Axens and CORYS enter into a joint collaboration for digital solutions for process industries

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Axens and CORYS have entered into a global exclusive collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize advanced simulation and training solutions for Axens process technologies based on CORYS’ INDISS PLUS® dynamic simulation software.

The CORYS INDISS PLUS® dynamic simulator gives access to CORYS in-house high fidelity models.  The dynamic simulator provides an accurate representation of the dynamic behavior of Axens process units for training, troubleshooting, and transient operations support during start-up, shutdown, and unexpected operations.

This framework agreement formalizes a successful and close business relationship between the two companies since many years.

Axens’ exclusive cooperation with CORYS, a leading OTS software supplier, consolidates Axens’ refining and petrochemical expertise and CORYS’ know-how in dynamic simulation and software development into one software suite. This strategic cooperation provides Axens’ refining and petrochemical licensees access to proprietary kinetic reactor models, training scenarios, and services throughout the project lifecycle from operator training to operations support.

We are proud to enter into this strategic partnership to more actively integrate CORYS’ products with Axens allowing our mutual clients to improve their training, safety and operations efficiency.
Ralf Gathmann
This partnership strengthens our ability to provide high-quality digital services to our clients, enabling them to improve their operating margin and the reliability of their facilities.
Jean Sentenac
Chairman and CEO of Axens


CORYS ( is a French simulation company owned by Framatome (50%), EDF (25%) and IFP Training (25%). CORYS has its headquarters in Grenoble (France) with subsidiaries in the United-States (CORYS Inc. in Jacksonville & Houston), China (HKD in Beijing & Xi’an), India (CORYS Simulation Systems Pvt Ltd in Pune) and Cyprus (HyperionRSI Simulation). The company has been supplying training and engineering simulators for more than 30 years to the Transportation, Power, Oil & Gas and Chemical industries using engineering grade modelling tools, virtual environments and control room replica and/or emulations.

CORYS is today an established leader of replica dynamic simulators with over 3700 simulators delivered worldwide. CORYS employs 360 engineers and scientists worldwide and has revenues of 60m€.

About Axens

Axens ( is a group providing a complete range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates as well as all of natural gas' treatment and conversion options. The offer includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services. Axens is ideally positioned to cover the entire value chain, from feasibility study to unit start-up and follow-up throughout the entire unit cycle life. This unique position ensures the highest level of performance with a reduced environmental footprint. Axens global offer is based on highly trained human resources, modern production facilities and an extended global network for industrial, technical supports & commercial services. Axens is an IFP Group company.


Press Contacts:

For CORYS: Sylvie Genin-Lomier – Email: Tel: +33 4 76 28 82 52

For Axens: Corinne Garriga - Email: – Tel.: +33 1 47 14 25 14