Quintiq and Prevas in cooperation

October 23, 2012 | 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
A partnership for the Scandinavian market

Quintiq signed a partnership agreement with Prevas, forming a collaboration that will provide high-level Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) services for Prevas customers in Scandinavia.

Prevas, a provider of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI), and Automation was founded in 1985 and has an impressive array of customers including Outokumpu, Volvo CE, Saab Aerosystems, Astra.

Quintiq, a global leader in providing APS software, enables companies to visualize and optimize their operational processes, thereby achieving operational excellence and creating business value. Quintiq's solutions have been implemented in a wide range of companies from the manufacturing, metals, logistics, and transportation industries in Europe and around the world.

Quintiq's new partnership with Prevas builds on this success and enables both companies to offer advanced planning and scheduling solutions to the Scandinavian metals and manufacturing markets.

"The market for advanced planning and scheduling solutions is booming as more and more companies focus on efficiency improvements to help them succeed in highly competitive global markets," said Christer Ramebäck, Business Area Manager Industrial Systems at Prevas.

"Prevas is already a leader in Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI), and Automation. We have been looking for innovative solutions to help our customers improve their complex operational activities and supply chain processes. This partnership with Quintiq will offer our customers the opportunity to improve the capabilities of not only their production, but also their Supply Chain Management (SCM). Utilizing an innovative technological solution that is capable of solving any planning and scheduling issue will enable them to more rapidly achieve their targets," Ramebäck added.

Francois Eijgelshoven, Director Metals and Manufacturing at Quintiq, commented: "This agreement underscores our joint willingness to invest in the Scandinavian market. Prevas demonstrated that they are well versed in the complexities of planning and scheduling. Prevas acknowledged that many businesses make tradeoffs when implementing an APS solution, but recognized the value of Quintiq's unique 100%-fit commitment to our clients."

"Prevas has an extensive network of local offices, deep industry knowledge, as well as APS expertise, customers include Outokumpu, Volvo CE, Saab Aerosystems, Astra, whereas Quintiq has one of the most advanced APS solutions available. With our joint delivery model, we offer one of the most comprehensive solutions for our clients' worldwide operations, complemented with local implementations that match local languages and regulatory requirements," Eijgelshoven added. ?

About Prevas

With cutting edge expertise in embedded systems and industrial IT, Prevas contributes by providing innovative solutions that create growth. Prevas was founded in 1985, and the company is the main supplier and development partner to leading companies in industries such as life science, telecommunications, vehicle, defense, energy and engineering. Offices are located in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and India. The company has approximately 600 employees. Prevas has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm since 1998.

For more information, see www.prevas.com or contact Matz Axelsson, Business Unit Manager Prevas via [email protected] or +46 (0)8 726 40 50

About Quintiq

Every business has its supply chain planning challenges. Some of those challenges are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those challenges with a supply chain planning & optimization software system. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforces, logistics and production. Part of Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), Quintiq has offices in the Netherlands, the USA and around the world.

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