Gibbs Technologies Selects Plex Online for U.S. Operations


AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 6, 2010 — Plex Systems, Inc., provider of the No. 1 rated manufacturing ERP software, and amphibian-vehicle manufacturer Gibbs Technologies today announced that Gibbs has selected Plex Online as its manufacturing enterprise resource planning (ERP) software provider.

Gibbs Technologies is the world’s leading developer of high-speed amphibian vehicles for consumer, commercial and military use. Gibbs has selected Plex Online to manage production and business functions as it prepares to begin vehicle manufacturing operations in North America.

Mark Symonds, Plex Systems CEO and president, said Gibbs will launch Plex Online in phases timed to maximize the benefits of the system as it ramps up to begin manufacturing vehicles. “An innovative company like Gibbs needs an innovative ERP solution to manage its business, and we’re pleased to provide the company with Plex Online, an ERP solution that can change as fast as Gibbs’ business changes,” said Symonds. “It is exciting to partner with a global company that is bringing jobs and technology leadership to Michigan.”

Neil Jenkins, chairman of Gibbs Technologies, said the company will begin production of at least one of its high-speed amphibians later this year. “We expect Plex Online to play a significant role in the launch of our products in North America,” Jenkins said. “Despite extremely adverse economic conditions over the past two years and numerous regulatory roadblocks, we’re now in position to manufacture vehicles for sale in the United States in the near future.”

About Plex Systems, Inc

Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for the manufacturing enterprise and the only solution to achieve the prestigious Champion ranking in Aberdeen Group’s 2009 “ERP in Manufacturing” AXIS report. Plex Online offers industry-leading features for virtually every department within a manufacturer, including Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) and Quality Management Systems (QMS) for the shop floor, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) for sales and marketing, Supply Chain Management (SCM) for procurement, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) for finance and management. Plex Online’s fully-integrated model delivers a “shop floor to top floor” view of a manufacturer’s operations, enabling management to run their business at maximum efficiency. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with customers around the globe. More information is online at

Plex Systems and Plex Online are trademarks of Plex Systems, Inc.

Gibbs Technologies is the world’s leading developer of high-speed amphibian vehicles for consumer, law enforcement, rescue and other commercial uses. The company also is developing military applications for its technology under and agreement with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). Additional information is available at

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