“With the acquisition of Gemcom, coupled with our 3D Experience platform capabilities, our objective is to model and simulate our planet, improving predictability, efficiency, safety and sustainability within the natural resources industry and beyond,” said Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “To support this ambitious goal, we have created a new brand, Geovia. Raw material provisioning and long term resource availability is a major concern for society. This announcement is a significant step toward fulfilling our purpose of providing 3-D experiences for imagining sustainable innovations to harmonize products, nature and life.”

Today’s mining industry, the primary user of Gemcom’s software, is growing quickly. There are more than 5,500 operating mines worldwide and approximately 15,000 mining projects. The associated mining software market is experiencing strong growth, with third-party analysts estimating a double digit trend for the foreseeable future.

“This acquisition will clearly benefit Gemcom’s customer base, bringing global support and enterprise collaboration. Advanced technologies in 3-D modeling and simulation will not only enable engineers and geologists to model and visualize resources but also improve sustainable mine productivity,” said Rick Moignard, president and CEO, Gemcom. “We believe that with Dassault Systèmes’ support we will be able to address global issues for our customers as a real partner. None of our competitors can match that in this industry.” Moignard will become the CEO of the newly created Geovia brand, after completion of the Gemcom acquisition.