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Toyota Material Handling Europe Selects MSC Software Solutions to Optimize Designs

Leading Material Handling Solutions Manufacturer Relies on SimXpert to Develop Durable & Reliable Equipment (April 26, 2012)

SANTA ANA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/12 -- MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) selected SimXpert Motion for the modeling and analysis of forklift structures for customized material handling equipment.

Toyota Material Handling Europe is located in Mjölby, Sweden and provides optimized solutions that help businesses of all sizes across Europe meet today's materials handling challenges. The group relies on the wealth of experience accumulated over many years of operation for the design of a wide range of advanced Toyota and BT branded products.

Due to market growth in Europe and the need for equipment design customization for European customers, the engineering department of Toyota Material Handling Europe needed to develop its own competency in dynamic simulation and dynamic truck behavior. They want to be able to quickly address specific customer requirements in order to better serve their markets.

"Through MSC Software's simulation technology, we are able to optimize complex welded forklift structures and validate behavior of the forklift before building any physical prototypes," said Magnus Malmberg, Manager Load & Structural Simulation at Toyota Material Handling. "This helps us optimize product durability so we can offer high quality, customized and innovative equipment to our clients."


"We are very proud that Toyota Material Handling Europe has selected our software solutions for advanced modeling and simulation of their material handling solutions," said Kais Bouchiba, Senior Vice-President EMEA at MSC Software. "Our solutions meet their mandatory criteria which included CATIA interoperability, ease of use, and affordability. We are convinced that MSC's CAE Solutions will help Toyota Material Handling Europe design even better and more innovative products in a cost effective manner. We want to extend our thanks to our distributor in Sweden, CAE Value AB, who was instrumental in making this collaboration possible."

About Toyota Material Handling:
Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) helps businesses of all sizes across Europe meet today's materials handling challenges with a full range of Toyota counterbalanced forklift trucks, BT warehouse equipment, and services and added value solutions, including service contracts, short term rental, used trucks and the Toyota I_Site Fleet Management Solution. Active in more than 30 countries across Europe and with headquarters in Sweden, TMHE has a European Office in Brussels and production centers in Ancenis (France), Bologna (Italy) and Mjölby (Sweden). With about 4,500 service engineers, around 7,500 employees, along with a network of independent distributors and dealers, TMHE is the European regional organization of Toyota Material Handling Group (TMHG), which is part of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) -- the global leader in materials handling equipment. For more information on TMHE, visit www.toyota-forklifts.eu

About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,000 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com

The MSC Software corporate logo, Simulating Reality, MSC Nastran, Adams, Actran, Dytran, Easy5, Marc, Patran, Mentat, MSC, Masterkey, Masterkey Plus, Mvision, SimDesigner, SimManager, and SimXpert are trademarks or registered trademarks of the MSC Software Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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