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Cambridge is next for global firm’s expansion


Published: 29th June 2011.

A global engineering software company has chosen Cambridge for its UK headquarters, because of the city’s renowned reputation for high-tech industry.

Cambridge MP Julian Huppert will officially open COMSOL Group’s new  offices on July 15th.

COMSOL, which provides software solutions for multiphysics modelling, is moving to the new premises in the same year it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Also in attendance will be COMSOL’s CEO, Svante Littmarck and President, Farhad Saeidi along with the UK’s managing director, Keith Howard.

Speaking of the forthcoming launch, Keith Howard, said: “COMSOL is a fast growing high tech engineering software company and we needed to choose our new location very carefully.

“Cambridge is the perfect place for COMSOL in the UK, as it is the centre for high-tech industries and therefore the right place to recruit and retain the most talented engineers and scientists.

“With a proven track record and a vision as a future leader of the industry, COMSOL’s new office brings with it the possibility of a recruitment drive for local talent in the coming months and years. It also means we are close to our many customers in Cambridge area.”

The industry is second nature to MP Huppert, as he is a qualified scientist with a PhD from Cambridge University.

He said: “I’m delighted that another major global company has chosen Cambridge to establish itself in the UK.

“The city has worked hard to build on the outstanding talent that work here and COMSOL’s new offices are testament to this.

“I’m looking forward to meeting everyone during the opening and watching the business grow in the coming years.”


COMSOL Multiphysics is a software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system. A particular strength is its ability to account for multiphysics phenomena. Optional modules add discipline-specific tools for mechanical, fluid, electromagnetics, and chemical simulations, as well as CAD interoperability.

Founded in 1986, the company has U.S. offices in Burlington, MA, Los Angeles, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. International operations have grown to include offices in the Benelux countries, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Independent distributors of COMSOL Multiphysics are located in Australia, China, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Additional information about the company is available at

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