InfinityQS Bolsters International Channels, Strengthens MES Alliances

Elizabeth Goldman
InfinityQS International

Chantilly, VA - May 14, 2008 - InfinityQS® International, the leading provider of real-time Statistical Process Control (SPC) software, announced a strategic partnership with IES Industrial Controls Group, the Premier Control System and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) supplier. IES will serve as a Certified Reseller, distributing and supporting InfinityQS' quality control solutions in the United Kingdom, the European Union and other international markets.

IES has over 20 years of experience in supplying systems to the global industrial and environmental industries. IES provides support for MES with automated applications for plant-wide schemes in the life sciences, food, energy, oil and minerals industries. The partnership draws on InfinityQS' functionality within MES, integrating quality components on the shop floor to larger enterprise systems.

"InfinityQS' partnership with IES will strengthen our ability to help businesses deliver the high quality products that consumers expect in an increasingly competitive business environment," said Michael A. Lyle, president and CEO of InfinityQS. "The alliance falls in line with our strategic business objectives by expanding our broad portfolio of quality solutions for manufacturers."

IES will be using InfinityQS software to enhance its Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and Track and Trace activities with SPC capabilities. OEE is a growing focus for companies seeking greater efficiency and competitiveness and is calculated from three independent metrics: availability, performance rate and quality rate. By actualizing OEE, Track and Trace and SPC, manufacturers have insight into variations in performance, allowing them to understand how process improvements are affecting production. By quantifying planned downtime, process speed, rework and yield, manufacturers can create efficiencies that lead to superior product quality and reduced production costs.

"IES is excited to help our customers make quality improvements by refining their production processes with SPC," said Doug Mullen, Director at IES. "Businesses implementing these systems are able to transition from a reactive approach to a proactive one, which is a key element in achieving Best-in-Class status."


About IES Industrial Controls Group
IES is a Premier Control System and MES supplier with over 20 years of experience in supplying systems to the global Process, Industrial, and Environmental Industries. IES has been operating in the United Kingdom, European Union and International Markets for over 20 years. IES demonstrates a strong record of organic and acquisitive growth within major industrial centers, delivering projects of varying scope, technology and size.

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