znt-Richter und Critical Manufacturing, Porto have closed a co-operative agreement to the distri-bution of complete MES solutions based on the product cmNavigo in the region Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
“The German speaking countries in Europe represent some of the strongest growth in the advanced manufacturing industries we serve. With a knowledgeable workforce and more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing IT solutions, znt-Richter is a great partner for us” says Jeff Peabody, Critical Manufacturing’s VP of Sales and Business Development. “Joining the strengths of our product with znt’s quality system integration services allows us to have strong representation, deployment, and support capabilities close to our customers in this important region and will open new opportunities for both companies.”
cmNavigo is a lean MES solution developed from the ground up on proven Microsoft technologies which provide extensive benefits and lower total cost of ownership. The system is completely scalable making it ideal for small R&D environments to large scale high volume production facilities.
A full range of MES capabilities including: WIP tracking, Genealogy, Traceability, Routing & Dispatching, Dashboards & reports, SPC, Data collection, Exception management, Failure catalogue, Equipment management and many others, facilitate increased control, visibility and productivity for manufacturers seeking higher profitability and a competitive edge.
“Europe’s strength as a production location is based on the power of innovation, engineering skills and in the quality of skilled labor resources”, says Hans Mayer, COO of znt GmbH. “In order to compensate for the higher labor expenses, European manufacturers need optimal and highly automated production processes. As znt-Richter company group, offering production automation systems, we see significant need for MES solutions, not only within the semiconductor field but also in many other industries. The long term experience of Critical Manufacturing in the MES domain and the leading edge technology implemented in cmNavigo MES product form the ideal base to provide solutions with highest value to our customers”.