GE Fanuc acquires Mountain Systems

Charlottesville, VA; Green Bay, WI—GE Fanuc Automation Americas Inc. recently acquired Mountain Systems Inc., which provides advanced manufacturing execution systems (MES) for a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, life sciences, and pulp and paper.

06/24/2003


Charlottesville, VA; Green Bay, WI— GE Fanuc Automation Americas Inc. Mountain Systems Inc. , which provides advanced manufacturing execution systems (MES) for a variety of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage, life sciences, and pulp and paper. GE Fanuc is part of GE Industrial Systems . Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mountain reports that

'The acquisition of Mountain Systems strategically extends our growing capabilities in the automation environment,' says Jeff Garwood, GE Fanuc Automation's president CEO. 'As a technology leader, Mountain Systems has delivered significant ROI in some of today's most challenging production environments. Combining Proficy with our industry leading HMI/SCADA and Intelligent Production Management software products reinforces our commitment to delivering real productivity to customers.'

Mountain's MES software, Proficy for Manufacturing, optimizes plant equipment assets, ensures quality by capturing product genealogy data, and delivers the basis for continuous improvement of production capabilities. Mountain created Proficy to complement data collection technology for tracking time-based information with an event historian, which allows users to track relational information and manufacturing events. Proficy's applications include quality, efficiency and production management, as well as product genealogy. These applications are configurable software packages designed to allow rapid return on automation and technology investments.

'We're excited about the opportunity to join the GE organization and its significant heritage as leaders in technology, innovation and growth. Mountain Systems customers will gain significant benefits from our now extended capabilities in terms of product offerings, commitment to technology, and global resources,' adds Erik Udstuen, Mountain Systems' president and CEO.

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