Plex Systems, one of the forerunners in the cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, has recently made an announcement that it is acquiring Kors Engineering. The acquired company is specialized in manufacturing process automation and plant-floor connectivity. The process of acquisition was quick, and all the employees of Kors have immediately become a part of Plex. As of now, Plex is focused on delivering plant-level insights and production. Plex has successfully extended its solutions to plant edge by acquiring Kors along with its product Mach2. CEO of Plex, Bill Berutti, has stated that, since Kors is a longtime partner for the company, it is a natural fit for Plex's smart manufacturing strategy.
Furthermore, Bill added that Plex could deliver a smart manufacturing platform that will give manufacturers the solution for all their long outstanding queries by combing both the companies' solutions. Group VP, Energy and Manufacturing Insights at IDC, Kevin Prouty, has stated that plant control, machine connectivity, and process automation are the primary requirements for manufacturers as they continue to move towards achieving more accuracy, predictability, and speed. Tony Kaczmarek, President and owner of Kors, was very excited about the partnership, and together the companies are looking forward to creating a win-win situation for manufacturers.