Hexagon AB, a global leader in sensor, software, and autonomous technologies, and Plex Systems, Inc, the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, has announced a new strategic partnership. The global partnership will allow Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and Plex to co-sell Plex MES to Hexagon manufacturing customers, enabling them to take control of the plant floor through full visibility and connectivity and realize the promise of Industry 4.0.
Hexagon and Plex share a vision for smart manufacturing, providing manufacturers with an incremental path to greater automation and Industry 4.0 adoption. Hexagon customers will be able to augment their workflows by streaming quality measurements, engineering data, and other manufacturing information into Plex’s MES, creating a digital system of record in real-time, by utilizing Plex’s robust Manufacturing Execution System (MES) with integrated quality control. By combining Plex and Hexagon’s digital solutions, manufacturers will gain greater visibility and control over their inventory and manufacturing processes, as well as deeper insight, traceability, and opportunities for continuous innovation.
Hexagon and Plex will collaborate on opportunities, initially in Europe and India, where Hexagon prospects and customers require MES. For these manufacturers, the combination of both provides a fully digitalized solution ranging from plant measurement and metrology to end-to-end production management.
Emphasizing that more connected, data-driven approaches to manufacturing are central to bringing better products to market faster and more cost-effectively with confidence, Paolo Guglielmini, President, Manufacturing Intelligence division, Hexagon, added, “Plex brings valuable experience to our customers, and its impressive open MES solution augments our technologies, offering a path to ramp up shop floor efficiency by bringing together data from siloed processes to solve manufacturing problems faster and more collaboratively.”
Against this backdrop, Bill Berutti, CEO, Plex, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Hexagon, an organization that is just as dedicated to delivering smart manufacturing solutions as we are and with a global scale. Smart manufacturing isn’t something that will happen years down the road… it’s real, it’s imperative and it’s happening now.”
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