Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) end-of-line quality testing business of Saab Medav Technologies.
The addition of Saab Medav NVH will enable 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 the integration of Saab Medav NVH quality testing solutions, Siemens customers will be able to enrich the digital twin of their product design with continuous quality control information from manufacturing. This provides unique insight in how production technology and variability in manufacturing lines influence the final product quality,” explained Jan Leuridan, senior vice president, simulation and test solutions, Siemens PLM Software.
“The technology also gives direct feedback on the root cause analysis of possible design issues that appear in manufacturing and generates insight for possible intermediate redesigns.
“Creating a constant data feedback loop from manufacturing into product design and engineering also supports closing the loop on optimized requirements for future generation product designs.”
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.