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Siemens acquires APS software company

Siemens has acquired the UK-based Preactor Group.

Preactor's APS software solutions will add new components to the Siemens Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) portfolio.

Once the deal is complete, the Preactor Group will be assigned to the Siemens Industry Automation Division.

The Preactor Group was founded in 1992, and its APS planning software is used to drive down production costs, boost productivity and improve adherence to delivery deadlines.

"By acquiring the Preactor Group, we are further extending our position as an industry software supplier in the field of production and logistics," said Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Siemens Division Industry Automation.

"The solutions supplied by Preactor ideally complement our MES product portfolio. We will be extending our industry software offering to include APS as a key component in the field of Manufacturing Operations Management."

The Preactor Group's President and CEO Mike Novels adds: "We have no plans to divert from our existing successful course."

Since the end of 2011, Siemens has acquired industrial software providers including: Active Tecnologia em Sistemas de Automação (pharmaceutical and biotech production), Vistagy (design of composite materials), IBS (quality and production management), Innotec do Brasil (holistic plant management), Perfect Costing Solutions (cost management), VRcontext (3D plant visualisation) and LMS (mechatronic simulation).

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