7th Annual State of Smart Manufacturing

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About Us

Plex, by Rockwell Automation, makes software that connects, automates, tracks and analyzes manufacturing operations to help you build the products of tomorrow today.

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The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform

Plex offers a digital system of record that connects people, systems, machines and supply chains, automates business processes, tracks data from the shop floor to the top floor, and delivers analytics for unmatched visibility, quality and control.

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Our Global Reach







Born on the shop floor, raised to exacting specifications.

Plex was born on the shop floor of a factory making axles, pinion gears and drive shafts. Our founders are the workers who kept the presses running and made sure parts matched customer specs. Frustrated with inaccuracy and breakdowns, they built Plex to make the plant run better.

Plex rapidly expanded to support a wide range of discrete manufacturing operations from metal formers to food and beverage companies. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform now connects every manufacturing operation in the cloud for maximum efficiency, productivity and visibility, while supporting continuous innovation.

Plex was acquired by Rockwell Automation in September 2021. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit

“We built Plex walking between the shop floor and the boardroom, figuring out what we needed to track, measure and automate, then updating the software and iterating again. This model of continuous innovation still serves as the foundation of Plex solutions today.”

Jerry Foster Plex Co-founder

Make It Smart

See how Plex has helped manufacturers around the world meet new expectations to produce more precisely, transparently and efficiently—all while reducing waste—and how Plex can help you Make It Smart.

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