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Altair Increases Western European Presence through FEMTO Channel Partner Agreement

Partnership with leading Dutch software and engineering service provider brings HyperWorks local sales and support to the Benelux Region TROY, Mich., May 26 - Altair Engineering, Inc., a leading global provider of technology and services that empower innovation and decision-making, today announced a new channel partner agreement with FEMTO Engineering, a Dutch software and engineering service provider. The agreement will allow FEMTO to sell the complete HyperWorks platform and related services to customers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The partnership extends Altair's reach while offering customers in the aerospace, automotive, manufacturing and equipment design industries local support and professional consulting services.

"FEMTO is pleased to add Altair's industry-leading HyperWorks platform for computer-aided engineering to our offerings," said Ronald van Dijk, director of FEMTO Engineering. "We look forward to the partnership with Altair and see the HyperWorks platform as a natural fit with our current engineering software and services. We are especially excited to increase our capabilities to help large, global companies perform all types of enterprise simulations, as well as medium and small-sized companies."

"The Netherlands have proven to be an important market, with a diverse range of companies and a high growth potential," said Dr. Detlef Schneider, managing director of Altair Engineering, Germany. "We are currently serving this market from our office in Cologne, Germany. We were looking for an experienced partner to expand our sales bandwidth in the Benelux area, and we are happy to see FEMTO Engineering join our partnership program. We will benefit from the customer base FEMTO has in the Benelux region, their experienced CAE team, and their solid infrastructure for sales, support and training. Our local customers in the Netherlands and Belgium will also appreciate service and support in Dutch, rather than in English or German."

"FEMTO Engineering has a broad customer base in the offshore and ship building industry," said Tom Santegoeds, director of FEMTO Engineering. "We will be better able to serve those customers by adding HyperWorks to our software portfolio, and we also see a large potential for these tools in the aerospace and automotive markets in our region."

Built upon a foundation of design optimization, performance data management and process automation, HyperWorks is an enterprise simulation solution for rapid design exploration and decision-making. As the most comprehensive, open-architecture enterprise analytics solution in the industry, HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, analysis, visualization and data management solutions for linear, nonlinear, structural optimization, fluid-structure interaction, and multi-body dynamics applications.


FEMTO Engineering, a leading Dutch engineering agency, offers software and professional consulting for structural analysis. Headquartered in Delft, Netherlands, the company currently employs 15 engineers, offering engineering services for a wide range of products, including process equipment, offshore structures, railway vehicles and interior systems, structural packaging, automotive accessories, as well as consumer goods. In addition to the Dutch headquarters, the company has two small offices in Germany and the Ukraine. For more information please visit www.femto.nl.

About Altair

Altair empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record of profitable growth and innovation, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com.

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Evelyn Gebhardt
Blue Gecko Marketing
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Company contact:
Antoine Poussier
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Tel.: +1.248.614.2400, ext. 293