Porto-headquartered Critical Manufacturing has announced that its MES system has received the highest scores in three out of four use cases in the 2021 Gartner Critical Capabilities for Manufacturing Execution Systems report. The research report mentions the specific use cases that manufacturers should consider when evaluating MES solutions, based on the manufacturing styles prevalent in their sites. This recognition comes soon after Gartner placed Critical Manufacturing as a Leader in the 2021 Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems for its Completeness of Vision and its Ability to Execute, the company added.
Of the 19 vendor products included in the research, the company scored the highest in the ‘Batch/Repetitive Flow’, ‘Complex Discrete’ and ‘Highly Regulated Manufacturing’ use cases.
CEO of Critical Manufacturing, Francisco Almada Lobo, said: “I believe our high scores are the result of our strategy to develop the most modern MES that will evolve and scale with the needs of our customers, anticipating where digital transformation can take them in the future. Our MES is designed to adapt to a wide range of complex processes and to enable easy standardization across multiple manufacturing sites. The diverse processes it handles requires it to be flexible, highly configurable and robust, especially in highly regulated markets. It provides a cohesive solution that can easily evolve with changing business needs.
“Plant floor systems are evolving and Critical Manufacturing understands that the boundries between MES, IOT and Automation are blurring. Our high-tech customers are focused on digitalization and, while MES is one of the main pillars to support this, they are driving our expansion into new areas of functionality and our adoption of new, disruptive technologies to merge execution, automation and advanced analytics. Our MES platform also allows for easy deployment in any environment using containers, including on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid mode. Our vision and innovation is continuously driving interest in our solution,” Lobo added.