Siemens Acquires NVH Business from Saab Medav
Phillip Keane posted on March 29, 2019 |

Siemens has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH)end-of-line quality testing business of Saab Medav Technologies GmbH.

Saab Medav is a provider of signal processing, communications intelligence and analysis for air, land and naval applications, as well as NVH solutions for industrial quality testing.

Noise annoys. (Image courtesy of Saab Medav Technologies GmbH.)
Noise annoys. (Image courtesy of Saab Medav Technologies GmbH.)

The addition of Saab Medav NVH will allow Siemens to complement its Simcenter portfolio of testing solutions that provide end-of-line quality testing of combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors and motor driven components and systems.

The technology and team will join the Siemens PLM Software business, which is part of the Siemens Digital Factory Division,and will be incorporated into the Simcenter portfolio of simulation and testing solutions.

The need for more flexible NVH simulation and testing is being accelerated by the growth of electric vehicles, which are known to have low general noise levels that are no longer masked by the noises from combustion engines.

“With the integration of Saab Medav NVH quality testing solutions, Siemens customers can gain the ability to enrich the digital twin of their product design with continuous quality control information from manufacturing.” said Jan Leuridan, senior vice president, Simulation & Test Solutions, Siemens PLM Software.

“This provides unique insight in how production technology and variability in manufacturing lines influence the final product quality. The technology also gives direct feedback on the root cause analysis of possible design issues that appear in manufacturing and generates insight for possible intermediate redesigns. Creating a constant data feedback loop from manufacturing into product design and engineering also supports closing the loop on optimized requirements for future generation product designs.”

“Siemens is one of the market and technology leaders when it comes to NVH test-based engineering and simulation. The combination of the Siemens test-based engineering technologies with the end-of-line technology of Saab Medav will provide a strong basis for future innovation in both application areas,” said Olaf Strama, head of the NVH department at Saab Medav.

“We believe that as part of Siemens, our customers will benefit from an industry-leading development team of NVH testing technology and solutions, including an extensive portfolio of systems and software for data acquisition and smart data analytics. The global reach of Siemens can serve our customers in all key manufacturing areas worldwide, which will help us to strengthen our overall market position.”

The asset sale and purchase transaction is due for completion in the second calendar quarter of 2019.


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