Our series “SimPlan turns 30” / Part 13 – Founding of SimPlan Dresden
In October 2015, SimPlan founded its first branch in the new federal states with Karsten Beyer as branch manager.
SimPlan took over the Institute for Construction Technology and Plant Design (IKA Dresden) in Dresden. Since 1992, IKA Dresden had been operated as a private research institute by Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Joachim Hennig with a focus on the analysis, simulation and optimisation of plants and processes in processing and packaging technology. This location is thus also celebrating its 30th anniversary.
The office in the Dresden Technology Centre specialises in the analysis and optimisation of complex manufacturing and packaging plants for the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. It supports plant manufacturers (suppliers) and plant operators (users) of processing and packaging plants with weak point analyses, simulation studies and improvement concepts for the optimal design and efficiency increase of their manufacturing and packaging plants.
The Dresden team around Karsten Beyer is the developer of PacSi – the only industry-oriented process simulation system for the packaging industry. This is used to carry out simulation services for the analysis and design of extensive packaging systems.
Another focus is on simulation projects in the areas of manufacturing and assembly as well as intralogistics. A large proportion of the projects come from the automotive, pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries as well as mechanical engineering.
In addition to the range of services, the Dresden location is also in intensive exchange and contact with research institutions and universities, such as the Technical University of Dresden and the Hanover University of Applied Sciences. In addition to participating in research projects in the field of processing and packaging systems, this also includes teaching activities and guest lectures by Karsten Beyer.