Commercial Partners

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Commercial Partners 2021

ATS Global

ATS Global B.V. is the independent solution provider for Smart Digital Transformation worldwide. We provide products and services for all three levels of the automation pyramid; control, execution and information. ATS is an innovative, strategic knowledge partner offering following areas of expertise: Smart Manufacturing / Industry 4.0, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES/MOM), Automation & IT, Quality Management, Lean & Six Sigma, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Application Packaging & Virtualisation. Since our foundation in 1986, we have developed business activities specifically designed to support the full lifecycle of automation, quality and IT systems: ATS Support Services, ATS Consulting, ATS Projects, ATS Partners & Products, ATS Software Development, ATS Training & Workshops. Our experience, your success.

www.ats-global.com

Buck Consultants International

Buck Consultants International is one of the global leaders in developing comprehensive manufacturing and supply chain footprint/location strategies and selecting sites for new operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa; the US; and the Asia Pacific region (including China and India). BCI has offices in Europe in Nijmegen, The Hague (both the Netherlands), London, Frankfurt, in APAC in Shanghai and Singapore (for the whole region, including India) and in the US in Atlanta, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. In the last 36 years we worked for more than 1,000 clients including companies like ABB, Abbott, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Baxter Healthcare, Becton Dickinson, Biotronik, Boston Scientific, BP, Celgene, Cisco, Columbia Sportswear, Cytec, Danone, Donaldson, Edwards Lifesciences, Emerson, ExxonMobil, Gentherm, IKEA, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Microsoft, Mitutoyo, Michael Kors, Mondelez, NCR, Nestle, Novartis, Novocure, O’Neill, Philips, Pitney Bowes, Roche, Sandvik, SAP, Shell, Urban Outfitters VF Corporation, and Yamaha. Our dedicated professionals have the experience and expertise to assist you with realigning your company’s footprint to accommodate geographic growth, geopolitical uncertainties and to improve the bottom line. 

Mathijs Pronk, Principal Consultant, +31 24 3790222, mathijs.pronk@bciglobal.com.

www.bciglobal.com

CC-Link Partner Association

The CLPA is an international organisation founded in 2000. For over 20 years, the CLPA has been dedicated to the technical development and promotion of the CC-Link family of open automation networks. The CLPA's key technology is CC-Link IE TSN, the world's first open industrial Ethernet to combine gigabit bandwidth with Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), making it the leading solution for Industry 4.0 applications. Currently the CLPA has almost 4,000 member companies worldwide, and more than 2,400 compatible products available from over 360 manufacturers. Around 30 million devices using CLPA technology are in use worldwide.

eu.cc-link.org

Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, serves 220,000 users across 140 countries, providing virtual universes for sustainable innovation.

DELMIA is a Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers Digital Continuity across the virtual and real worlds of manufacturing to engineer, operate, and optimize your global industrial processes.

DELMIA Engineering applications drive manufacturing innovation by virtually defining, planning, creating, monitoring, and controlling all production processes.

DELMIA Operations solutions help global manufacturers transform their global operations to achieve and sustain operational excellence.

DELMIA Optimization capabilities enable finite capacity planning, scheduling, synchronization and optimization for complex and batch business processes across all planning horizons.

As part of Dassault Systèmes, it’s Quintiq’s mission to solve the world’s planning puzzles using a single platform.

Quintiq supply chain planning and optimization solution increases visibility, prevents data silos and facilitates better collaboration both internally and with supply chain partners. It covers the entire supply chain from end to end across all planning horizons from strategic, via tactical to operational planning.

Quintiq’s integrated planning empowers your business processes to drive performance, beat the competition and maximize profits. At the click of a button, Quintiq optimizes hundreds of thousands of operations. Applied locally it optimizes sourcing, distribution, production and inventory. Applied globally it optimizes the entire supply chain, insulates it against risk and prepares for any eventualities.

www.3ds.com

Elisa IndustrIQ

Elisa IndustrIQ brings clarity into complexity of plant management and automation. The solution enables intelligent optimization and productivity improvement from a single process to the whole factory. With real-time data, advanced analytics and 3D visualization into every part of the production, you can spot deviations in real-time, simulate changes, optimize processes and establish ‘golden operation’ benchmarks. This helps manufacturers increase the productivity, quality and uptime of their operations.

