Rhode Island Monthly Success RI 2015 : Page 3

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION SU ESS R I SUCCESS LOCAL Simulation for Product, Nature and Life A High-Tech Rhode Island Success Story! Founded in 1978 as a three-person company, SIMULIA today is a world-lead-ing brand of Dassault Systèmes, the 3D EXPERIENCE ® Company, which has more than 12,000 employees worldwide and provides business value to more than 190,000 customers. Our 350 employees in Rhode Island play a strategic role in developing, supporting, marketing and selling our world-leading the simulation and design optimization software. Our technology is integrated into Dassault Systèmes’ 3D EXPERIENCE platform which makes it easier and fast-er for product manufacturers to deliver innovative products to market. Accelerating Innovation Will it break? How long will it last? How do temperatures affect performance? These are the types of questions that our simulation software helps designers and engineers find answers to, whether they are developing wind turbines, trains, planes, automobiles, shoes, cellphones or medical devices; researching earthquakes, volcanoes and oil reservoirs; or even ana-lyzing the behavior of the human body. Our proven simulation software is used by leading companies such as adidas, Airbus, BMW, Boeing, Ford, Procter & Dassault systèmes’ new headquarters in Johnston is home to more than 350 employees. Gamble and many others to perform realistic, virtual tests which helps them improve the quality, reliability and safety of their products. Room to Grow To achieve LEED certification, our new headquarters underwent a multi-million dollar renovation incorporating sustainable materials and energy saving technologies. Set on 246 wooded acres, the state-of-the-art facilities will aid in recruiting and retaining top talent regionally as well as from around the world. The unique amenities are designed to foster collaboration, creativity and produc-tivity to enable our people to expand on our tradition of delivering leading-edge simulation solutions. The campus also provides an engaging place for customers to meet our experts and experience what our solutions can do for them. Community Service Our employees also volunteer to help our local community. In 2014, 225 employees fanned out across Rhode Island to support more than fifteen different organizations. Our teams cleaned parks, planted trees, organized food banks, catalogued shoes, built homes and more. Several employees shared their expertise by volunteering for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects as well as FIRST Robotics and Lego League competitions. To learn more, please visit: www.3ds.com/simulia Dassault Systèmes SIMULIA 1301 Atwood Ave. Suite 101W Johnston, RI 02919 1978: HKS Inc. founded in Scituate by three employees 2000: HKS renamed to Abaqus, Inc. 2004: 200 employees moved into Rising Sun Mills in Olneyville 2014: 350 employees moved to new campus in Johnston 2005: Abaqus, Inc. acquired by Dassault Systèmes, creating the SIMULIA brand RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l MARCH 2015 99

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