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Press Release: AVL Acquires Dacolt

Graz-based AVL List GmbH, a high-tech company with operations around the world, has acquired innovative software specialist Dacolt, based in Maastricht, Netherlands. Within the scope of AVL’s Advanced Simulation Technologies, Dacolt will help to create new simulation applications in the field of industrial combustion. AVL CEO Helmut List: “This is a major move toward expanding and strengthening AVL’s expertise.”

Gotthard Rainer, Vice President AVL Advanced Simulation Technologies: “Dacolt’s software guarantees engineers a highly accurate prediction of the combustion process in an unbeatably short time.”

“After the development and successful market launch of Tabkin®, establishing a strategic partnership with a strong market leader was the next logical step”, Ferry Tap, who founded Dacolt around ten years ago, explained.

Dacolt is known for its state-of-the-art detailed chemistry software Tabkin® and CFD engineering services (CFD – computational fluid dynamics) for engine-related and industrial combustion applications. With its innovative tools and expertise, Dacolt supports customers in achieving their fuel efficiency and emission reduction goals.

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for the development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has more than 8,050 employees all over the world. In 2015, sales revenues reached EUR 1.27 billion.