Elisa has a proven track record with several large industrial customers, helping them reach concrete and significant results. Elisa is also participating in the European 4.0 Transformation Center in Aachen, which focuses on helping manufacturers realize agile digital transformation in their operations.

www.elisa.com/iot

FPT

FPT is a global services provider with 36,000 employees across 26 countries. The company assists customers of all sizes and industries, including Fortune Global 500 companies, with its world-class digital services, including AI, RPA, Cloud, and more.

GE Digital

At GE Digital, we're putting industrial data to work helping manufacturers become more efficient, reliable and prepared for a circular economy. We help today’s digital plant and its mobile, connected workforce accelerate and sustain continuous improvement to drive greater productivity and efficiency, lower total cost of ownership, and increase profitability. With 30 years delivering software for industry and 21,000 customers worldwide across manufacturing, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, automotive, water/wastewater, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and beyond, GE Digital can help you solve your industrial challenges.

www.ge.com/digital

IBM

IBM is changing how the world works by building smarter businesses.  We’re using technologies like AI, cloud, blockchain, IoT and edge computing, combined with our industry expertise to help manufacturers to transform their operations to be more efficient, flexible, and resilient - keeping security front and center. Also core to IBM is its commitment to Responsible Stewardship, grounded in our values: dedication to every client’s success, innovation that matters — for our company and for the world, and trust and personal responsibility in all relationships.  IBM is transitioning businesses and people from era to era.

www.ibm.com

Lighthouse Systems

Digital Transformation and Smart Factory through MES software

Lighthouse Systems is a global vendor of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) software.

Around the world, medium and large manufacturing organisations from a broad selection of verticals are choosing Lighthouse MES’ software, Shopfloor-Online™, to enable their digital transformation and achieve operational excellence.

Shopfloor-Online is modular and highly configurable to meet the most complex requirements of Batch, Process as well as Discrete manufacturing operations. In fact, Lighthouse Systems was recognised in the Gartner 2020 Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) report, achieving high scores across all industry use cases.

Having started as a pioneer of SPC software solutions for Windows in 1990, Lighthouse turned its focus onto Manufacturing Execution Systems, releasing Shopfloor-Online, the first web-based MES software in the early 2000's. With the current release of Shopfloor-Online, Lighthouse continues to be at the forefront of innovation: the latest release not only provides an unparalleled user experience across all devices, it also accelerates the deployment process across multiple plants and offers true global reporting and analytics, as part of the solution.

Lighthouse Systems delivers MES projects and supports Shopfloor-Online worldwide, directly and with its network of specialist partner-integrators. We are proud to have been named a 'Customers’ Choice' in the 2021 Gartner Peer Insights for Manufacturing Execution Systems.

www.lighthousesystems.com/

Markforged

At Markforged, we are on a mission to unlock the next 10x innovation in design and manufacturing. We build an Industrial 3D Printing Platform to liberate designers and engineers from decades-old, slow part creation processes. NASA, Google, Ford, Amazon, Siemens and thousands of companies worldwide use Markforged to print same-day prototypes and produce stronger end-use parts than they did before. With Markforged, customers are able to ship 50X faster, spend 20X less, and build products that are 23X stronger. Our platform, The Digital Forge, includes a full ecosystem of 3D printers for metal, composite, and plastic parts; purpose-built metal & carbon-reinforced materials for strength and beautiful finishes; and cloud software for turning drawings into high-strength printing.

www.markforged.com

Parsable

Parsable empowers industrial workers with modern digital tools to improve productivity, quality and safety. Connected Worker® from Parsable transforms static, paper-based procedures into mobile and interactive work instructions, enabling workers to leverage multimedia formats and collaborate in real-time. With Parsable, companies gain unprecedented insight into human work by capturing essential data to improve their operations. The platform has users in more than 130 countries and is available in 18 languages.

