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AVL Acquires Dacolt

Fast, High-Quality CFD Analysis

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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.

With more than 12,200 employees, AVL is one of the world's leading mobility technology companies for development, simulation, and testing in the automotive industry and in other sectors such as rail, marine, and energy. Based on extensive in-house research activities, AVL delivers concepts, technology solutions, methodologies, and development tools for a greener, safer, and better world of mobility and beyond.

AVL supports international partners and customers in their sustainable and digital transformation. The focus lies on the areas of electrification, software, AI and automation. In addition, AVL supports companies in energy-intensive sectors on their way to a greener and more efficient energy generation and supply.

Innovation is AVL's passion. Together with an international network of experts at more than 90 locations and 45 Tech and Engineering Centers worldwide, AVL is driving the future of mobility. In 2023, the company generated a turnover of 2.05 billion Euros, of which 10 % are invested in R&D activities.

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