Technology and services for innovation intelligence

Altair’s corporate culture thrives on seeking out business and technology firsts to radically change the way organizations design products and make decisions.

Founded in 1985, Altair is focused on the development and application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,600 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA with more than 45 offices throughout 20 countries, and serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments.

Our passion is developing and applying technology in new and inventive ways to help our clients succeed through increased innovation intelligence.

We innovate constantly in the way we design, the products we create and the business models we experiment with. We aggressively employ our software tools and product development methods, leveraging high-performance computing and data analytics, so that we can play an enabling role in the great things our clients are accomplishing. We strongly believe that bringing simulation software and rapid manufacturing technology forward in the design process can be a source of inspiration along with a winning response to accelerated product lifecycles.


Article Image"Altair is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to transportation software. Altair’s software will benefit the lives of millions of people, whether they realize it or not, as they sit in planes, trains and automobiles." - Forbes

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Article Image"The software offers up the most efficient design possible, based on massive amounts of data, often creating shapes human engineers would be unlikely to imagine." - Wall Street Journal
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Article Image"The software analyzes stresses on a prototype part, suggesting areas that can be thinned or eliminated. Then the revised part is analyzed again, over several iterations or generations ." - New York Times
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