Plex Systems Acquires Kors Engineering to Provide Automation of Manufacturing Processes


TROY, Michigan, February 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Plex Systems, the leader in cloud-delivered intelligent manufacturing solutions, today announced the acquisition of Kors Engineering, a leading provider of factory connectivity and manufacturing process automation software. The acquisition is effective immediately and all Kors employees have joined Plex.

Plex only focuses on providing information at the production and plant level. By acquiring Kors and its product, Mach2, Plex is expanding its solutions to the outskirts of the factory.

“As a long-time partner of Plex, Kors fits naturally into our smart manufacturing strategy. With Mach2, Kors is now driving factory connectivity, production dashboards and process automation for hundreds of Plex-powered factories, ”said Bill berutti, CEO of Plex. “The combined solution extends the power of the Plex smart manufacturing platform, giving manufacturers what they are constantly looking for: better control and continuous improvement to deliver on customer promises faster and more efficiently.”

“Machine connectivity, process automation and plant control are the new demands of manufacturers who are looking for more predictability, precision and speed in their business,” said Kevin Prouty, Group Vice President, Energy and Manufacturing Insights at IDC. “By adding Kors Mach2 to the Plex smart manufacturing platform, manufacturers now have the ability to connect MES and industrial IoT at the edge of the plant, allowing them to gain the granular control they want. need to execute quickly, eliminate manual errors and produce accurate information for customers. . ”

Help manufacturers embrace smart manufacturing

The Plex intelligent manufacturing platform was built in the factory, offering ERP capabilities to run business operations, MES to manage production, supply chain planning to forecast and plan accurately, and l ‘Industrial IoT to analyze data at the machine level. With this acquisition, the Plex platform expands to seamlessly connect the entire enterprise, resulting in two-way data communication that delivers greater accuracy and lower costs to manufacturers. The combined solution provides a truly intelligent manufacturing environment that aligns with the promise of Industry 4.0.

“The launch of Mach2 at Thai Summit America production sites has revolutionized our operations,” said Janice D’Amico, executive director of IT at Thai Summit America. “The integration of the machine and Mach2 API at the factory, as well as the Plex control panel, brought real-time performance of our operations to everyone with clear visibility. Just a week after launch, we discovered opportunities for improvement. And in our first year, we had improvements in production efficiency in our factory of over $ 9 million. ”

“As an award-winning and proven Plex partner, we are delighted to be officially part of the company now,” said Tony kaczmarek, Kors President and Owner. “Kors Mach2 is a flexible, low-code factory connectivity solution that shares data between machines and Plex to streamline data entry, configurations and processes, and provides real-time dashboards that provide manufacturers full visibility. With hundreds of successful factory implementations, the acquisition is a win-win solution for manufacturers looking for a proven solution to deliver immediate value. ”

About Plex Systems

Plex Systems, Inc.® is the leader in intelligent manufacturing solutions delivered in the cloud, enabling manufacturers around the world to create impressive products. Our platform gives manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze all aspects of their business to drive transformation. The Plex intelligent manufacturing platform includes solutions for manufacturing execution (MES), ERP, quality, supply chain planning and management, industrial IoT and analytics for connect people, systems, machines and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility.

Contact information:
Lori Zoellner
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