www.parsable.com

Poka

Poka is a connected worker app that gives factory workers the knowledge and tools they need to contribute to manufacturing excellence. The comprehensive platform combines digital content, collaboration, e-forms and skills management capabilities, enabling workers to learn, solve problems and share knowledge in real-time, on the factory floor. Poka was the recipient of the 2020 Open Bosch Award in recognition of outstanding innovation and was distinguished as one of 10 Connected Worker vendors in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Manufacturing Operations Strategy, 2021 Report. Poka is trusted by digital manufacturing leaders including Bosch, Nestle, Kraft Heinz, Danone, Mars, and Schneider Electric.

www.poka.io

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, supports customers in their digital transformation journey, to create a Connected Enterprise. This impacts the entire value chain, from components to systems and from suppliers to customers. This transformation is the key to hidden value and can make a significant contribution to the productivity, quality, compliance, and profitability of your enterprise.

Recently Rockwell Automation entered into a strategic partnership with PTC, to support how companies around the world transform their physical operations with digital technology. This will provide the industry with the broadest integrated suite of best-in-class technology, backed by PTC, the leader in IoT and augmented reality, and Rockwell Automation , the leader in industrial automation and information.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

www.rockwellautomation.com/

SparkCognition

SparkCognition catalyzes sustainable growth for our clients throughout the world with proven artificial intelligence (AI) systems and a multinational team of AI thought-leaders. We help our clients understand and respond to their industries’ most pressing challenges, analyze complex data, empower decision-making, and transform human and industrial productivity with scalable AI solutions to solve the problems that matter most. With our leading-edge artificial intelligence products, our clients can adapt to a rapidly changing digital landscape, accelerate their business strategies, and reduce environmental impact, creating a better, smarter, and more sustainable world.

Within the manufacturing space, SparkCognition helps manufacturers achieve operational excellence with AI-based solutions that deliver end-to-end visibility throughout the complete manufacturing infrastructure. Our predictive maintenance solution increases productive output through reduced downtime, optimized maintenance, and increased efficiency. Our operational AI technology helps manufacturers achieve sustainability goals by reducing wasted resources and optimizing resource utilization. The actionable insight provided by our solutions, derived from sensor data aggregation and cognitive model analysis, applies on various levels from specific assets to production lines to business services. SparkCognition’s manufacturing solutions can often even predict future problems, enabling manufacturers to solve them before they emerge and reducing their business impact to zero.

www.sparkcognition.com

SwipeGuide

Facilitate workforce excellence through digital standard work.

The SwipeGuide platform and apps empower leading manufacturers to improve operational knowledge and performance across sites, lines, and teams. Deliver scalable digital work instructions and checklists with mobile devices and give your deskless workers what they need to excel - success in manufacturing depends on them. 

SwipeGuide delivers a user-focused instruction experience that makes it effortless to capture and improve a central repository of critical operational knowledge. Expect 60% less time spent creating, updating, or sharing standard work. It also gives both operators, engineers, and supervisors the confidence that this knowledge will always be up to date. 

Our customers across 89 countries - including Heineken, ABB, PepsiCo, and Coca-Cola - have increased First-Time-Right by up to 26% while reducing machine downtime by 33%.

Digital standard work drives operational excellence - SwipeGuide delivers it in a way that finally makes sense.

Tesisquare

TESISQUARE® is the leading partner to build your digital supply chain ecosystem. It streamlines the interactions across multiple touchpoints and players in the extended value chain – manufacturers, suppliers, consumers, and all stakeholders – providing platforms to manage multienterprise supply chain business networks. Founded in 1995 in Bra (Italy), the company operates both nationally and internationally in the Netherlands, France, Spain, and Germany, with partnerships in the USA and Russia. As a result of global growth, TESISQUARE®’s customer base reached 40 countries worldwide in 2020, keeping at 99% customer retention rate. Constantly committed in deploying innovative platforms and solutions, it invests nearly 8,5% of revenue in R&D.