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Citect and MESware Form Strategic Partnership to Extend and Distribute Ampla

September 192005
Sydney, Australia – Citect, one of the world’s largest, independent real-time intelligence software companies, and MESware, Belgium-based MES* solution provider, today announced a strategic business partnership that will see them collaborate in the development of analysis and control modules to be included in future releases of Ampla. Additionally, MESware and Citect intend to join forces in the promotion, integration and support of MES solutions throughout the European food & beverage market.

“As part of our strategy to provide fully-fledged MES solutions geared to the needs of our customers’ business requirements, we are extremely pleased to be partnering with Citect. Ampla allows us to provide our customers base with an all-in-one, value-added MES platform offering an architecture that is ready to face future business opportunities and support long-term growth,” said Lieven Decorte, President, MESware.

Citect and MESware will be targeting large companies in the food & beverage industry, to analyze their MES business needs and advise on the MES integration workflow.

“We aim to increase market share by offering combined MES know-how and insights to potential customers in order to help them increase business efficiency and improve product quality. By collecting data from distributed sources across the enterprise and converting this data into easy-to-understand, real-time intelligence for prioritized decision-making, production planning and execution can be synchronized,” added Decorte.

“As a solution provider, we will benefit greatly from the profound, field experience of MESware’s team of integration experts, and strongly believe that this partnership will open up new business opportunities for both our companies,” concludes Alexandra Armitage, Ampla Manager, Citect, Europe.

The alliance also includes the collaboration between development teams of both companies to exchange technological know-how in order to extend Ampla functionalities. MESware plans the development of innovative MES modules including centralized labelling & label printer control and warehousing. The products will be licensed under an OEM* relationship and will be distributed globally through Citect’s extensive worldwide marketing and sales channels.

* MES – Manufacturing Execution Systems
* OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer

About Citect
Citect is the leading, independent global provider of industrial automation, real-time intelligence, and next generation manufacturing execution systems (MES). Leveraging open technologies, CitectHMI/SCADA and Ampla connect to multiple plant and business systems. Our products are complemented by professional services, customer support and training, and sold in numerous industries including mining, metals, food and beverage, manufacturing, facilities, water, gas pipelines, power distribution and pharmaceuticals. Citect is headquartered in Sydney Australia, has 19 offices in Oceania, South-East Asia, China and Japan, North and South America, Europe, Africa and the Middle-East, and its products are distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide. Please visit www.citect.com for further information.

About MESware
Established in 2003, MES solution provider and systems integrator MESware delivers solutions to a large number of leading European fresh and frozen food processing plants. MESware focuses on the growing need for data synchronisation between ERP and shopfloor in hybrid manufacturing environments (batch & continuous). Based on the ISA-95 industry standard, MESware develops and integrates configurable solutions for real-time production and quality analysis, label management, planning & scheduling, traceability, etc. leveraging decision support information that allows to improve performance, efficiency, quality.


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