October 10, 2017

Critical Manufacturing to Implement Industry 4.0-Ready Manufacturing Execution System at B. Braun Medical Industries

PORTO, PORTUGAL, October 10, 2017 – Critical Manufacturing, a global provider of MOM solutions for advanced manufacturing, is proud to announce that that it will implement its leading Medical Device Manufacturing Execution System (MES/MOM) at B. Braun Medical Industries.

Critical Manufacturing will help B. Braun Medical Industries to future proof their manufacturing operations as they embark upon embracing the digital revolution, utilizing the latest concepts in modern manufacturing processes. B. Braun Medical Industries is laying an essential foundation piece to drive further growth with Critical Manufacturing’s new Industry 4.0 ready MES.

Founded in Germany in 1839, B. Braun is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies with production sites around the world, and 10 in the Asia Pacific region alone. In Penang, B. Braun Medical Industries is the Group’s largest production site with over 7,500 employees working in five large plants, specializing in intravenous access devices, infusion solutions and surgical instruments. Critical Manufacturing will implement its complete MES, together with its unified Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) and Equipment Integration (EI) modules. This will enable B. Braun Medical Industries to leverage paperless digital manufacturing processes to improve flexibility, agility, operational effectiveness and product quality whilst reducing operating costs.

Critical Manufacturing’s modern MES architecture will enable B. Braun Medical Industries to readily scale MES across their expanding sites and easily adapt to the future needs of the business. In addition, Critical Manufacturing’s MES will help B. Braun to capture real-time information and make it available across their sites, as well as connect all their equipment, various information systems and operator interfaces to regulate all aspects of production.

Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO of Critical Manufacturing stated:

“Critical Manufacturing recognizes that Industry 4.0 capabilities will be a game changer for medical device manufacturers, such as B. Braun. Critical Manufacturing’s MES was designed and built from the ground up to make Industry 4.0 a reality for innovative and complex manufacturers. In contrast with traditional MES, we have no legacy technology and the system is cutting edge.”

“We were selected by B. Braun Medical Industries because of the openness, flexibility and extensibility of CM’s MES, in which all modules and functionalities work across the same scalable platform, and provide a consistent user interface and experience across all the different functions. Our single solution also reduces validation costs”

Almada Lobo concludes:

“Critical manufacturing is committed to B. Braun’s success, both in our project execution approach and our flexibility to meet all of their long-term needs. We will use a joint project team to configure our system and build the competence to maintain it for the foreseeable future. We are confident that we will help B. Braun Medical Industries become a global benchmark for advanced and innovative medical manufacturing.”

About Critical Manufacturing

As the manufacturing sector becomes more global and outsourced, companies face increasing challenges to compete effectively and profitably. They must innovate quickly to be first to market but at the same time maintain the highest quality, at the lowest cost, to meet more demanding customer requirements.

Critical Manufacturing provides the most modern, flexible and configurable MOM solution available to help manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance measures; 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, enabling them to easily adapt to changes in demand, anywhere, at any time.