ABB and Dassault Systèmes have announced a global partnership to offer customers in digital industries a software solutions portfolio ranging from product life cycle management to asset health solutions. The two companies will provide customers an end-to-end offering of advanced open digital solutions, enhancing competitiveness of industrial companies, while increasing flexibility, speed and productivity of their products' lifecycles, manufacturing and operations.
The partnership will combine ABB Ability digital solutions and Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, and build on both companies’ installed base, domain expertise and global customer access. ABB has already adopted the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to model and simulate its solutions before delivering them to its customers. With this partnership, ABB will develop and provide customers with advanced digital twins. Dassault Systèmes has continually made acquisitions to improve its 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
The companies will, in a staged approach, focus on factory automation and robotics, process industry automation, as well as electrification solutions for smart buildings. The first joint solutions will be showcased at the upcoming industrial Hannover Messe trade fair in Germany, Apr. 1 – 5.
"This game-changing partnership will serve our customers to lead in innovation and growth, fundamentally transforming their entire value chain to tap the vast opportunities of industrial digitalization," said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. "Together, we are offering an open, end-to-end digital portfolio – from digital twin to asset health – that gives our customers a competitive edge, building on our combined offering, domain expertise and global reach. ABB is adding Dassault Systèmes to its strong partner network for industrial digitalization, including HPE, Microsoft and IBM. We look very much forward to working with the entire global Dassault Systèmes team to drive innovation and customer value.”
"The Industry of the 21st century is no longer determined simply by the ability to manufacture goods," said Bernard Charlès, vice chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. "Today’s leaders will be determined by superior mastery of technical know-how. This is the new competitive differentiator and it’s happening now due to a convergence of digital technologies that are transforming every aspect of industrial business. In this industry renaissance, a platform approach enables the real and virtual worlds to inform and reinforce one another. Our partnership with ABB will draw from decades of combined expertise to help customers make the most of this powerful and dynamic trend."
The ABB – Dassault Systèmes partnership will initially focus on factory automation and robotics, smart buildings, and process industries like mining.
ABB Ability was launched in 2017 and offers more than 210 digital solutions to plan, build and operate industrial operations.