Siemens has acquired Comsa Computer und Software, a Munich-based company which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering. Its LDorado suite is one of the leaders in automotive harness design and engineering software in Germany. The Comsa team and technology will join the Mentor business, part of Siemens PLM Software, where it will add harness engineering and design data analytics capabilities to the Siemens product range.
“The acquisition of COMSA is part of Siemens’ continued investment in technology for the automotive industry,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. “The combination of Siemens and COMSA solutions and specialist staff is unrivaled in the industry. Together, we will take electrical systems and harness engineering to the new levels needed to meet the demands of electric and autonomous vehicle development, and provide deeply integrated technical capabilities that will benefit COMSA and Siemens customers worldwide.”
According to Bishop and Associates, in 2017 the worldwide revenue for the cable assembly market was $155 billion with approximately 30 percent of the market from automotive. Through this acquisition, Siemens says it plans to extend the delivery of new technology offerings that address disruption in the automotive harness industry caused by autonomous driving and electric vehicles.
The transaction closed on Dec. 3.