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Altair Announces Most Successful UK Technology Event to Date

Over 250 leading engineers from over 100 companies attended the largest UK Technology Conference

LEAMINGTON SPA, Warwickshire, June 30, 2015 – Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services empowering client innovation and decision-making, today announced that Altair UK’s 9th UK Technology Conference attracted over 250 engineers and simulation experts, confirming the Conference as one of the most important events in the UK engineering calendar.

Eleven high quality technical presentations represented a broad range of industries including aerospace, automotive and consumer goods. Topics included optimisation, design for additive manufacturing, predicting real world impact scenarios, CFD, and more. Keynote speakers from Jaguar Land Rover, Airbus, and BLOODHOUND SSC discussed their vision for the industry and the importance of technology in supporting innovation.

Andy Richardson's, Head of Simulation, Jaguar Land Rover presentation showcased the launch of 50 new products, due to be released within the next 5 years. Matthew Orchard, Vice President, Head of Airframe Engineering Competence Centre, Airbus UK, spoke about how technology is being used for commercial aerospace evolution. Richard Noble OBE, Project Director, Bloodhound SSC presented the latest challenges and achievements on the supersonic car set to break the land speed record at 1,000mph and detailed Altair’s involvement with this groundbreaking project.

This year’s technical presentations came from Airbus, Assystem, BMW, Gestamp, Jaguar Land Rover, Plaxton, RUAG Space, Sahara Force India and Vertu. The presentations described how each company is utilising Altair’s software and service solutions to increase product performance and to reduce time to market.

"I see this high level of attendance as an endorsement of how well Altair’s solutions are respected in industry today. Our conferences are an excellent platform for engineers and designers from across industry to communicate their work and interact with others to help generate new ideas.” said Hakan Ekman, Managing Director, Altair Engineering UK. “It is encouraging to learn that most attendees would recommend the conference to their colleagues as a great networking forum, and that most rated the technical quality of our speakers as either excellent or very good. All feedback from the conference will be used to improve our next conference in 2017,” added Mr. Ekman.

The conference was supported by software and hardware partners who presented their solutions in the exhibition area of the conference. Fujitsu joined as a platinum sponsor, with Airbus Defence & Space, LOGE, Materialise and HBM nCode featuring as this year’s silver sponsors. The platinum and silver sponsors were accompanied by other companies including Applied Computing & Engineering, NAFEMS, Maplesoft and Granta Design, who also exhibited at the event. In addition to the sponsors, Sahara Force India displayed one of their latest Formula 1 cars.

For more information on the UK Altair Technology Conference please visit http://www.altairatc.com/uk.

About Altair
Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes, and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,500 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA, and operates more than 45 offices throughout 24 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

Press Contact:
Evelyn Gebhardt
Blue Gecko Marketing GmbH
Tel.: +49 6421 9684351

Company Contact:
Lydia Williams
Altair Engineering Ltd
Tel.: +44 (0)1926 468 600

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