SOURCE: Apex Manufacturing Solutions

Apex Manufacturing Solutions

February 23, 2010 11:00 ET

Apex Expands Hardware & Software Platform Offerings to Provide 'Best-of-Breed' Control & Automation Solutions

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) - Apex Manufacturing Solutions, an end-to-end provider of manufacturing control and automation solutions, today announced an expanded customer service and support program to provide solutions based on "best of breed" hardware and software technologies that offer even higher levels of functionality for manufacturing companies in a broad range of vertical industries.

"Apex was founded as a high quality systems integration firm and has enjoyed great success in providing the best in control, automation, and reporting systems to a wide spectrum of U.S. manufacturing companies," said John Nichols, Apex managing director. "We did this by focusing on software platforms and products from one major supplier partner and developing a high level of engineering expertise built around that product set.

"Based on customer and partner demand, however, we now are expanding the breadth of the technologies we deploy to include hardware and software offerings from additional industry-leading suppliers," he explained. "This expansion of our sourcing capabilities enables us to tailor even better solutions to meet the individual needs of each client by selecting the 'best of breed' platform technologies for the best technical fit with customer standards as well as protection of each user's existing investments in automation, control, supervisory, reporting and business systems.

"We will provide the highest capability and best return on investment (ROI) results for our client companies since we'll now be able to develop solutions based on state-of-the-art technologies from Invensys Wonderware, Rockwell Automation, Siemens Energy & Automation, GE Intelligent Platforms, Schneider Electric, and more," Nichols added. "Our selection and qualification process ensures that the systems and solutions we provide are based on technologies that are innovative market leaders and enablers of holistic manufacturing solutions. A major goal is to develop standards-based solutions that offer low total cost of ownership (TCO) and are both extensible and easily supportable."

As a high level end-to-end supplier, Apex offers a broad spectrum of capabilities that include manufacturing execution solutions (MES); factory automation services; continuous improvement consulting and implementation; support and maintenance services; manufacturing IT infrastructure systems; and project management. Clients include global companies in industries such as food and beverage processing, consumer packaged goods, renewable and traditional energy, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, metals and mining, water, lumber, and paper industries.

About Apex Manufacturing Solutions

Apex is a privately-held corporation founded in April of 2005 in Boise, Idaho. Originally established as a systems integrator serving a handful of vertical market manufacturing customers, Apex expanded rapidly beyond just control systems and today is a complete end-to-end manufacturing services provider. The company tailors all its solutions to the individual needs of each client, selecting the "best of breed" platform technologies for the best technical fit with customer standards and protection of the user's existing investments in automation, control, supervisory, reporting and business systems.

Apex has served manufacturing companies throughout the U.S., Canada and the Asia/Pacific region, and plans future expansion into the U.K. and Europe. The company is a founding member of Allied Systems Engineering, a joint venture alliance of independent systems integrators that matches industry-specific needs with diverse local resources. This provides Apex with the ability to serve its clients anywhere in the world where they may need service. For more information on the company's product and service offerings please visit the web site at http://www.apexmfgsolutions.com.

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