Siemens recently acquired COMSA Computer and Software GmbH, which develops software for electrical systems design and wire harness engineering. The COMSA team and technology will join the Mentor business, a part of Siemens PLM Software, where it will add key harness engineering and design Data Analytics capabilities to the Siemens product range. Through this acquisition, Siemens plans to extend the delivery of new technology offerings worldwide that address disruption in the automotive harness industry caused by megatrends, such as, autonomous driving and electric vehicles. Siemens’ Capital™ software, part of the portfolio of recently acquired Mentor Graphics, extends from electrical/electronic architecture development through electrical systems design and service into wire harness design and manufacture. The addition of COMSA adds key harness engineering and design data analytics technologies, with strong support for new data standards emerging, especially in Europe.
Elaborating on the acquisition, Tony Hemmelgarn, President and CEO, Siemens PLM Software, said, “The combination of Siemens and COMSA solutions and specialist staff will take electrical systems and harness engineering to the new levels needed to meet the demands of electrical and autonomous vehicle development and provide deeply integrated technical capabilities that will benefit COMSA and Siemens customers worldwide.”
Sharing his thoughts, Josef Biermeier, CEO of COSMA, quoted, “With Siemens’ acquisition, COMSA will be able to participate and contribute to the growing market in ways and location that it could not have reached alone. The strength of COMSA’s LDorado software in wire harness engineering and analytics is a perfect complement to the Capital portfolio developed by Mentor.”