The two companies have enjoyed a successful relationship since March of 2000 when KKE became a distributor for NIKA’s family of analysis products in Japan. “NIKA’s technology makes it easy to integrate simulation into the design cycle; therefore, turning a true implementation of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) into reality” stated Tsuyoshi Sumiya, Director of Marketing of the SBD Marketing and Sales Dept. at KKE. “NIKA’s products are very complementary to our Simulation Based Design approach which has already helped many Japanese companies increase their productivity and profits” added Sumiya. ”KKE’s unparalleled sales and marketing expertise has resulted in the adoption of our technology at blue chip companies such as Matsushita, Hitachi, Canon, Mitsubishi, Toshiba, NEC, Olympus, Sanyo, Kawasaki, Fujitsu, Suzuki and Ricoh” mentioned Roland Feldhinkel, chief executive officer and president of NIKA GmbH. “Our continued collaboration will ensure easy access to NIKA technology to all companies within the expanded region”, added Feldhinkel.
NIKA GmbH was founded in 1999 and develops fluid flow and heat transfer simulation software such as COSMOSFloWorks, EFD.Lab and EFD.V5. Its programs are based on the principles of Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD). EFD is a radically different approach from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). While based on the same mathematical foundation as CFD programs, EFD programs speak the language of the engineer. NIKA GmbH is a worldwide operating company with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. NIKA products are marketed by selected resellers in USA, Japan, Australia, France, UK, Benelux, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain and many other countries of the world. NIKA’s customer list includes more than 700 companies such as Intel, NEC, LG Electronics, Siemens, Thyssen, RWE, Miele, Friedrich Grohe, Continental, Delphi, TRW, Fuji Film, Eastman Kodak, Northrop Grumman, OCE, Nasa, Bell Helicopter and Dräger.
Since its foundation in 1959, Kozo Keikaku Engineering INC has offered software sales and development services using the latest IT technologies. KKE's customers are from a diverse range of industries such as: construction, manufacturing, network, multimedia, information communication, mobile communications and so on. The SBD Sales and Marketing division of KKE is mainly focused on sales, support and consulting of CAE software including structural analysis, thermal flow, mold flow, motion, and has been the master distributor of NIKA software since March 2000 in Japan, and has sold more than 200 licenses. SBD has around 1000 customers in various industries such as electronics, automotive, heavy industries, aerospace, machinery, consumer products etc.