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Citect Enjoys Growth in Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Market by Delivering High Returns to Resource Leaders

December 092004
Western Mining Corporation Resources and BHP Billiton Iron Ore Select CitectIIM™ as Process Improvement Solution

Sydney, Australia – Citect, (ASX: CTL), a global provider of production process improvement solutions, has been awarded contracts with Western Mining Corporation (WMC) Resources and BHP Billiton Iron Ore to supply CitectIIM. The software contracts are worth AUD300K and AUD380K respectively.

“Citect is enjoying working with leading resource companies like BHP Billiton and WMC by providing high value CitectIIM solutions that improve the performance of existing plant assets”, said Frank Volckmar, General Manager, Australia, Citect.

“Results and feedback from working with customers to drive operational benefits has been very positive and is increasing demand for CitectIIM. We are now developing sales and integration channels for further expansion”, continued Mr. Volckmar.

WMC Olympic Dam Operations implemented a CitectIIM solution as an integral part of its Mine Reliability Program. Increased productivity was realised in only 6 months and WMC acknowledges that this could not have been achieved without the utilisation of CitectIIM.

BHP Billiton Iron Ore has purchased CitectIIM software to assist with its e2e project which is part of a long-term operational improvement commitment. The outcomes of this high profile project include supply chain visibility and plant level process improvement through the company’s mining, rail and port operations.

"It is critical for companies such as Citect to build a credible installed base for their manufacturing performance solutions”, according to Craig Resnick, Research Director, ARC Advisory Group. “Many companies can propose solutions, but a much smaller subset can point to major users who are actually both implementing their solutions and realising the promised return on investment based on their production process improvement metrics."

Citect is seeing increasing demand for its Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions (MES) worldwide and is growing through new account acquisition and increased account penetration. This is the case for one of the largest automotive companies in Europe, which is now implementing CitectIIM at a second site. In the last four months alone, Citect has signed projects with a large multi-energy producer in the US, and a major mining company in South Africa, with further projects in the pipeline.

About Citect
Citect is a worldwide leader in industrial automation and manufacturing enterprise solutions, and is the largest independent vendor in its field, in the world. In terms of both revenue and market share, Citect is one of the top 5 multinational technology companies in Australia and works with over 85% of leading Australian Manufacturers. Its CitectHMI/SCADA, Citect Plant2Business and CitectIIM software are complemented by professional services, customer support and training. These solutions are enhanced by strong partner programs and are sold in numerous industries, including mining, metals, food and beverage, facilities monitoring, gas pipelines, pharmaceuticals and power distribution. Citect is headquartered in Sydney Australia, has 15 offices in Australia, USA, Europe, China and Africa, and its products are distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide. Please visit www.citect.com.
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