Oct 19, 2005

Aegis Europe Expands European Applications Team

CHELTENHAM, UK – 20th October 2005 – Aegis Europe, a leader in Manufacturing Information Management systems for global electronics assemblers, has appointed Justin Hardwicke to its European team, in the role of european applications consultant.

Justin joins the growing European operations and is responsible for pre-sales activities, product introduction, installation and training at Aegis. Bringing many years experience in technical sales and support, Justin previously held sales and engineering roles at Sony Manufacturing Systems Europe, and engineering positions at AIWA.

Commenting on his appointment, Justin said, “Though companies are moving manufacturing plants to Eastern Europe and the Far East to save production costs, most of the companies still producing in Europe tend to be extremely quality conscious, such as in the automotive, medical device and defence industries. I feel there is a huge potential in helping these sectors to implement manufacturing Execution Systems providing traceability, real-time quality data collection and analytics to assist them in maintaining their distinctive local manufacturing advantages. Aegis has the products to achieve this and I’m keen to become a part of the company’s growing success.”

“As part of our business expansion plans in Europe, and our move to new headquarters, we are pleased to welcome Justin to the busy team. All customers are looking to reduce manufacturing expenses and we see the cost of materials, and holding more costly stock than is necessary as being one of the most significant areas. In using Aegis software for materials control it is possible to dramatically reduce surplus material inventory and reduce line set-up times while achieving an ROI almost immediately. One of Justin’s challenges is to work with customers in this area and demonstrate the immense productivity gains and fast payback on investment,” said Barrie Upton, managing director at Aegis Europe.

For additional information contact:

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