VI-grade expands simulation capabilities

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An Imtec Engineering built vehicle simulator is in use by Daimler

Simulator provider acquires hardware expert to enhance its product line of simulation systems.

Virtual prototyping software company, VI-grade has bought out its long term partner, IMTEC Engineering. IMTEC has been in the simulator systems market since 2003 and specialises in the production of the required hardware for such systems, which complements the expertise that VI-grade has in software.

By acquiring the company, VI-grade is able to supplement its R&D team, enhance its manufacturing and production capabilities and expand its global distribution and maintenance operation.

According to Bob Ryan, President at VI-grade, IMTEC has been a key partner and supplier to VI-grade for many years and this move represents an excellent opportunity to combine forces to create a powerhouse in the vehicle simulator marketplace.

“By blending the software pedigree and expertise of VI-grade with the mechatronic hardware expertise of IMTEC, VI-grade is positioning itself to more rapidly scale its global simulator business.”

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