Critical Manufacturing, the provider of innovative, future-ready Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), announces its partnership with L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS), a leading Engineering and R&D services company headquartered in India. The strategic alliance initially sees the companies working with the multinational engineering group Danfoss to implement a comprehensive digital framework that harnesses cutting-edge technologies and next-gen capabilities.
LTTS works with plant operators worldwide to optimize efficiency, improve productivity, and simplify operations while ensuring compliance with global sustainability standards. The Critical Manufacturing MES is designed from the ground-up to embrace Industry 4.0 technologies and provide a comprehensive pathway to smart manufacturing of sophisticated and complex products.
Abhishek Sinha, COO and Board Member at L&T Technology Services, says, “The advanced Critical Manufacturing MES complements our industry-leading technology services. Our combined expertise and understanding of the markets we serve, supported by the most modern MES platform for Industry 4.0 success, will enable us to drive better business outcomes for our manufacturing and industrial clients.”
The selection of the Critical Manufacturing MES is part of a Smart Manufacturing Journey for Danfoss, with aims to achieve greater visibility, create transparency, enhance quality, secure IT/OT operations, and faster time to market. The platform will help standardize operations and processes to improve business process outcomes, compliance and risk management.
“We selected the Critical Manufacturing MES because of its best of suite capabilities that allows users to take advantage of different functionalities within the same unified architecture which is expected from a modern MOM platform,” comments Tarun Chopra, Sr. Director, Head of Manufacturing Service, Danfoss Group IT. “The product has been designed for the future and will enable us to drive innovation within our business. The improvement in operational efficiency and cost management control gives us a clear return on investment and will enable us to respond more quickly to changing market demands.”
Danfoss has a large global presence with 97 factories in more than 20 countries worldwide. The initial MES deployment will be within the Danfoss Climate Solutions segment. This segment is focused on leading the way to a greener future with integrated, energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions that enhance sustainability across areas including buildings, cold chains, industry, and infrastructure.
LTTS offers consulting, engineering, and implementation services to drive global digital transformation initiatives across sectors including semiconductor, electronics, medical devices, and discrete manufacturing. These are sectors where the Critical Manufacturing MES offers rich functionality and is recognized as being one of the most innovative, flexible, and comprehensive platforms to support businesses on their journey to Industry 4.0.
Chopra continues, “While the Critical Manufacturing MES is being implemented in our Climate Solutions segment, we are also in the process of defining a global MES roadmap. The ease of deployment of the platform and its performance is an important element as we continue our pathway to digitalization and standardization throughout the global Danfoss group.”
“The use of DevOps within our platform means that new functionality and upgrades can be quickly and easily deployed and new sites added, ensuring the system is always future-ready,” comments Augusto Vilarinho, Head of Global Sales at Critical Manufacturing. “This supports Danfoss, LTTS and Critical Manufacturing’s aligned visions to take manufacturing to a future state that will deliver new benchmarks in the levels of efficiency, quality, agility, and sustainability.”
“The Danfoss digitalization project is an important starting point for our partnership. Going forward, we will work together to uncover opportunities and drive better business outcomes for our joint global customers. Together we will engineer a sustainable tomorrow and build a better future for the world,” adds LTTS’ COO, Abhishek Sinha.
Critical Manufacturing works closely with a strong network of certified global partners to ensure customers have access to domain and application experts and are supported throughout their projects.
Vilarinho concludes, “This is an exciting time for our companies, and we are looking forward to a long relationship with Danfoss and LTTS as a strategic partner. I strongly believe that together we will reach new goals and raise the bar for manufacturing worldwide.”
About Critical Manufacturing
Critical Manufacturing, leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and a subsidiary of ASMPT, provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements, reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality, integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations.
As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity, or requirements, anywhere, at any time.
ASMPT (HKEX stock code: 0522) is a leading global supplier of hardware and software solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors and electronics. Headquartered in Singapore, ASMPT’s offerings encompass the semiconductor assembly & packaging, and SMT (surface mount technology) industries, ranging from wafer deposition, to the various solutions that organise, assemble and package delicate electronic components into a vast range of end-user devices, which include electronics, mobile communications, computing, automotive, industrial and LED (displays). ASMPT partners with customers very closely, with continuous investment in R&D helping to provide cost-effective, industry-shaping solutions that achieve higher productivity, greater reliability and enhanced quality.
ASMPT is one of the constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Size Indexes, the Hang Seng Composite Information Technology Industry Index under Hang Seng Composite Industry Indexes and the Hang Seng HK 35 Index.
About Danfoss A/S
Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification. Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42,000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 97 factories.
About L&T Technology Services Ltd
L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) is a listed subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited focused on Engineering and R&D (ER&D) services. We offer consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product and process development life cycle. Our customer base includes 69 Fortune 500 companies and 57 of the world’s top ER&D companies, across industrial products, medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process industries. Headquartered in India, we have over 22,200 employees spread across 22 global design centres, 28 global sales offices and 99 innovation labs as of March 31, 2023.