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Hexagon Adds MES 4.0 to its Smart Manufacturing Portfolio

Hexagon AB has announced a strategic partnership agreement with Cantier Systems to combine hardware, software and automation solutions for better product delivery, marketing and outreach to customers globally. Manufacturers will greatly benefit from enhanced visibility and control over their inventory and manufacturing processes while gaining deeper data-driven insights, traceability and opportunities for continuous innovation by combining Cantier’s and Hexagon’s digital solutions.

Cantier Software provides Industry 4.0 smart factory solutions which is configurable and scalable manufacturing software that helps to automate shop floor activities with real-time information on quality, OEE, planned versus actual, finished goods, inventory, and other key manufacturing KPIs.

The global partnership will enable Hexagon and Cantier Systems to deliver Cantier MES 4.0 to Hexagon manufacturing customers, helping them to take control of the plant floor through full visibility and connectivity and realise the promise of Industry 4.0. A more connected, data-driven approaches to manufacturing are central to bringing better products to market faster and more cost-effectively with confidence.

Speaking on the strategic alliance, Sridhar Dharmarajan Executive VP & MD, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, India and MSC Software, Indo-Pacific commented, “We’re proud to partner with Cantier to create a meaningful impact in the smart industrial manufacturing ecosystem. We share a common vision for smart manufacturing, offering manufacturers an exponential way to help achieve greater automation and Industry 4.0 adoption. “

He further added, “Using Cantier’s state-of-the-art MES 4.0 (Manufacturing Execution System) with integrated quality control, Hexagon customers will be able to improve their workflows by streaming quality measurements, engineering data and other manufacturing information into Cantier’s MES, creating a digital system of record in real-time.”

Prabakar Selvam Founder & CEO, Cantier Systems, commented, “We are elated to partner with Hexagon, an organisation that is just as committed to providing smart manufacturing solutions on a global scale.  Hexagon AB is a global leader in sensor, hardware, software and autonomous digital reality solutions, empowering enterprises to create, capture and deliver exponential value towards fostering an autonomous future. Through this strategic alliance, we hope to cater to the common agenda – that is, accelerating and empowering an autonomous future powered by Industry 4.0 and the IoT, where data is fully leveraged by smart business and industry for humanity thrive sustainably.”

Today, manufacturers spread across multiple industries and sectors derive immediate value from integrated data, given quality products resulting in fewer defects, scrap, rework or recalls. As the Smart Manufacturing environment evolves, this level of data-driven automation and integration will deliver the ability to maximize the quality and efficiency of the complete manufacturing lifecycle and create the foundation for autonomous manufacturing and true digital transformation.

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