Dassault Systèmes SA

09/22/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2020 23:12

GEA Uses Dassault Systèmes’ Simulation Technology in Plans to Safely Reopen Its Cafeteria for 1,900 Employees

GEA is now using the simulation results to identify and implement an effective risk management strategy for a safer cafeteria environment. This includes altering entrances, exits and seating layouts, separating the cafeteria's kitchen from its catering area, modifying the ventilation system, and adopting additional safety measures that protect kitchen staff.

'Simulation provided us with a valuable learning experience and will play a major role in our decision-making as we plan to reopen our cafeteria, which is an important gathering space for all our employees,' said Erich Nitzsche, Vice President Engineering Standards & Services, GEA. 'The results from our collaboration with Dassault Systèmes exceeded our expectations and showed a different story from what we were expecting. Thanks to simulation, we can be more purposeful in our thinking as we solve problems to ensure the health and safety of our employees and reduce the negative impacts on our business. Selecting Dassault Systèmes was a winning initiative for us.'

GEA plans to share videos showing the simulation results to employees, to clearly communicate why and how new measures were taken, and technology's role in this strategy.

'Virtual worlds revolutionize our relationship with knowledge and open up tremendous possibilities,' said Klaus Löckel, Managing Director, EUROCENTRAL, Dassault Systèmes. 'Our SIMULIA applications reveal the invisible by representing the time and space of a behavior that evolves in its environment. GEA can understand and act on this behavior in response to the coronavirus crisis with a program that prioritizes employee well-being.'