Industrial automation and digital transformation company, Rockwell Automation, Inc, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, reports that it has completed the acquisition of Plex Systems, Troy, Michigan, USA, a cloud-native smart manufacturing platform.
Plex reportedly offers the only single-instance, multi-tenant Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) manufacturing platform operating at scale, including advanced manufacturing execution systems, quality and supply chain management capabilities. It has over 700 customers and manages more than eight billion transactions per day. Plex will be reported as part of Rockwell’s Software and Control operating segment which provides hardware and software offerings for the design, operation, and maintenance of production automation and management systems.
“Plex Systems joins Rockwell at the perfect time, as more customers are starting to move their industrial applications to the cloud,” stated Blake Moret, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation. “Plex’s software capabilities will be further differentiated by Rockwell’s global market access, complimentary industry expertise, and ability to turn real-time data into actionable insights. This will allow us to better serve our customers with cloud-native solutions that are easy to implement, use, and maintain. We are excited to complete this acquisition and welcome Plex and its employees into Rockwell.”
Plex has customers in high-volume process manufacturing sectors such as automotive parts, metal fabrication, electronics, food & beverage, and aerospace. Together with the advanced, cloud-native asset maintenance and management capabilities provided by Rockwell’s earlier acquisition of Fiix, the combined offering is said to be ideal for customers focused on complying with regulatory requirements and meeting consumer expectations in areas like product quality, safety, and sustainability.
Bill Berutti, CEO of Plex Systems, commented, “Rockwell’s industrial and digital transformation leadership along with its geographic and industry scale make it the ideal home for the entire Plex Systems community of customers, partners, and employees. We are eager to integrate our Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform with Rockwell’s FactoryTalk suite to deliver on our commitment to optimise our customers’ operations and bring smart manufacturing to life.”