ASM Pacific Technology Limited (“ASMPT”) announced its strategic investment in Critical Manufacturing, S.A. (“Critical Manufacturing”), a leading software developer and publisher of state-of-the art manufacturing execution systems (MES). Critical Manufacturing has significant expertise in the integration and networking of machines and systems, as well as IT systems and cloud solutions. This strategic investment would accelerate ASMPT’s efforts to build a portfolio of Industry 4.0 solutions and will boost ASMPT’s software competence in enabling smart factories.
Günter Lauber, CEO of ASMPT SMT Solutions Segment and serving concurrently as an Executive Committee member responsible for ASMPT’s software solutions, explains the rationale behind this strategic investment: “We want to focus more on comprehensive software solutions to help customers improve their quality, flexibility and efficiency with smart factories. Initiatives like The Hermes Standard and ADAMOS already represent major steps in this direction, but we want to speed up our integration and smart manufacturing capabilities and extend our reach beyond hardware solutions.”
Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO of Critical Manufacturing commented: “We are extremely pleased to be integrated into ASMPT and have access to its vast resources and customer/support networks. We share the same vision and a common focus on delivering the most advanced Industry 4.0 solutions to enable the digital world. Our combined knowledge and resources will accelerate our roadmap to bring strong business value and competitive advantage to our current customers and innovative manufacturers across our industry segments.”
Note: In 2017, through the joint venture ADAMOS (ADAptive Manufacturing Open Solutions), ASMPT, DMG MORI, Dürr, Software AG, as well as Zeiss have established a strategic alliance for Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This was Germany’s first alliance of well-known industrial and software companies established to promote ADAMOS as a global standard.