Jan 20, 2005

Aegis Europe Appoints New Distributors in UK and Ireland

Cheltenham, UK – Aegis Industrial Software (Europe) Limited, a leader in manufacturing productivity software systems for global electronics assemblers, has recently announced the appointment of Detech Europe Limited (Detech) as its reseller in the UK, and Prime Option as its reseller in Ireland. As a best-in-class vendor for manufacturing productivity systems, Aegis solutions address the full spectrum of manufacturing operations from new product introduction (NPI) to manufacturing execution systems (MES), based on scalability, integration, superior technology and service.

Both Detech and Prime Option are well established in their territories, with over 40 man-years experience in electronics manufacturing sector. They are selling the complete range of Aegis software solutions as part of their full-line system offering to customers. Detech is also a distributor for the Tyco Automation Group in the UK, and both Detech and Prime Option sell the DEPO Group Benchtop and Inline AOI systems.

“Our customers are always looking for successful ways in which to optimise all the business and process intelligence that exists in factories, in order to launch new products quickly, set up lines correctly, continuously improve quality and view/access all in real-time,” said David Erskine, managing director at Detech. “And in looking to extend our product portfolio we find that the Aegis solutions are perfect for our target markets.”

“I have been familiar with the Aegis products since their launch in 1997 and was impressed by their simplicity and stability at that time, tools designed by engineers for engineers. The Aegis products have expanded into a full suite of manufacturing products that maintain the core values of ease of use and stability, as well as being totally modular,” said Finbarr O'Mahony, managing director at Prime Option.

Aegis offers a cost-effective modular solution focusing on new product introduction (NPI) that includes data validation, process-to-asset mapping, routing, documentation creation and paperless delivery using web browsers. The company also provides manufacturing execution solutions covering shop floor engineering, process engineering, materials management, real-time integration and analysis that integrate into an electronics manufacturer’s current structure optimizing all existing assets.

Commenting on the appointment of Detech in the UK and Prime Option in Ireland, Peter Clegg, director of european business development at Aegis, said “We have adopted both a direct and multi-tiered indirect business model to grow our existing user base in Europe, supported by an expanding network of experienced value-added resellers (VARS) and European-based machine vendor partnerships. Both distributors bring much experience from the UK and Irish manufacturing markets and have a similar company culture to ours, in terms of customer partnerships, total solution offerings and in-depth customer support.”

For additional information contact:

Deb Geiger
VP, Global Marketing
Phone: +1 215.773.3571 x 1106
Email: [email protected]