Altair Receives Geely Best Partner Award

Geely Automobile Research Institute Virtual Performance Development Department Recognizes Altair's Outstanding Performance

Feb 16, 2016, 10:00 ET from Altair

TROY, Mich., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair, a leading global provider of simulation technology and engineering services that empower client innovation and decision-making, today announced that Geely Automobile Research Institute Virtual Performance Development Department has awarded Altair as "Best Partner" in 2015. This is the first year that Geely Automobile Research Institute has established a supplier recognition program, and Altair is the only simulation software vendor to receive the award.

In the past year, Altair and Geely launched a comprehensive and close cooperation, including the integration of Altair's computer aided engineering (CAE) and high performance computing (HPC) software platforms and joint product development projects for its new car models. Altair's engineering services division, Altair ProductDesign has been especially involved with the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance of the company's new vehicles. Collaborating with the Testing Department, the team has carried out simulation studies on components and systems, including vehicle bodies and chassis, all the way up to the whole vehicle utilizing the NVH Director, Altair's fully integrated NVH solution. The results of the partnership have significantly enhanced NVH performance levels, which has been unanimously praised by Geely.

"It is the year for rapid development on R&D and a crucial year for CAE business transformation for Geely in 2015," said Dr. Zhu Ling, Chief Engineer of Geely Automobile Research Institute Virtual Performance Development Department. "Altair has provided Geely a complete CAE solution for many years, and the global technical team of Altair ProductDesign has supported Geely's CAE business development strongly. We have formed a strategic win-win cooperative relationship, and we wish to cooperate more in the future."

"We are honored to receive the 'Best Partner' award from Geely. We have kept a strong technical relationship in the past few years involving the performance enhancement of new models with projects in crash, NVH, fatigue, design optimization, chassis design, and more," said Mr. Liu Zhiqiang, Sales Director of Altair China's automotive industry. "Today, China is vigorously promoting the development of independent brands. As one of the most trusted partners in the automotive industry, we not only provide powerful software platform to automotive OEMs, but also introduce advanced vehicle development experience to domestic R&D projects utilizing our global consulting team."

About Geely
Founded in 1986, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (here in after referred to as "Geely") began to specialize in the automobile industry in 1997. Geely quickly focused on the industry, technological innovation, and personnel training over the past years. With total assets of more than RMB 100 billion, Geely is one of the China's top 500 companies for ten consecutive years, ranks in the top 10 automobile manufacturers for eight consecutive years. To learn more, please visit www.geely.com.

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 2,600 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.

Contacts:

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
+0086-0571-28001111
globalservice@geely.com

Altair Corporate/North America
Biba A. Bedi
+1.757.224.0548 x 406
biba@altair.com

Altair Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Evelyn Gebhardt
+49 6421 9684351
gebhardt@bluegecko-marketing.de

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