Critical Manufacturing, a leading developer of innovative, future-ready manufacturing execution system (MES) software, has announced 2018 end-of-year results, achieving 40% revenue growth and a remarkable 65% growth in product orders year over year. Its exceptional performance reflects the readiness of high-tech industries to adopt the huge benefits offered through Industry 4.0 (I4.0), smart factory technology.
Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO at Critical Manufacturing said, “The manufacturing landscape is undergoing significant changes and our MES is an essential element of our customers smart manufacturing strategy. The readiness of our MES for I4.0 makes it a compelling choice which is highly appealing to businesses. It is designed to provide them with a firm foundation and pathway to the huge benefits a smart factory offers in terms of greater efficiency, agility, and increased competitive edge.”
The Critical Manufacturing MES has seen great success and growth in its core market segments of electronics, front and back-end semiconductor and medical device manufacturing. The recent strategic investment in the business by ASMPT, the world’s largest hardware and software supplier to the electronics manufacturing industry, has further increased Critical Manufacturing’s global reach and financial strength.
Almada Lobo continued, “This is a very exciting time for us. Our orders increase means we are already on track for an exceptional 2019 and now, with the investment from ASMPT, we expect our growth and results going forward to be even stronger. We have also invested in our partner network, which is increasing our representation across adjacent industries such as automotive and aerospace. In response to the huge success we experienced last year, we increased our employee count by 30% in 2018 and will continue our expansion in all areas in 2019.”
Critical Manufacturing MES is designed from the ground up to be future ready and help businesses reach the full potential of I4.0. The modular system has a wide range of features to match specific customer requirements, is completely flexible and configurable to reduce total cost of ownership, and has advanced I4.0 capability. It offers a complete digital twin of a plant with 3D visualization. It provides decentralized logic to connect with the Internet of Things (IoT) and to seamlessly handle dynamic processing as associated with a smart factory.
Almada Lobo concluded, “Our MES is optimized for global, multi-site manufacturers, an area in which we have had a great deal of success during 2018. We will continue to focus and grow capabilities in our strategic markets and work with our partners to serve new business in adjacent sectors. The unique design and ultimate flexibility of our MES makes it a solid choice to increase efficiency, quality and agility in complex discrete manufacturing industries. It gives businesses the tools they need to meet changing customer demands and compete in the future.”