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TROY, MICH., March 18, 2015 – Plex, the leader in cloud ERP manufacturing software, today recognized the global expansion of its customer, Firstronic. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Firstronic makes electronic components for automotive, industrial and medical industry customers. Building upon its success in the U.S., the company recently launched a new plant in Mexico powered by the Plex manufacturing cloud in just 90 days, a process that would have taken 12-18 months with an on-premise ERP system.
Manufacturing Cloud Strengthens Firstronic’s Competitive Edge
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“Firstronic has a tremendous opportunity to take the capabilities we have developed and proven in Michigan and replicate them around the word,” said Firstronic CEO John Sammut. “Plex plays a critical role – it gives us the same level of automation and control as the largest manufacturers in the world, but without the overhead, cost and complexity of a big, on-premise ERP system. Our ability to get the new Juarez, Mexico facility up and running in just 90 days is a great demonstration of the competitive advantage Firstronic gains with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.”
“At Plex, we strive to help manufacturers build competitive advantage,” said Plex CEO Jason Blessing. “Firstronic’s success is emblematic of the global shift beyond lowest cost production to manufacturing based on quality, lead-times, flexibility and customer collaboration – all areas where Plex helps manufacturers excel.”
Firstronic’s Success in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud
Plex Systems, Inc.® delivers the first smart manufacturing platform that empowers the world’s leading innovators to make awesome products. Plex gives process and discrete manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business—from the shop floor to the top floor—to drive business transformation. Built in the cloud, the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes MES, ERP, supply chain management, Industrial IoT, and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility in an ever-changing market.
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