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The consortium of eight organisations brings together two Universities (University of Bamberg and ECN), one major European research establishment (TWI), two composite manufacturers and end users (FAC and AGI-F, of which FAC is the 6th largest Automotive tier 1 supplier and AGI-F is one of the main aircraft manufacturer), one commercial software vendor (ESI) and two specialized SMEs (LOIRETCH and ETS) from four different countries. The participating SMEs contribute excellence in specific technologies: manufacture of bespoke tooling (LOIRETECH), process control systems and bespoke equipment (ETS) and virtual manufacturing tools (ESI). Their participation in SIMUTOOL will be vital to the project’s success. These SMEs expect, through their participation in SIMUTOOL, to further increase their competitiveness in their areas of expertise.

Four different countries are represented in SIMUTOOL:: five beneficiaries from France, one from United Kingdom, one from Greece and one from Germany. Although French companies dominate the consortium, all the industrial partners from France have a strong international presence throughout Europe, and internationally. LOIRETECH has a subsidiary in Canada, and ESI has a number of sites across Europe (their expertise in modelling electromagnetic fields resides at their Swedish site). AGI-F is the biggest aircraft manufacturer in Europe and, with Boeing, dominates the aircraft market. Therefore, SIMUTOOL has a strong international appeal, and ensures efficient dissemination of results throughout Europe. In total, the above partnership ensures an efficient cooperation, state-of-the-art knowledge, and access to all necessary information for achieving the objectives of the project and avoiding duplication of work which has been already been performed in other projects.

  • TWI avatar TWI Ltd (UK)TWI is one of Europe's largest independent research and technology organisations. TWI is a non-profit distributing, membership-based company, with 3,500 members from sixty countries around the world.
  • Loiretech avatar Loiretech Mauves (France)Loiretech is a leading designer and manufacturer of tooling for large and complex composite parts, including preforming, moulding and trimming tools. Their main customers belong to the commercial aerospace, automotive, and defence industries...
  • ECN logo Ecole Centrale De Nantes (France)The GeM Institute (UMR-C 6183) at Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN) develops advanced model and simulation from the microscopic to the macroscopic level for composite material processing. The GeM Institute is a Joint Research Unit (JRU – UMR 6183), and...
  • ETS avatar Engineering Technology Solutions E.E. (Greece)Engineering Technology Solutions (ETS) is a new, high technology limited partnership (LP) SME, founded in 2013, offering expertise and innovative solutions in the areas of industrial measurements/automation and process monitoring. The philosophy of...
  • ESI avatar ESI Group (France)ESI Group (ESI) is a pioneer and world-leading provider in virtual prototyping that takes into account the physics of materials. ESI boasts a unique know-how in virtual product engineering, based on an integrated suite of coherent, industry-oriented...
  • Otto avatar OTTO-Friedrich Universitaet Bamberg (Germany)The University of Bamberg is a medium-sized institution whose academic profile is formed by the core areas of the humanities, social sciences, economics and business administration, and the human sciences. These are rounded out by programmes in...
  • Faurecia avatar Faurecia Automotive Composites (France)Faurecia Automotive Composites (FAC), a division of Faurecia SA, and the sixth largest automotive supplier worldwide, is a market leader in injection and compression moulding technologies.
  • Airbus avatar Airbus Group SAS (France)Airbus Group Innovations (AGI-F) is the Airbus Group's global research and technology network. In addition to primary locations in Munich/Ottobrunn and Paris/Suresnes, it also has branches in Getafe in Spain, Newport and Filton in UK, Toulouse,...