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Invensys Operations Management, a global provider of technology systems, software solutions and consulting services to the process and manufacturing industries, have announced that Wonderware Scandinavia, a wholly-owned distributor within Invensys Operations Management, has been appointed a network partner by Preactor International, the worlds leading specialist planning and scheduling software company.
As a Preactor network partner, Wonderware Scandinavia will help continue and extend Preactors growth in Denmark, Sweden and Norway by providing the complete range of Wonderware manufacturing execution systems (MES) and enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) software solutions embedded with Preactor technology, including Preactors advance planning and scheduling (APS) software.
Invensys Operations Management and Preactor International are not new to each other. Last year, the two companies cemented their alliance with the integration of the Preactor Finite Capacity Scheduling module in the Wonderware Operations systems. The two companies were also jointly selected by Chr. Hansen, a leading Danish biotech and food ingredient supplier, to provide Wonderware MES and EMI software for global deployment. Preactor will deliver production planning and scheduling software, connecting Chr. Hansens plant floor through the Wonderware MES layer.
We are really excited about our partnership with Preactor, said Christopher Ashworth, managing director for Wonderware Scandinavia. They provide a proven complementary APS solution for our customers, and our collaboration has led to the development of Preactors APS module, which is basically a bolt-on solution to Wonderware MES software solutions.
The Chr. Hansen project builds on the growing relationship between two industry leaders, leveraging renowned MES, EMI and APS software and expertise. Anticipated benefits include the ability to compare data across production sites, as well as the ability to access global and local data to improve allocations for batch production.
We are delighted to extend our working relationship with Invensys Operations Management and Wonderware, as there is a very close fit between our products and our approach to our customers, said Mike Novels, chief executive officer, Preactor. Manufacturers throughout the world are increasingly aware of the need to link their complex shop-floor activities with the detailed, agile production planning and scheduling requirements necessary for success in todays real-time business environment.
Chr. Hansen had a need not just to combine the proven APS and MES benefits that both Preactor and Invensys are renowned for, but also for a solution that could be deployed globally, Ashworth said. Here again our combined ability to work with Chr. Hansen both globally and at a local level demonstrates the synergy between Invensys and Preactor, and I anticipate that this could be just the first of many such projects we will work on together.
About Preactor International
Preactor International is a world leader in production planning and scheduling software used by a wide range of businesses. Frequently integrated with ERP, MES and Supply Chain Management solutions, Preactors breakthrough technology is used by more than 2,300 small, medium and large multinational companies located in 65 countries.