Project VISION


"Let affordable and easy-to-use CFD simulation software for SMEs be common SENSE"



Our Company

Engineering Software Steyr GmbH (ESS) is a software development company and essentially specialized in simulation solutions for the automotive and paint industry. The company was founded in early 2015 following a long tradition in its former affiliation to MAGNA POWERTRAIN, yet act completely independent as a stand-alone company.

The products of ESS are originally designed for a niche in the Automotive industry. With ALSIM we can cover the whole paint shop process starting at the pre-treatment procedures and ending with baking operations. As every CAD file needs an extensive and complex pre-processing (meshing) before using it in simulation tools, we developed our fully automated software-tool MERGE. MERGE is the first step to operate with branches next to the Automotive since pre-processing is necessary for all kind of simulation (as far as standard methods such as Finite Elements or Finite Volumes are in use). Our third software, SENSE, completely opens almost every industrial sector. With SENSE, we can simulate almost every fluid/ fluid or fluid-solid interaction which is used next to Automotive in Aerospace, Maritime Industry, Oil and Gas, Medicine, Geophysics and much more.

Our academically skilled team (>50% PhD) perfectly combines R&D activities with ongoing research funding. As a result, our company defines the state-of-the-art in many areas ranging from automotive industry to environmental simulations. Thus, many renown customers such as AUDI or Daimler are engaged in a close partnership with us, starting from the very beginning of ESS.

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