Critical Manufacturing and HCL Technologies Partner to Bring Industry 4.0 Services and Support to MES Clients

Critical Manufacturing, a worldwide provider of MES for Industry 4.0, announced a partnership with HCL Technologies (HCL) to provide pre-and post-sales consulting, development, and implementation support. The partnership involves Critical Manufacturing’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) customers in the complex manufacturing for hi-tech, semiconductor, and medical device manufacturing industries.

PORTO, PORTUGAL, and SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 10, 2020 - Critical Manufacturing, a worldwide provider of MES for Industry 4.0, announced a partnership with HCL Technologies (HCL) to provide pre-and post-sales consulting, development, and implementation support. The partnership involves Critical Manufacturing's Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) customers in the complex manufacturing for hi-tech, semiconductor, and medical device manufacturing industries.


"For manufacturers to fully leverage the potential of industry 4.0, MES becomes a critical component for consideration. Today, an increasing level of intelligence is being built into MES, even as IoT and AI play pivotal roles in shaping the manufacturing industry. HCL's partnership with Critical Manufacturing brings the much-needed amalgamation of Industry 4.0 with MES to achieve the end-to-end digitalization between various plant floor systems, while also providing a holistic environment for real-time information exchange and efficient decisions," said GH Rao, President, Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies.

"This relationship with Critical Manufacturing allows us access to a market-leading product with a solid reputation of quality, reliability, and deep industry applicability while also letting us provide our industry-leading technology services and support. Their background maps nicely to the HCL Technologies' blueprint of working with partners that surpass market standards, to allow us to bring the full breadth of our offerings to our joint customers," added Rao.

The partnership allows HCL Technologies to offer services, consulting, training, and aftermarket support to complex discrete industries, especially in the hi-tech and medical space. The partnership will initially focus on North America and Europe and will quickly scale to become a globally available offering.

We are pleased to add HCL Technologies to our partnership program," said Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO and President of Critical Manufacturing. "Our strategy is to work with a few partners with in-depth expertise in delivering manufacturing digital transformation with MES and leverage their capabilities on a global basis. This ensures standardization in both approach and execution of their services. HCL is well-known in the complex discrete market for both consulting and implementation. Critical Manufacturing has been rapidly growing over the past year, and we needed a partner that could match our scalability. HCL Technologies is such a partner."



About Critical Manufacturing
Critical Manufacturing provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations.
As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit www.criticalmanufacturing.com

About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade today. HCL's Mode 1-2-3 strategy through its deep-domain industry expertise, customer-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of ideapreneurship™ enables businesses transform into next-gen enterprises.

HCL offers its services and products through three business units - IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in areas of Applications, Infrastructure, Digital Process Operations and next generational digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering while under P&P, HCL provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, categorized under Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology & Services, Telecom & Media, Retail & CPG, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Public Services.

As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. As of 12 months ended September 30, 2019, HCL has a consolidated revenue of US$ 9.3 billion and its 147,123 ideapreneurs operate out of 44 countries. For more information, visit www.hcltech.com

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