Siemens acquires Elan Software Systems

APRIL 3, 2009--Siemens reinforces portfolio with process industry software.

APRIL 3, 2009--Siemens (www.siemens.com/automation) is expanding its industrial portfolio by acquiring Elan Software Systems SA (www.elansoftware.com), based in Toulouse, France, an international software supplier for manufacturing execution systems (MES) in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Siemens says the acquisition will enable Industry Automation, a Division of the Siemens Industry Sector, to extend its reach in the market for industrial software. An agreement was reached not to disclose the purchase price.

In 2007 the Industry Automation Division absorbed UGS in the United States and in 2008 Innotec in Germany, both companies being leading industrial software vendors in their particular fields.

With its workforce of 60 and a focus in France, Elan Software Systems will be assigned to the Industrial Automation Systems Business Unit.

"Particularly for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, the Elan product range ideally supplements our Simatic IT MES portfolio, which is itself already a leader in its field. Elan has excellent manufacturing process know-how in these industries, where it has been a recognized partner and preferred software supplier to many well-known companies for 20 years. On this foundation we intend to build our worldwide MES software business in these industries," says Ralf-Michael Franke, Business Unit CEO.

"We will be continuing our successful strategy. Our customers can go on counting on our outstanding range of products and services and also rely on a strong partner under the Siemens roof who can offer them security of investment," claims Jean-Pierre Amadio, managing director of Elan Software Systems.

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