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Cogiscan and Critical Manufacturing Announce Strategic PartnershipNovember 13, 2019 | Cogiscan Inc.
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Cogiscan, the leading connectivity solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, has partnered with Critical Manufacturing to deliver Smart Factory solutions for electronics manufacturers. Critical Manufacturing’s Augmented MES solutions, in combination with Cogiscan’s Co-NECT machine connectivity technology, will deliver solutions that allow electronics manufacturers to achieve the digital transformation necessary to revolutionize their operations. Critical Manufacturing, Porto (Maia), Portugal, is a worldwide leader in the area of MES for Industry 4.0.
The joint solutions resulting from this partnership will deliver both the deep machine connectivity and robust MES business logic enabling the high performance necessary to succeed in a highly competitive, rapidly changing environment. The end result will be enhanced productivity and quality for customers through modern, data-driven manufacturing execution.
Cogiscan has been partnering for many years with ASM SMT Solutions, the primary SMT equipment business segment of ASMPT, which made a strategic investment in Critical Manufacturing during August of 2018. Therefore, this new partnership with Critical Manufacturing is a natural extension of that successful long-term collaboration.
“As Industry and individual companies proceed along the path of Smart Factory Evolution, it becomes more and more apparent that data is the new oil that will enable many of the changes we are predicting and seeing within manufacturing. Cogiscan’s experience in providing connectivity solutions within the SMT Market and large library of existing machine interfaces will provide a valuable resource for us as we continue to provide advanced and robust MES solutions for Industry 4.0, AR/ AI, and leveraging Big Data for our customers”, said Dave Trail VP – SMT & Electronics Business Unit at Critical Manufacturing.
Greg Benoit, Director of Business Development at Cogiscan, added, “Cogiscan is excited to collaborate with a global leader like Critical Manufacturing. Our Co-NECT platform, combined with Critical Manufacturing’s Industry-4.0 ready MES platform, will help customers realize their vision of the factory of the future.”
About Cogiscan Inc.
Cogiscan is the leading track, trace and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry. The scalable Cogiscan platform perfectly integrates with all major equipment types and is highly configurable to enable a personalized solution to each customer’s specific production needs. Since 1999 Cogiscan has attained several international patents for TTC hardware and software and has won multiple awards throughout the years. For more information, visit www.cogiscan.com.
About Critical Manufacturing
Critical Manufacturing provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations.
As a result, customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit www.criticalmanufacturing.com.
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