinational software company that develops 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software, has become a 40% shareholder in AITAC d.o.o. for Marine and Offshore engineering.

On 1 June in Amsterdam, a sales agreement was signed whereby Dassault Systèmes (France) acquires full (100%) ownership of AITAC BV (The Netherlands) and their 40% shares in AITAC d.o.o. (Croatia). Having Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, for a shareholder will further contribute to the achievement of AITAC d.o.o. mission and the creation of recognizable brand for the benefit of our clients.

AITAC Group has operated for over ten years as Expert Software partner to Dassault Systèmes in the field of PLM, and has provided support to clients using the 3DEXPEREINCE platform, especially in the shipbuilding and M&O industries.  AITAC BV’s team has developed a highly productive drafting software, based on Dassault Systèmes’ applications, named ASD (AITAC Smart Drawings). ASD automatically generates industry-standard compliant drawings from a master 3D model of a ship, platform or other structure. ASD is intended for Heavy Industries with large assemblies, such as Marine & Offshore, Shipbuilding, Civil Engineering, and offers significant efficiency gains to users. Dassault Systèmes will fully integrate the ASD into its “Designed for Sea” and “Optimized Production for Sea” industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, used by companies for the design, validation and manufacture planning of marine and offshore projects. 

“AITAC was always focused on designing and engineering our ships using Dassault Systèmes CATIA 3D design software, working passionately to pioneer and optimize its process. Today, having Dassault Systèmes on our board with us, we are opening a new interesting and challenging era. From now on we will be a high-tech software solution driven engineering company more than ever.

We are continuing to support our clients in the same manner; this acquisition will not influence our existing client relations; moreover, today we see ourselves as an even more reliable partner.” – said Marijan Lorencin, managing partner, AITAC d.o.o.

AITAC brings its long-term experience and knowledge of the Shipbuilding and Offshore industry to the 3DEXPERIENCE Shipbuilding and M&O PLM solution. The Dassault Systèmes Shipbuilding and M&O PLM solution helps companies in their strategic initiatives around the transformation of product development, manufacturing and enterprise collaboration processes. Using CATIA, ENOVIA and DELMIA software applications allows shipyards to integrate all processes and disciplines in all project phases, bringing efficiency, as well as better and faster design.

“For years, AITAC has been a software partner of Dassault Systèmes supporting its 3DEXPERIENCE platform customers and now we’re taking this long and fruitful partnership to the next level,”said Alain Houard, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes.  “AITAC’s long-term experience, expertise and team of naval architects and engineers will help us to extend our marine and offshore portfolio’s capabilities and support customer deployment projects.”

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides businesses and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Their world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported.

Note to editors:
AITAC d.o.o. (www.aitac.nlis an international company, with more than 15 years in Marine & Offshore Engineering.
Within our headquarters in Croatia, we provide engineering and design services to design offices, shipyards and engineering companies. Using the most appropriate tools such as CATIA, our team of 45 skilled and highly educated mechanical engineers and naval architects provides the following: ship concept design, naval architect studies and calculations, outfitting design, detail design and manufacturing drawings and data. 
Our list of clients contains some of the most respected world companies in the field of engineering and shipbuilding such as: Meyer Werft (Germany), Kleven (Norway), Abu Dhabi MAR (UAE), Constructions Mécaniques de Normandie (France), Piriou Shipyard (France), South East Asia Shipyard (Vietnam) and many others.
AITAC d.o.o.has two daughter companies: one in Germany (AITAC GmbH) and the other one in France (AITAC SAS).
AITAC BV (The Netherlands)was a co-founder of AITAC d.o.o. from the beginning of its operations in 2003. AITAC BV was a majority owner (51%) until 2010 when Mr. Marijan Lorencin (CEO) becomes the majority shareholder (60%), which remains unchanged.
AITAC BV has been, for more than 15 years, the expert Software Partner of Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions for CATIA in Marine industry. AITAC BV team in the Netherlands has a broad experience in tools and applications development on top of V4, V5 and 3DEXPERIENCE products, using CAA or VB. From methodologies to developing a PLM strategy to PLM solutions evaluation, AITAC BV helps clients in efficient use of PLM and CAD, along with essential support. AITAC BV is heavily focused on bringing to the client our innovative methodologies and smart tools on top of CATIA. 
Dassault Systèmes acquiresfull ownership of AITAC BV in June 2017, and becomes a 40% co-owner of their stake in the Croatian AITAC d.o.o.
For more information on Dassault Systèmes: www.3ds.com
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Videos available:
ASD SW : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itEFd1BoA6k&t=29s   
ASD SW : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdXZysq21hk
AITAC :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm_ZTIduBwM
AITAC :    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT2nfRksYdk
Contact Person:
Nikolina Rebić, business development