FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SeQent announces that Ford Motor Company has made a further commitment to deploy FirstPAGE™, FirstPAGE™ Alarm Manager, Marquee Manager and VideoServer family of products in support of their global operations expansion plan
London, Ontario – June 15, 2012 – SeQent (www.SeQent.com), the leading provider of innovative real-time Wireless Alarm & Event Dispatch, Andon-Industrial Digital Signage and Wireless Kanban solutions announced today that Ford Motor Company has made a significant commitment to deploy their solutions outside of North American starting in Asia Pacific and then South America. Below are the initial plants on the FIS deployment schedule:
- Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) - Ford Motor Company opened a $450 million plant in Thailand in May 2012 that is capable of producing 150,000 vehicles per year. FTM is in the process of implementing SeQent’s FirstPAGE, Marquee Manager & VideoServer family of products
- Ford China Engine Plant (CQEP) - Ford Motor Company and China joint venture partner, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA) are building a state-of-the-art passenger car engine plant in Chongqing, China. The USD $500 million investment will more than double CFMA’s annual engine production capacity in China to 750,000 units when it comes online in 2013. CQEP will be implementing SeQent’s FirstPAGE, Marquee Manager & VideoServer family of products
- Ford South America Operations (FSAO) - The plant in Camacari, Brazil will be implementing SeQent’s FirstPAGE & Marquee Manager family of products
“SeQent is well aligned with Ford Motor Company’s corporate Manufacturing IT strategy of taking the North American FIS application footprint and rolling it out to other regions of the world. We are delighted to be working with such a world-class partner and manufacturer” says Scott Burns, SeQent, Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
SeQent is a leading provider of real-time solutions that accelerate the decision making process, improve productivity and quality — while increasing plant floor visibility and profitability. Utilizing the logic and business rules already set up in PLC's or data collection systems (HMI/SCADA) — SeQent sends real-time Facilities, Life Safety, IT Management, Production, Quality and Maintenance information to Motorola TEAM VoWLAN smartphones, MOTOTRBO two-way radios, mobile phones, pagers, PDA's as well as LED & LCD displays.
In support of their Continuous Improvement initiatives SeQent’s solutions are utilized by some of the world’s largest manufacturers including: Abbott Nutrition, Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Honda, Intel, Kellogg's, SC Johnson, Toyota and WS Packaging. The company is privately held and is headquartered in London, Ontario.
For more information visit: www.SeQent.com or e-mail: sales@SeQent.com.
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