Partinence, Intercim announce merger
Pertinence has signed an agreement to merge with US based Intercim. The combined company , Intercim, LLC, will offer an enterprise execution solution combining Intercim's manufacturing execution software and Pertinence's manufacturing intelligence capabilities.
"This business merger truly emanates from Intercim's and Pertinence's greatest strengths: our mutual focus on customer success," said Intercim President and CEO, John Todd. "The uniqueness of Pertinence's causal and proactive analysis solution added to Intercim's current suite of process planning, MES, emergent process and quality management capabilities fills a vital need for manufacturers of advanced products."
In addition to broadening Intercim's and Pertinence's global presence, Intercim, LLC will offer a unique set of capabilities to manufacturing customers where time and yield are critical: aerospace and defense, semiconductor, automotive and life sciences. "The combined product will provide a bridge between design, fabrication and assembly of 21st century materials and components," said Todd.
"Intercim and Pertinence solutions, which are based on Microsoft's .NET architecture, are in production today helping to build the world's most advanced aircraft," said Francois Richard, director of discrete manufacturing industry for Microsoft. "This is a very logical move that should really bring value to the companies' existing and future customers. I am convinced the industry will welcome this new approach to manufacturing intelligence," he said. Richard also noted that Pertinence participated in IDEAS; a Microsoft program that promotes innovation within France's software industry.
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