Troy-based Plex Systems, a leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, announced Wednesday that it has acquired Kors Engineering of Waterford Township.
The acquisition is effective immediately and all Kors employees have joined Plex, which now can offer Kors’ Mach2 plant floor connectivity and manufacturing process automation software.
“As a long-time Plex partner, Kors is a natural fit for our smart manufacturing strategy,” says Bill Berutti, CEO of Plex. “With Mach2, Kors drives plant-floor connectivity, production dashboards, and process automation for hundreds of Plex-powered plants today. The combined solution extends the power of the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform, giving manufacturers what they are constantly striving for: greater control and continuous improvement to deliver on their customer promises faster and more efficiently.”
The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform was built on the plant floor, offering enterprise resource planning capabilities to run business operations, manufacturing execution systems to manage production, supply chain planning to accurately forecast and plan, and Industrial Internet of Things to analyze machine-level data.
Through this acquisition, the Plex platform expands to connect the full enterprise, driving bidirectional data communication that offers greater accuracy and lower costs to manufacturers, according to Plex. The combined solution provides a smart manufacturing environment that aligns to the promise of Industry 4.0.
“As an award-winning and proven Plex partner, we are excited to now be officially part of the company,” says Tony Kaczmarek, president and owner of Kors. “Kors Mach2 is a flexible, low-code plant connectivity solution that shares data between machines and Plex to streamline data entry, setups and processes, and provides real-time dashboards that give manufacturers total visibility. With hundreds of successful plant implementations, the acquisition is a win-win for manufacturers looking for a proven solution to deliver immediate value.”