Indra acquires the simulator company Simumak | Economy

Indra has acquired 100% of Simumak, a Spanish company part of the NTT Data group, specialized in tactical training solutions. The acquired company, with a presence especially in Spain and Latin America, has delivered to date more than 5,000 simulators in twenty countries, which have contributed to the training of more than 20 million people. The amount of the operation has not been made public.

With this operation, Indra intends to strengthen itself in the field of simulation with new solutions and capabilities and will also be able to develop more agile tactical training systems that civil and military clients are demanding, according to the company in a statement.

The simulation sector is undergoing a profound transformation with the emergence of new technologies linked to artificial intelligence, virtual reality or gamification, as well as the growing need for interoperability in systems. “Clients are increasingly looking for end-to-end solutions that cover their complete training needs, not only at the most demanding and advanced levels, for which Indra develops top-level simulators, but also at earlier stages, in which more functional simulators such as those that Simumak designs and produces are required”, indicated the company chaired by Marc Murtra.

“This operation is in line with our strategy of making acquisitions that contribute to further accelerating our international growth in areas with strong potential, both in the civil and military spheres. Indra and Simumak present a high degree of complementarity both in their professional teams and in their offer and client base. This will allow us to offer a broader portfolio of training solutions and explore significant new business opportunities. Likewise, the collaboration is expected to multiply development capabilities and provide notable improvements in production times”, highlighted Ignacio Mataix, CEO of Indra.

For his part, David Morán, CEO of Simumak, pointed out that “Simumak joins the Indra group as an independent company with its own product, the result of its knowledge and experience in Spain and Latin America over the last 15 years, and with capabilities scalable for the provision of services and training solutions. Being part of Indra will help us strengthen our offer, improve our international presence and have the business and operational capabilities of a company that is a global leader in the sector”.

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