- A need for increasingly complex innovations in all sectors
Faced with heightened global competition and increasingly strict regulations, the automotive sector is continuing to see in ESI Group’s solutions a major opportunity to strengthen its competitiveness through innovation, specifically in the context of acceleration in the launch of new models that are more fuel-efficient and ecological. The Transport sector was thus responsible for 56% of all orders taken by the Group, reflecting a +15% increase in volume. Also affected by global competition and regulatory constraints, the Aeronautical sector has also increased substantially, by +38%, and now accounts for 8% of our orders. The use of new materials such as Composites is necessitating changes in design and manufacturing processes, introducing new uncertainties and making the use of virtual prototyping solutions essential.
ESI Group has instigated an ambitious development plan, combining organic growth and external growth with improvement in profitability, which is expected to result from the following leverages:
- increasing demand for virtual prototyping from key industrial accounts and their direct suppliers;
- controlled increase in costs amplified by acquisition synergies;
- the choice of acquisition targets with an accretive margin structure.
ESI is a pioneer and world-leading player in virtual prototyping that take into account the physics of materials. ESI has developed an extensive suite of coherent, industry-oriented applications to realistically simulate a product’s behaviour during testing, to fine-tune manufacturing processes in accordance with desired product performance, and to evaluate the environment’s impact on product performance. This offer represents a unique collaborative and open environment for Simulation-Based Design, enabling virtual prototypes to be improved in a continuous and collaborative manner while eliminating the need for physical prototypes during product development. Present in over 30 countries, ESI employs about 900 high-level specialists throughout its worldwide network. ESI Group is listed on compartment C of NYSE Euronext Paris.
For further information, go to www.esi-group.com.
ESI is the leader and a pioneer in virtual prototyping solutions.
Stock market information
Listed on compartment C
of the NYSE Euronext Paris
ISIN FR 0004110310
Bloomberg ESI FP
(innovative company) certification on January 20, 2000 by OSEO,
ESI Group is eligible for inclusion in FCPI (venture capital trusts
dedicated to innovation
Revenue for the 1st quarter of 2012/13 will
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June 14 2012 (after market)
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